hickory house cook resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

Talented food service worker with 5 years of experience in food service. Skilled at taking orders, handling special requests, preparing a variety of food and customer service. Remains calm and focused when managing multiple tasks and communicating with customers.

  • Portioning
  • Staff leadership
  • Process updates
  • Business leadership
  • Menu item familiarity
  • Cooking procedures
  • People skills
  • Customer service
  • Dish preparation
  • Vegetable preparation
  • Recipe review
  • Food storage safety
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Ingredient preparation
  • Food safety
  • Safe food handling
  • Basic math
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • High volume production capability
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Food handlers card
  • Hot and cold food preparation
  • Cleaning procedures
  • Staff training
  • Knife skills
  • Ingredient measurement
08/2022 to Current Line Cook/Trainer Hy-Vee | Grinnell, IA,
  • Trained and coached new team members.
  • Created appropriate learning environments for students.
  • Topped crust with sauce, meat, cheese and vegetables.
  • Crafted pizzas using proper amount of dough and quantities of toppings according to specifications.
  • Organized food preparation stations and regularly replenished supplies.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Operated pizza oven and brick oven along with other kitchen equipment to prepare authentic Italian dishes.
  • Stocked and managed inventory items using First-In First Out (FIFO) method to use products prior to expiration and reduce food waste.
  • Stocked freezers and refrigerators to maintain adequate supply of ingredients and products.
  • Modified standard recipes to address customer requests for substitutions or allergen concerns.
  • Supervised kitchen staff and applied positive reinforcement, promoting pleasant working environment.
  • Prepared garnishes for later use in meal production.
  • Prepared rotating list of new and seasonal items by trying new cooking techniques.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Operated large-volume cooking equipment to grill, bake and fry food items quickly for customers.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen with regular mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing utensils and glassware.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Prepped garnishes to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Cleaned cooking and refrigeration equipment to sanitize and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Mentored and trained staff by teaching cooking skills and kitchen maintenance, improving overall quality and performance.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
03/2021 to 08/2021 Hickory House Cook Kwik Trip, Inc. | Lancaster, WI,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Supported chefs in managing food preparation to achieve precise plating and presentation.
  • Prepared dishes for catering events or during high-volume shifts.
  • Utilized kitchen equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and company safety protocols.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Finished orders with cutlery, napkins and condiments.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Distributed food to service staff for prompt delivery to customers.
  • Carried food in insulated bags to maintain hot or cold temperature.
  • Communicated with restaurant staff to coordinate deliveries and obtain destination address.
  • Planned and followed efficient routes using physical maps and GPS applications.
  • Maintained positive attitude and diplomacy when dealing with customers and other team members.
  • Followed safety rules to keep clean driving record with no accidents or incidents.
  • Utilized corporate vehicle to deliver and sell products to clients with focus on optimizing customer experience.
07/2019 to 12/2020 Assistant Food Service Leader Weidner | Broken Arrow, OK,
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Improved presentation and sales approaches to increase revenue.
  • Performed continuous reviews of operations in order to meet needs, control costs and optimize procedures for maximum customer satisfaction.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and increase efficiency.
  • Collaborated with trainees to bolster understanding of project management, safety and inventory waste to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
  • Monitored and counted food stock and supplies to reorder on time.
  • Accepted transaction payments, making change for cash payments and processing credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.
  • Prepared large batches of fried food according to standard recipes.
  • Performed prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting and seeding fruits and vegetables.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized for maximum efficiency.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to monitor quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
  • Complied with company service standards, including inventory and cash control procedures.
  • Resolved customer concerns and relayed relevant information to supervisor.
  • Carried pans, kettles and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator in accordance with safety standards.
  • Maximized customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service.
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks to promote store efficiency.
  • Received food orders from individuals and explained offerings.
02/2017 to 07/2019 Manager in Training H-E-B | Texas City, TX,
  • Followed manager advice to improve leadership and supervisory skills.
  • Coordinated work of team of 3 employees to help each team member carry out accurate food and cashier work.
  • Assessed, optimized and elevated operations to target current and expected demands.
  • Organized resources and minimized waste to protect company interests and complete projects on time.
  • Worked closely with customers to understand needs and resolve diverse issues.
  • Collaborated with staff to maximize customer satisfaction, streamline procedures and improve bottom-line profitability.
03/2016 to 02/2017 Gas Station Attendant Company Name | City, State,
  • Maintained adequate food and beverages in display cases and refrigerators for customer convenience.
  • Sold store items and vehicle services to customers.
  • Inspected identification to determine proper age of customers for alcohol and cigarettes.
  • Attended to gas spills and accidents promptly and according to established guidelines.
  • Processed payments via cash, credit and debit cards and counted back change to customers to avoid cash drawer errors.
  • Processed gas and amenities payments.
  • Responded to questions about local area and company services.
  • Answered customers' questions and addressed problems and complaints in person and via phone.
  • Maintained cleanliness, neatness and organization of all areas.
  • Eliminated safety hazards, removed soiled items and collected trash from customer areas.
  • Activated fuel pumps to fill fuel tanks of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel.
Education and Training
Expected in to to Bachelor of Science | Computer Science Portland State University, Portland OR, GPA:
Expected in to to | South Central College, North Mankato, GPA:
Expected in 06/2018 to to High School Diploma | Mankato West Senior High School, Mankato, MN GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Portland State University
  • South Central College
  • Mankato West Senior High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Line Cook/Trainer
  • Hickory House Cook
  • Assistant Food Service Leader
  • Manager in Training
  • Gas Station Attendant


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • High School Diploma

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