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Jessica Claire
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Summary

Productive Kitchen Manager focused on high-quality, cost-effective ingredients and providing speedy, quality service. Customer-oriented leader with high level of stamina and excellent relationship-building capabilities. Versed in employee scheduling, inventory management and crew leadership. Talented Kitchen Manager successfully monitors 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. 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.

Skills
  • Safe Food Handling
  • New Employee Recruitment
  • Vendor Relations
  • Budget Management
  • Multitasking and Organization
  • Kitchen Management
  • Customer Service
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Team Building
  • Problem-Solving
  • Staff Training and Development
  • Inventory Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Team Collaboration and Leadership
  • Policy and Procedure Enforcement
  • Shift Scheduling
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Cost Control
  • Staff Supervision
  • Employee Performance Evaluations
  • Scheduling Staff
  • Building Maintenance
  • Relationship Building
  • Monitoring Food Preparation
  • Performance Improvement
  • Supply Ordering and Management
  • Front of House Management
  • Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Money Handling
  • Health Code Compliance
  • Training and Onboarding
  • Back of House Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Managing Deliveries
  • Service Delivery Management
  • Investigating Complaints
Experience
12/2021 to 02/2023
Kitchen Manager North Country Academy Pelham, AL,
  • 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.
  • Planned kitchen staff schedules to maximize coverage and encourage collaboration.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling and restaurant protocols.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Interviewed, hired and supervised back of house staff to clean tables, remove dishes, take food to tables and assist servers and bartenders.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Inspected restrooms and dining and serving areas to foster cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Assisted staff by serving food and beverages or bussing tables.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Maintained budgeted food costs using tools within inventory management system.
  • 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.
  • Resolved problems or concerns to satisfaction of involved parties.
  • Inspected dining and serving areas for cleanliness and proper setup.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
  • Promoted safe working conditions by monitoring safety procedures and equipment.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Coached staff on strategies to enhance performance and improve customer relations.
01/2021 to 12/2021
Assistant Manager Duchess Shoppe Heath, OH,
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize group productivity.
  • Mentored staff to enhance skills and achieve daily targets, using hands-on and motivational leadership.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Assisted supervisor in evaluating employee performance and cultivating improvement initiatives.
  • Implemented training processes for newly hired employees and supervised department managers, shift leads and production personnel.
  • Assigned work and monitored performance of project personnel.
  • Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality and conformance.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
01/2018 to 01/2021
Kitchen Supervisor French Lick Springs French Lick, IN,
  • Managed kitchen staff team and assigned tasks for various stages of food production.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Oversaw food preparation, production and presentation according to quality standards.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Guided trainees to boost safety and inventory waste management to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
  • Investigated and resolved complaints regarding food quality, service or accommodations.
  • Maintained food costs by using seasonal ingredients, setting standards for portion size and minimizing waste.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils and work stations.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Coached staff on strategies to enhance performance and improve customer relations.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
03/2015 to 01/2018
Kitchen Manager North Country Academy Pleasanton, CA,
  • Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.
  • Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling and restaurant protocols.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Used learning tools and programs to develop and maintain knowledge of food products, promotions and sales functions.
  • Consistently maintained high levels of cleanliness, organization, storage and sanitation of food and beverage products to ensure quality.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Resolved problems or concerns to satisfaction of involved parties.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties.
  • Explained goals and expectations required of trainees.
  • Coached staff on strategies to enhance performance and improve customer relations.
Education and Training
Expected in 03/2022 to to
Bachelor of Science: Computer Animation
Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL
GPA:
Expected in 10/2020 to to
Associate of Science: Information Technology
Vista College - El Paso, TX
GPA:
Expected in 03/2015 to to
High School Diploma:
Rio Grande Prep - Mesilla, NM,
GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Full Sail University
  • Vista College
  • Rio Grande Prep

Job Titles Held:

  • Kitchen Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Kitchen Manager

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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