Energetic culinary professional with a blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Works well as a dynamic leader in high-pressure settings. Motivated Cook offering over 4 years experience in the food industry. Focused on high standards for taste and quality, while maintaining profitable margins. Superior communication and leadership skills. Good communication skills and do well with working with others as a team to getthe next task completed.
Beautiful presentation of food
Institutional and batch cooking
Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
Chef at Artisanal, awarded best restaurant in a magazine.
Garde Manger, 05/2016 to 11/2016 Artisanal – Banner Elk
Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
Maintained a skilled kitchen staff by properly coaching, counseling and disciplining employees.
Ensured all staff understood expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily kitchen work.
Achieved and exceeded performance, budget and team goals.
Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation.
Line Cook, 03/2013 to 05/2016 Cracker Barrel – Boone
Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces when beginning a new task to avoid cross-contamination.
Cooked and served food and meals in accordance with planned menus, diet plans, recipes, portions, temperature control procedures and facility policies.
Positively engaged with customers, offering menu information, providing suggestions and showing genuine appreciation for their business.
Properly labeled and stored all raw food ingredients including produce, meat, fish, poultry, dairy and dry goods in the appropriate storage room, walk-in refrigerator, freezer or cooler.
Accurately and efficiently prepared healthy, delicious fish, meat and vegetable-based dishes.
High School Diploma: 2013 East Wilkes High School - Ronda