kitchen manager resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Accomplished Kitchen Manager bringing 6.5 years of restaurant industry experience. Schedules kitchen workload to allow for timely meal preparation, serving and clean-up. Trains and supervises kitchen personnel on food safety, work safety and kitchen sanitation.

Motivated Kitchen Manager eager to deliver exceptional kitchen service and drive business success. Orders food consistent with nutritional considerations and within budget restrictions. Develops and maintains vendor relations with multiple suppliers.

Talented Kitchen Manager successfully manages inventory, leads teams and handles food. Trains and supervises kitchen personnel on proper cooking techniques. Schedules preventive maintenance and repairs to maintain kitchen equipment in good working condition.

Enthusiastic Kitchen Manager highly effective at contributing to team success. Friendly, outgoing, and reliable professional offering 6+ years in restaurant industry and experience cooking with management responsibilities. Passionate about innovative dishes and maximizing kitchen productivity.

Enthusiastic kitchen manager with 6.5 years of success delivering quality dining experiences. Strong leader highly skilled at managing staff and resolving issues related to inventory, kitchen slow-downs and customer satisfaction.

  • Diverse beverage knowledge
  • Portioning understanding
  • Training
  • Sanitation
  • Leadership
  • Multitasking
  • Planning
  • Coordination
  • Basic math
  • Computer skills
  • Time management
Kitchen Manager, 10/2014 to Current
Al Copeland InvestmentsBaton Rouge, LA,
  • Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.
  • Interviewed, hired and supervised back of house staff to clean tables, remove dishes, take food to tables and assist servers and bartenders.
  • Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.
  • Collaborated with server trainees to document and resolve potential customer concerns to drive brand satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Detailed hands-on requirements for performing preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and increase efficiency.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Performed restaurant walk-throughs to gauge timeliness and excellent service quality.
CASHIER, 06/2014 to 10/2014
Denair Unified School DistrictDenair, CA,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum efficiency.
  • Wiped down counters and conveyor belt to remove debris and maintain cleanliness.
  • Trained new team members in cash register operation, stock procedures and customer service.
  • Resolved customer complaints and escalated worsening concerns for remediation.
SANDWICH , 04/2013 to 06/2014
CmcJacksonville, FL,
  • Prepared food items such as deli and hot sandwiches to meet customer orders.
  • Discussed menu options with customers and offered suggestions to meet individual needs and drive sales.
  • Answered guest questions, delivering most accurate and updated information available.
  • Informed customers of regular deals or monthly specials to upsell orders.
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks per company guidelines.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized.
  • Trained sandwich artists to apply attention to detail and commitment to quality.
  • Boosted customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service.
  • Performed food preparation tasks by making salads, brewing coffee and tea and slicing meats.
  • Stored food properly to prevent spoilage, cross-contamination and illnesses.
  • Used POS system and cash register to receive payments by cash, check, credit card and voucher.
  • Organized food preparation stations and regularly replenished supplies.
  • Communicated with customer to provide menu offering details and assist with decision-making.
  • Delivered superior customer service focused on quality and meeting customer needs.
  • Organized food items on serving trays and in carry-out packages.
  • Verified orders and bagged items for easy transport.
  • Received food orders from individuals and explained offerings.
  • Served drinks and prepared specialty beverages.
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures.
  • Performed prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting and seeding fruits and vegetables.
  • Prepared mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, pulled pork, cornbeef, brussels and so many more food items, following recipes to cut, chop and combine ingredients in correct amounts and with proper technique, cooking to perfection.
  • Complied with company service standards, including inventory and cash control procedures.
  • Restocked counter supplies and condiment stations, cleaned windows and emptied trash cans during slow periods.
JANITOR , 02/2012 to 02/2013
Jan ProCity, STATE,
  • Responded to emergency cleaning requests to meet client expectations.
  • Reduced cleaning time significantly while maintaining company quality standards.
  • Handled and stored hazardous chemicals safely to prevent injury or illness.
  • Used industrial cleaning equipment to quickly complete custodial tasks.
  • Moved equipment and furniture to thoroughly clean space.
  • Organized custodial closets to easily find equipment and supplies.
  • Notified management of structural issues and major repairs.
  • Maintained building interiors with routine deep cleaning of high-traffic areas.
  • Raked leaves, cut and watered grass and picked up garbage to maintain grounds.
  • Assessed functionality of cleaning equipment and performed repairs when needed.
  • Sorted and disposed of trash and recycling materials to keep common areas clean and organized.
  • Wet and spot mopped to clean floors and other surfaces in public corridors.
  • Stripped, sealed, finished and polished floors to maintain appearance and remove scratches.
  • Responded promptly to requests to clean and sanitize areas after accidents.
  • Mopped and waxed floors, dusted, deep cleaned bathrooms and removed trash to keep buildings in clean and orderly condition.
  • Maintained, sanitized and vacuumed dining area and washed kitchen floors prior to closing.
  • Wiped down various surfaces using approved cleaning products to prevent growth of bacteria and viruses.
  • Maintained janitorial equipment and performed minor repairs to extend machine life and avoid malfunctions.
  • Maintained inventory of cleaning supplies and documented items requiring reorder.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2011
Wheeler High School - Marietta, GA
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DATE OF EXAM: 11/14/2017


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  • Wheeler High School

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  • High School Diploma

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