food service specialist resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Well-qualified food service team member skilled at managing high-volume meal service needs. Proficient in safe food handling, cleaning procedures and sanitizing requirements. Expertise in food and health guidelines. Motivated Shift Leader enthusiastic about helping team members meet and exceed objectives with compassionate leadership. Talented trainer and operational problem-solver with front-line experience and collaborative nature. Resourceful in balancing customer, company and employee needs.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Storage Procedures
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Food Preparation
  • Problem-Solving
  • Team Oriented
  • Strong Work Ethic
Food Service Specialist, 04/2014 to Current
St. Charles Health SystemBend, OR,
  • Kept foods at safe temperatures in storage, during cooking and prior to serving.
  • Prepared nutritious meals according to standard guidelines.
  • Followed established recipes to prepare foods using techniques such as frying, simmering and steaming.
  • Checked daily menus in order to accurately gather and prepare ingredients for entrees, sides and desserts.
  • Followed recipes to cut, chop and combine correct ingredients and quantities to meet quality standards.
  • Stored perishable food items in freezer or refrigerator to protect from spoilage.
  • Followed recipes and soldiers requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Enhanced food quality by monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling.
  • Monitored inventory to keep adequate stock of food items and supplies.
Shift Lead, 06/2020 to 07/2021
Nothing Bundt CakesEl Paso, TX,
  • Delegated tasks to employees and monitored activities and task completion.
  • Resolved customer complaints and reported issues to senior management.
  • Completed opening and closing duties to facilitate business operations.
  • Upheld company standards and compliance requirements for operations.
  • Coached and trained employees and managed daily work assignments to enhance operations.
  • Documented receipts, employee hours, and inventory movement.
  • Counted inventory, resolved discrepancies, and completed paperwork to keep system accurate and current.
  • Reinforced rules to promote superior employee performance.
  • Counted cash on hand at shift change and closing to determine shortages or overages and prepare bank deposit statements.
  • Supervised and led employees to maintain productivity and customer service levels.
  • Complied with company safety procedures, policies, and regulations to promote safe working environment.
  • Assessed reports and adjusted workflows to realign with targets.
Lead Trainer, 07/2018 to 10/2019
CspringIndianapolis, IN,
  • Evaluated training effectiveness by surveying trainees and managers and collecting before and after data showing training impact.
  • Led training sessions to teach new personnel key job responsibilities.
  • Presented step-by-step job task instructions clearly and offered opportunities to ask questions for clarification.
  • Offered clear and precise corrective feedback with direction for improvement and next steps.
  • Reviewed official training materials and memorized information to accurately train staff.
  • Asked employees to repeat specific tasks set number of times to build confidence and speed.
  • Loaded and unloaded trailers with care and efficiency.
  • Used computer and company software to enter shipment and inventory records.
  • Staged and sorted products for loading.
  • Operated pallet jacks to transport stored items from warehouse to plant.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Organized efficient daily work plans based on oral instructions and written directions to meet challenging objectives.
  • Palletized boxes to increase movement and shipment efficiency.
  • Utilized forklift to move inventory items.
  • Disposed of debris and hazardous materials properly to avoid contamination.
Dishwasher, 08/XXX to 04/2017
Intermountain HealthcareProvo, UT,
  • Scrubbed pots, pans and trays by hand or cleaned using industrial washing machine.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Sanitized counters and wiped down surfaces following food preparation to prevent cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Restocked main kitchen areas with items from shelves, coolers and freezers.
  • Replaced clean utensils in storage bins for easy access.
  • Repaired and maintained dishwashing machine to keep dishes clean and kitchen running smoothly.
  • Unloaded trucks to move food and supplies from delivery vehicle to storage areas.
  • Maintained assigned areas to keep organized and clean by mopping floor.
  • Operated and maintained dishwasher, handwash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Removed built-up waste and potential contaminants from waste receptacles, machinery and cooking equipment.
  • Backed up kitchen team members during heavy work periods to maximize team coverage.
  • Cleared trash and washed work area tables, walls, refrigerator equipment, cooking equipment and floors to keep sanitized kitchen.
Education and Training
Diploma: General in General studies, Expected in 06/2015 to Gates County Senior High School - ,
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Additional Information
  • Certifications and Licenses Driver's License ServSafe , Secret Clearance

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School Attended

  • Gates County Senior High School

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  • Food Service Specialist
  • Shift Lead
  • Lead Trainer
  • Dishwasher


  • Diploma

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