kitchen assistant cook resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

  • Food preparation
  • Team-oriented
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Effective prioritization
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Organization
  • Focused and disciplined
  • POS systems
  • Cash drawer balancing
  • Customer assistance
  • Cash register operation
  • Credit and cash transactions
  • Customer seating
  • Wound care
  • Housekeeping
  • Medication administration
Kitchen Assistant/Cook, 01/2017 to 12/2021
Dk SecurityPort Huron, MI,
  • 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 soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • 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 garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kitchen with regular attention to checklists.
  • Operated kitchen tools safely and used great knife skills to quickly prepare ingredients.
  • Boosted customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service.
  • Interacted with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Verified proper portion sizes to consistently attain high food quality standards.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • load and unload vehicle of all items at each event.
Hostess/Cashier, 05/2020 to 11/2020
Always Best CareAtlanta, IN,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Wiped down counters and conveyor belt to remove debris and maintain cleanliness.
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Accepted cash and credit card payments, issued receipts and provided change.
  • Wrapped items and bagged purchases properly to prevent merchandise breakage.
  • Inspected items for damage and obtained replacements for customers.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Monitored dining area to assess server capacity and estimate wait times.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Accommodated guests with children and special needs to promote comfortable dining experience.
  • Scheduled reservations and notified servers and managers of large groups to prepare seating in advance.
  • Cleaned and restocked counter areas, replenished cash drawer and checked server supplies to facilitate operations.
  • Communicated with servers about new tables, changes in food availability and customer comments.
  • Performed walked throughs during service to monitor guest satisfaction and advise serving and bussing staff of specific guest needs.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food counts by determining number of items required for complete service.
  • Collected reservation information and communicated updates to guests via mobile device or in-person.
Retail Assistant, 05/2020 to 11/2020
Mystic TroveCity, STATE,
  • Engaged positively with each customer, providing professional and polite support for sales and service needs.
  • Kept calm and applied strong problem-solving and interpersonal skills to resolve conflicts.
  • Restocked shelves, racks and bins with latest merchandise and changed signage to promote special items.
  • Counted cash, made change to keep organized and balanced cash register drawer.
  • Managed cash register operations and processed sales and returns.
  • Arranged merchandise for display to highlight new styles, attract customers and enhance sales.
  • Stocked, replenished and organized inventory to keep store merchandise fresh.
Assisted Living Caregiver, 03/2018 to 02/2019
Summit Independent Living CenterCity, STATE,
  • Made beds, swept floors and sanitized surfaces to support activities of daily living.
  • Improved patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Transported patients to medical, dental and personal care appointments.
  • Planned and prepared nutritious meals and snacks to meet diabetic, low sodium and high protein diets.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding to prevent infection.
  • Cared for wounds by changing bandages, dressings and binders to promote healing.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2020 to Flathead High School - Kalispell, MT
Activities and Honors

Was a Member of Girl Scouts Of America from 2007 to 2020.

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School Attended

  • Flathead High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Kitchen Assistant/Cook
  • Hostess/Cashier
  • Retail Assistant
  • Assisted Living Caregiver


  • High School Diploma

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