Head Cook resume example with 7+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Line Cook / Grill Cook / Cook Prep
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Reliable Head Cook offering 10+ years of experience working in busy, institutional-sized kitchens.

Also Innovative Prep/ Line Cook/ Grill Cook with well-rounded food background and extensive knowledge of all kitchen equipment. High-energy leader emphasizing healthy dishes made with local ingredients. Creatively builds exciting meals to satisfy discerning customers.

  • Culinary Techniques
  • Dish Preparation
  • Kitchen Staff Management
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Food Prep Planning
  • Special Events and Catering
  • BOH Operations
  • Team Leadership
  • Safe Food Handling
Head Cook, 09/2020 - 12/2021
Taher, Inc. Dodge Center, MN,
  • Kept kitchen, cooking utensils and storeroom clean and neat.
  • Sanitized counters and utensils used for preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Operated variety of kitchen equipment to measure and mix ingredients.
  • Cut, chopped and sliced meat and produce to prepare for cooking.
  • Served as lead cook, guiding and assisting training of less experienced cooks.
  • Filled specialized menu orders.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Tested new recipes and menu items, following taste-test evaluation and procedural criteria.
  • Observed food safety and sanitation protocols to reduce germ spread.
  • Improved performance of team members resulting in high-quality meals produced daily.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Supervised food preparation staff to deliver high-quality results.
  • Created tasty dishes using popular recipes, delighting patrons and generating return business.
Line Cook, 03/2020 - 09/2021
Odawa Casino Petoskey, MI,
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen with regular mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing utensils and glassware.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Prepped garnishes to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
Grill Cook, 06/2017 - 08/2019
Jack In The Box, Inc. Troy, MO,
  • Portioned food onto plates, added garnishes and sauces and handed off to wait staff for serving.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of line workstations.
  • Helped other staff members complete job tasks during peak times to keep kitchen running efficiently.
  • Grilled various cuts of meat and seafood items to meet customer specifications and food handling standards.
  • Garnished and arranged plated meals.
  • Seasoned and cooked food according to recipes or personal judgment and experience.
  • Received and stored food and supplies.
  • Checked temperature of freezers and refrigerators to maintain proper storage of cold items.
  • Reviewed quality standards and verified continuous application throughout kitchen environment.
  • Maintained clean and orderly appearance throughout kitchen and dining area.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Handled advanced thawing and food pre-preparation for upcoming meals.
Prep Dishwasher, 02/2007 - 02/2011
Doordash Beverly, NJ,
  • Unloaded trucks to move food and supplies from delivery vehicle to storage areas.
  • Observed safety regulations and used protective gear to clean knives and other sharp kitchen supplies.
  • Adhered to sanitary regulations to prevent contamination with food products.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Sorted clean dishes in appropriate storage areas for easy and accessible use.
  • Re-stocked clean washcloths, paper towels, sponges and other cleaning supplies.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Sanitized counters and wiped down surfaces following food preparation to prevent cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Assisted chef with food measurements, preparation and storage when necessary.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Operated and maintained dishwasher, handwash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Restocked main kitchen areas with items from shelves, coolers and freezers.
  • Mixed soap, water and sanitizer together to create cleaning solutions for daily use.
  • Swept and mopped floors at end of shift to comply with sanitary regulations.
  • Repaired and maintained dishwashing machine to keep dishes clean and kitchen running smoothly.
  • Used pressurized faucet sprayer effectively to wash large quantities of dishes.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2005
Thibodaux High School - Thibodaux, LA
: , Expected in
Nicholls State University - Thibodaux, LA

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School Attended

  • Thibodaux High School
  • Nicholls State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Head Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Prep Dishwasher


  • High School Diploma

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