Professional Housekeeper with strong organizational and multi-tasking skills, as well as superior time and resource management capabilities. Housekeeper versed in executing multiple tasks in a fast paced environment. Friendly and effective when working with a wide range of personalities. Dependable and punctual Housekeeper who works well with others and believes in working hard to satisfy each customer.
Exceptional time management
Decision making skills
Bloodborne pathogen training
Interior and exterior cleaning
Dependable and reliable
Planed and lead projects
11/2012 to Current
Housekeeping AideDepartment of Veterans Affairs － Washington, DCCleaned and returned vacant rooms to occupant-ready status. Swept and vacuumed floors, hallways and stairwells. Stripped floors using electrical cleaning equipment. Operated incinerators and trash compactors to dispose of garbage. Serviced MICU,SICU,OR surgical areas. Instructed and trained employees in all faucets of housekeeping. Planned and led projects to completion. Ensured compliance with environmental and safety guidelines.
11/1995 to 11/2012
Second CookCarroll Manor Nursing Home － Washington, DCConsistently kept a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements. Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of all food products. Collaborated closely with the Food and Beverage Director to conduct staff meetings and resolve service, product and personnel issues. Provided courteous and informative customer service in an open kitchen format. Systematically tasted and smelled all prepared dishes, and observed color, texture and garnishes. Implemented and supported company initiatives and programs. Effectively managed and assisted kitchen staff in producing food for banquets, catered events and member dining areas.
11/1993 to 04/2005
CookUS Navy Reserves － Washington, DCRegularly developed new recipes in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, and budgetary considerations. Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports. Enforced appropriate work-flow and quality controls for food quality and temperature. Provided nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food. Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads. Displayed a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
01/1990 to 11/2004
Food Service WorkerOld Soldiers and Airman Home － Washington, DCBuilt and fostered a team environment Built and fostered a team environment Identified opportunities to increase revenue, decrease kitchen expenses and maximize departmental productivity without compromising guest satisfaction. Actively participated in staff meetings and operated as an effective management team leader. Consistently verified that kitchen staff followed all recipes and portioned serving guidelines correctly. Correctly and safely operated all kitchen equipment in accordance with set guidelines.
08/1988 to 11/1995
Housekeeping AideDays Inn － Crystal City, VACleaned the exterior surfaces of lighting fixtures, including glass and plastic enclosures. Spot cleaned carpets using industrial carpet cleaner. Emptied and cleaned all waste receptacles. Cleaned and returned vacant rooms to occupant-ready status. Greeted and registered guests and issued room keys. Served as public relations representative for the hotel. Greeted all guests in a courteous and professional manner. Fostered strong working relationships with all hotel departments.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: building tradesSpingarm High School － Washington, DCEmphasis in [Subject]building tradesCoursework in Emergency Preparedness
Honorable: Certified CookUnited States NavyServed tour from 1980 to 1988