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

Customer-oriented General Manager with 12 years of experience focused on increasing production and minimizing downtime. Adaptive and deadline-oriented with capacity to execute and complete multiple projects in high-stress environments. Meticulous leader and strategic planner with comprehensive managerial acumen.

Skills
  • Employee Supervision
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Food Processing
  • Menu Preparation
  • Kitchen Organization
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Vendor Relationships
  • Cost Control and Budgeting
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
  • Customer Service
  • Hiring, Training and Development
  • Supply Ordering
  • Special Events and Catering
  • Order Management
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Food Prep Planning
  • Scheduling Equipment Repairs
  • Team Collaboration
  • Quality Control
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Quality Control and Oversight
  • Kitchen Staff Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Inventory Management
  • BOH Operations
  • Quality Assurance
  • Team Leadership
  • Standards Compliance
  • Staff Scheduling
  • Restaurant Operations
Experience
08/2021 to Current Lead Cook Compass Group Usa Inc | Alabaster, AL,
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines for kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Double-checked plated meals for last-minute changes before sending to dining room.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Implemented food quality specifications through menu planning, plate presentation and quality checks.
  • Modified standard recipes to address customer requests for substitutions or allergen concerns.
  • Analyzed forecast sheets and production plans to prepare ingredients for daily menu.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
06/2017 to 02/2022 General Manager Wendy's Company | Kissimmee, FL,
  • Delivered exceptional client experiences through hands-on leadership of associates and managers.
  • Built and maintained loyal, long-term customer relationships through effective account management.
  • Designed sales and service strategies to improve revenue and retention.
  • Managed inventory levels and conducted corrective action planning to minimize long-term costs.
  • Complied with company policies and government regulations to prevent and detect rule violations and protect organization from fines and lawsuits.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired qualified staff for open positions.
  • Taught alertness and security tactics to reduce theft and losses.
  • Conducted employee evaluations to provide adequate feedback and recognize quality performance.
  • Trained employees on duties, policies and procedures.
  • Supervised employees through planning, assignments and direction.
  • Created schedules and monitored payroll to remain within budget.
  • Led employee evaluations with constructive feedback to boost performance.
  • Guided management and supervisory staff to promote smooth operations.
  • Administered employee discipline through verbal and written warnings.
  • Directed safety operations and maintained clean work environment to adhere to FDA and OSHA requirements.
  • Tracked monthly sales to generate reports for business development planning.
  • Controlled regulatory risks by overseeing corporate compliance visits and adhering to protocol.
  • Maximized time and employee productivity, consolidating data, payroll and accounting programs into centralized systems.
05/2011 to 11/2016 General Manager Wendy's Company | Lutz, FL,
  • Managed inventory levels and conducted corrective action planning to minimize long-term costs.
  • Recruited, interviewed and hired qualified staff for open positions.
  • Conducted employee evaluations to provide adequate feedback and recognize quality performance.
  • Created schedules and monitored payroll to remain within budget.
  • Administered employee discipline through verbal and written warnings.
  • Developed employee handbook, detailed job descriptions and workflow plans to formalize operational systems and procedures.
  • Maximized time and employee productivity, consolidating data, payroll and accounting programs into centralized systems.
  • Tracked monthly sales to generate reports for business development planning.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2002 to to High School Diploma | Columbia High School, Decatur, GA GPA:
Certifications
  • Certified ServSafe, 2021 - 2026

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Columbia High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Cook
  • General Manager
  • General Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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