food production manager resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Innovative and organized with 3 years of university research and laboratory experience in food science and technology. Ambitious and hardworking team player with 4 years of work experience in food processing, quality control, and product development. Over 7 years of experience working in various roles in food establishments with a strong background and proven expertise in driving successful operations.

Expected in 05/2021 to to Bachelor of Science | Nutrition and Food Sciences, Food Science & Technology Louisiana State University And A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA GPA:
Expected in 12/2017 to to Associate of Arts | Holmes Community College, Goodman, MS, GPA:
Work History
04/2022 to Current Food and Beverage Technologist Allegiant Air | Medford, OR,
  • Developed benchtop prototypes for new products, reformulations, plant trials and productivity initiatives.
  • Optimized existing product formulations while focusing on cost efficiency and rationalization of ingredients.
  • Implemented a new project tracking process to streamline the flow of projects by creating organized visibility of project progress, deadlines and feedback.
  • Performed analytical testing using a wide range of equipment including: Javalytics color analyzer, Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer, Near Infrared Moisture Analyzer, and other meters such as pH, TDS, and Brix refractometer.
  • Prepared reports based on sensory evaluation and analytical readings and discussed reports internally and with external suppliers.
  • Supported presentations to the Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team.
09/2021 to 03/2022 Quality Assurance Specialist 1-800-Flowers.Com, Inc. | Hebron, OH,
  • Provided analytical, planning and coordination support on projects as assigned, reviewing, interpreting, analyzing and illustrating data to stimulate and support effective decision making.
  • Collaborated with the Quality Manager in the oversight of quality programs to assure standards and regulatory requirements were met.
  • Organized and maintained quality hold & release documentation and disposition of products while using JD Edwards software.
  • Assisted in production trials for qualifications of new products and supported cross functional teams to contribute to successful product launches.
  • Performed routine laboratory analysis of finished goods and monitored products for conformance to company standards and customer specifications.
  • Trained, mentored, and led quality team members to ensure program goals were met.
09/2019 to 05/2021 Food Production Manager Lodge Management Group | Chicago, IL,
  • Led production operations by organizing and combining raw materials to produce 100-gallon batches of salad dressing.
  • Contributed to various research tasks involving reformulation as well as development of new salad dressing products.
  • Operated production equipment such as Accutek and Inline filling machines and worked attentively with compressed air systems.
  • Increased yield and improved quality by developing and implementing improved production processes.
  • Flexed between different positions and helped team exceed production goals with effective planning, organization, and management abilities.
03/2017 to 06/2021 Kitchen Manager State Of Wisconsin | Trempealeau, WI,
  • Assisted with third-party audits and routine inspections and developed Corrective and Preventative Action Plans to improve business performance.
  • Achieved food preparation goals including maintaining full compliance with consistency, quality, and freshness guidelines.
  • Executed fast, fresh food preparation during high-volume shifts through proper management of time, resources and staff.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage shipments, checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
11/2019 to 12/2020 Food Production Lead Shake Shack | The Woodlands, TX,
  • Achieved record-timing production of rum cakes while leading the team through all stations of processing.
  • Operated vacuum-sealing equipment and ensured final product was under correct packaging conditions.
  • Inspected final product for visual, textural, and flavor quality to ensure targets were met.
  • Project Management
  • Time Management
  • Excellent Work Ethic
  • Data Analysis
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent Communication

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Louisiana State University And A&M College
  • Holmes Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Food and Beverage Technologist
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Food Production Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Food Production Lead


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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