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kitchen manager lead cook resume example with 20+ years of experience

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

High-performing, dedicated professional offering 20+ years of restaurant and food service experience seeking opportunities for growth, development and education in the food service and supply industry. A leader and team motivator successful at maintaining staff focus and productivity in high-volume, fast-paced operations. Excellent and proven communication, leadership, budgeting and inventory skills. Organized and dependable, successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals. Diligent leader possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety with proficiency in maximizing productivity. Knowledgeable of food and food preparation such as seafood, meat, produce, etc.

Skills
  • Coordinating Kitchen Staff
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Cooking Technique Demonstrations
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Instruction and Delegation
  • Supply Ordering, Cost Control & Budgeting
  • Recipe Development & Menu Planning
  • Vendor liaison
  • Food safety
Work History
09/2010 to Current Kitchen Manager/ Lead Cook Marriott Vacations Worldwide | Jensen Beach, FL,
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Collaborated with vendors to source desired recipe ingredients while maintaining tight cost controls.
  • Created and deployed successful strategies to boost restaurant performance, streamline food prep processes and reduce waste.
  • Handled escalated customer concerns with speed and knowledgeable support to achieve optimal satisfaction and maintain long-term loyalty.
  • Trained staff on proper cooking procedures as well as safety regulations and productivity strategies
06/2018 to 08/2019 Line Cook Senior Lifestyle Corporation | Snellville, GA,
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Monitored line processes to maintain consistency in quality, quantity and presentation.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
09/2008 to 02/2010 Executive Chef Senior Lifestyle Corporation | Brooksville, FL,
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders as well as scheduled and received food and beverage deliveries, adhering to food cost and budget
  • Delivered excellent food quality and maximized customer satisfaction by preparing meals according to customer requests.
  • Assisted customers in planning corporate events, social galas and gourmet dinners
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows
09/1997 to 02/2010 Executive Chef Restaurants Unlimited (RUI) | City, STATE,
  • Oversaw business operations, inventory control, and customer service for restaurant.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
  • Initiated training for new team members on culinary techniques to improve productivity and increase kitchen workflows.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability as well as aligned seasonal plans with ingredient availability and key area events for optimal promotions.
Education
Expected in 1998 to to High School Diploma | Shorewood High School, Shoreline, WA GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Shorewood High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Kitchen Manager/ Lead Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Executive Chef
  • Executive Chef

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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