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kitchen manager resume example with 19+ years of experience

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

Talented kitchen leader offer over 19 years of experience in preparing and serving diverse foods. Motivates employees to exceed customer expectations in high-volume settings while maintaining strong quality and cost controls. Service-oriented with good multitasking, safety management and decision-making skills.

Skilled Kitchen Manager knowledgeable about best practices, safe food handling and inventory management.

Energetic Kitchen Manager enthusiastic about working with high-performance teams. Personable, responsible, and hardworking professional. Dedicated to innovative dishes, effective budgeting and top-of-the-line customer service.

Skills
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Performance Improvement
  • Equipment Maintenance and Repairs
  • Managing Deliveries
  • Relationship Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Monitoring Food Preparation
  • Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Scheduling Staff
  • Supply Ordering and Management
  • Delegating Assignments and Tasks
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Training and Onboarding
  • Health Code Compliance
  • Time Management
  • Developing Special Dishes and Recipes
Work History
07/2016 to 07/2021 Kitchen Manager Benchmark Hospitality | Trenton, FL,
  • Delegated food preparation duties down to cooks and followed up with cooks to verify proper preparation and production of meals.
  • Applied knowledge of previous supply needs and forecasted business levels to estimate required supplies.
  • Checked and tested foods to verify quality and temperature.
  • Identified team weak points and implemented corrective actions to resolve concerns.
  • Wiped down counters using sanitizing spray to prevent cross-contamination among food items.
  • Conducted daily checks of refrigerators and freezers to verify proper food storage, container labeling and surface cleaning.
  • Developed kitchen staff through training, disciplinary action and performance reviews.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Motivated staff to perform at peak efficiency and quality.
08/2012 to 07/2016 Kitchen Manager Benchmark Hospitality | Basking Ridge, NJ,
  • Delivered in-depth training to workers in food preparation and customer-facing roles to promote strong team performance.
  • Delegated food preparation duties down to cooks and followed up with cooks to verify proper preparation and production of meals.
  • 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.
  • Conducted daily checks of refrigerators and freezers to verify proper food storage, container labeling and surface cleaning.
  • Developed kitchen staff through training, disciplinary action and performance reviews.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Trained staff on proper cooking procedures as well as safety regulations and productivity strategies.
03/2004 to 08/2012 Kitchen Manager Benchmark Hospitality | South Beach, FL,
  • Delegated food preparation duties down to cooks and followed up with cooks to verify proper preparation and production of meals.
  • 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.
  • Conducted daily checks of refrigerators and freezers to verify proper food storage, container labeling and surface cleaning.
  • Developed kitchen staff through training, disciplinary action and performance reviews.
  • Scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget.
  • Kept facility compliant with health codes, sanitation requirements and license regulations, alleviating potentially heavy fines.
  • Oversaw food preparation and monitored safety protocols.
  • Trained staff on proper cooking procedures as well as safety regulations and productivity strategies.
  • Maintained kitchen cleanliness and sanitation through correct procedures and scheduled cleaning of surfaces and equipment.
  • Purchased food and cultivated strong vendor relationships.
03/2002 to 03/2004 Dollar Store Manager/Buyer Dollar Zone | City, STATE,
  • Coached sales associates in product specifications, sales incentives and selling techniques, significantly increasing customer satisfaction ratings.
  • Reviewed and monitored scheduling, purchases and other expenses to maintain quarterly budget.
  • Managed inventory control, cash control and store opening and closing procedures.
  • Protected store from loss or theft by setting and enforcing clear security policies.
  • Set effective store schedules based on forecasted customer levels, individual employee knowledge and service requirements.
  • Reconciled daily sales transactions to balance and log day-to-day revenue.
  • Coached sales associates on product knowledge by using wide variety of training tools.
  • Completed point of sale opening and closing procedures.
  • Managed store employees successfully in fast-paced environment through proactive communication and positive feedback.
  • Rotated stock to achieve optimum appeal and minimize shrinkage.
  • Supervised guests at front counter, answering questions regarding products.
Education
Expected in to to High School Diploma | Cottonwood High School, Salt Lake City, UT GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Cottonwood High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Dollar Store Manager/Buyer

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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