kitchen manager resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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A highly-motivated employee with desire to take on new challenges. Strong worth ethic, adaptability and exceptional interpersonal skills. Adept at working effectively unsupervised and quickly mastering new skills. That also has a history of meeting company needs with consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure, customer service, multitasking and time management abilities to best enhance the organizational brand.

  • Staff Training and Development
  • Staff Supervision
  • Problem-Solving
  • Productivity Improvement
  • Team Collaboration and Leadership
  • Performance Monitoring
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: Liberal Arts And General Studies, Expected in 05/2023
Claire County Community College - Overland Park, KS
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2015
Olathe North Sr High School - Olathe, KS
Kitchen Manager, 06/2017 to Current
ResthavenHolland, MI,
  • Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.
  • Kept kitchen equipment properly functioning by following manufacturer's operating instructions and educating staff on proper use.
  • Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.
  • Utilized various preparation and cooking methods to create menu items in accordance with recipes.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling and restaurant protocols.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and boost results.
  • Assisted restaurant owners with pricing by providing ingredient costs and portioning information.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Promoted safe working conditions by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Resolved problems or concerns to satisfaction of involved parties.
  • Coached staff on strategies to enhance performance and improve customer relations.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Inspected dining and serving areas for cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Inspected restrooms and dining and serving areas to foster cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Supervised activities of dining room staff to maintain service levels and support guest needs.
  • Trained front-of-house staff on restaurant policies and procedures, guest service techniques, and communication skills to promote positive experiences.
  • Loaded and unloaded ovens with various products.
Laborer, 03/2016 to 06/2017
Superior Plus Energy ServicesVestal, NY,
  • Performed physical activities requiring heavy lifting, walking, and standing for long periods of time.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions.
  • Maintained clean, safe working environment by removing debris from job site prior to shift completion.
  • Operated and maintained a variety of equipment including hand and power tools.
  • Collaborated with team members to complete assigned tasks and meet tight deadlines.
  • Met company and OSHA safety guidelines for work site operations to minimize worker risk.
  • Loaded and unloaded daily material shipments, keeping products organized and secure to prevent damage and optimize handling.
  • Performed repetitive assembly tasks with hand and power tools and automated equipment.
  • Read plans, instructions or specifications to determine work activities.
  • Sorted and placed materials or items on racks, shelves or in bins to keep warehouse organized.
  • Performed regular servicing and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Lubricated and cleaned machinery and tools.
  • Cut materials into specified sizes for installation using tile cutters and power saws.
  • Applied caulking compounds by hand or caulking guns to protect against entry of water or air.
  • Mixed, poured, and spread concrete, asphalt gravel and other materials.
Sandwich Artist, 08/2015 to 03/2016
Coborn'sSaint Michael, MN,
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks by following company guidelines.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized.
  • Used POS system and cash register to receive payments by cash, check, credit card and voucher.
  • Operated cash register to accept cash or credit card payment and issue receipt for transaction.
  • Prepared sandwiches using assortment of meats, veggies and other ingredients to meet customer specifications.
  • Sanitized food storage and preparation areas to comply with food health and safety requirements.
  • Restocked counter supplies and condiment stations, cleaned windows and emptied trash cans during slow periods.
  • Delivered superior customer service focused on quality and meeting customer needs.
  • Communicated with customer to provide menu offering details and assist with decision-making.
  • Organized food preparation stations and regularly replenished supplies.
  • Stored food properly to prevent spoilage, cross-contamination and illnesses.
  • Answered guest questions, delivering most accurate and updated information available.
Team Member, 04/2013 to 05/2015
Cafe RioTaylorsville, UT,
  • Developed positive customer relationships through friendly greeting and excellent service.
  • Addressed customer needs, responding to specific requests.
  • Worked hard to learn required tasks quickly to maximize performance.
  • Maintained excellent levels of workplace cleanliness around equipment to enhance safety and productivity.
  • Rotated through series of different stations based on team needs.
  • Built and maintained working relationships with peers and upper management.
  • Contributed to team safety and productivity by removing safety hazards and keeping areas neat and well-stocked.
  • Looked for ways to go above and beyond job requirements.
  • Upheld high standards of productivity and quality in operations.
  • Assisted newly hired team members by explaining company procedures and safety requirements.
  • Improved knowledge and productivity through continuous education and learning from senior team leaders.
  • Followed production orders and company standards to exceed quality scores on consistent basis.
  • Implemented performance, quality and efficiency measures to achieve aggressive production goals.
  • Processed and retrieved customer special orders.
  • Stayed informed of company and store updates from leadership.
Additional Information
  • Adequate Microsoft Office applications use

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School Attended

  • Claire County Community College
  • Olathe North Sr High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Laborer
  • Sandwich Artist
  • Team Member


  • Associate of Arts
  • High School Diploma

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