Kitchen Lead Resume Example

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

Energetic and enthusiastic about working with high-performance teams. Personable, responsible, and hardworking. Dedicated to top-of-the-line customer service. I have worked in the food service industry for a long time and am looking for a change. I work well with people, am a quick learner and like to stay busy.

  • Guest services
  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Work History
04/2019 to Current Kitchen Lead Fat Cats | Salt Lake City, UT,
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Applied knowledge of previous supply needs and forecasted business levels to estimate required supplies.
  • Checked and tested foods to verify quality and temperature.
  • Wiped down counters using sanitizing spray to prevent cross-contamination among food items.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Coordinated and organized all restaurant inventory.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Maximized quality assurance by completing frequent checks of line.
02/2012 to 03/2019 Kitchen Manager / cook Sunrise Senior Living | Lombard, IL,
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
  • Inspected kitchen equipment and appliances to verify proper working order, including commercial fryers, steamers, ovens and ranges.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Prepared numerous orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Sanitized kitchen surfaces and equipment by cleaning grills, griddles, ovens and fryers
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and dinner service.
  • Safely used kitchen equipment and reduced risk of injuries and burns.
10/2009 to 01/2012 Sub Food Service Assistant Elk Grove Unified School District | City, STATE,
  • Compiled recipe ingredients and prepared for cooks by washing, cutting or measuring food items.
  • Supported restaurant closing, restocking items and reporting shortages.
  • Checked completed orders for accuracy and bagged meals for easy carrying.
  • Maintained clean, sanitized and well-organized food preparation zones.
  • Scanned shelves and product cases for expired stock and discarded outdated or spoiled items.
  • Monitored food preparation and offered feedback on portion size and presentation.
  • Adhered to safe work practices, food safety regulations and corporate guidelines.
  • Wiped counters and sanitized equipment to maintain clean food prep and dining areas.
  • Prevented food spoilage by monitoring dates, rotating stock and following proper storage procedures.
  • Circulated kitchen area to receive work assignments fr0m lead and identify support tasks.
03/2011 to 12/2011 Dishwasher / food prep Brewster's Bar & Grill | City, STATE,
  • Washed and sanitized dirty dishes by hand and by using dishwasher.
  • Stepped into additional roles during busy times to boost coverage of important stations.
  • Increased machine efficiency by scraping and pre-washing dishes.
  • Loaded glasses, silverware and dishes into dishwasher each shift, running numerous loads per day.
  • Volunteered to assist with other tasks during peak meal times after completing dishwashing duties.
  • Worked with chemicals such as detergent, rinse agents and sanitizers to protect customer health.
  • Moved items from main storage areas to easily accessible small fridge, freezers and containers to support kitchen staff efficiency.
  • Disinfected counters and wiped down food prep surfaces to prevent illness and cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Kept kitchen areas neat and clean by removing trash and organizing supplies.
  • Completed extra cleaning work on garbage cans, racks, dry storage areas and other fixtures to keep kitchen spotless.
  • Gently moved glassware, crystal and other delicate items to prevent breakage.
  • Kept work area clean, dry and free of debris to prevent incidents and accidents.
  • Cleared, washed and stacked all plates, dining utensils and trays quickly and without breaking.
Expected in 06/2009 High School Diploma | Estrellita High School, Galt, California, GPA:

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Halle Delaney - 209-570-1702

Julie Cramer - 916-247-3181

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School Attended
  • Estrellita High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Kitchen Lead
  • Kitchen Manager / cook
  • Sub Food Service Assistant
  • Dishwasher / food prep
  • High School Diploma

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