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Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Expert Lead Cook successful at overseeing and handling of kitchen staff in preparation of meals. History of managing and guiding multiple processes with speed and efficiency.

Creative Lead Cook with + 15 years of kitchen experience. Proficient in menu planning and delegating kitchen tasks to appropriate employees. Talented at staying calm and efficient in stressful situations and monitoring cook safety.

Skills
  • Kitchen staff management
  • Nutrition( special diets)
  • Food processing
  • Menu preparation
  • Employee supervision
  • Kitchen organization
  • Safety and health guidelines
Experience
Lead Cook, 10/2017 - 12/2021
Blue Skies Of Texas San Antonio, TX,
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines for kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • 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.
  • Assisted Sous Chef with training and development of culinary staff.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Directed cooks and food service workers in daily routines, including and to operate -seat restaurant.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Served specific meals to patients with special dietary needs.
  • Performed full nutritional assessments.
  • Selected foods appropriate for individual patients dietary needs.
  • Educated patients, families and medical practitioners on nutrition.
  • Analyzed clinical and dietary histories to determine patients' nutritional needs and design effective dietary intervention strategies.
  • Assisted patients with special needs to eat meals, providing kindness and patience.
Lead Cook, 09/2014 - 10/2017
Blue Skies Of Texas San Antonio, TX,
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines for kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Double-checked plated meals for last-minute changes before sending to dining room.
  • Filled specialized menu orders.
  • Implemented food quality specifications through menu planning, plate presentation and quality checks.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Analyzed forecast sheets and production plans to prepare ingredients for daily menu.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Directed cooks and food service workers in daily routines, including and to operate-seat restaurant.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Monitored and reported food and labor costs and waste, saving $ per month.
  • Re-developed entire menu in increasing sales revenue %.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Served specific meals to patients with special dietary needs.
  • Analyzed clinical and dietary histories to determine patients' nutritional needs and design effective dietary intervention strategies.
Cook, Cafeteria Worker,Cashier, 08/2001 - 03/2013
St.Clair Hospital City, STATE,
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Followed guidelines for safe serving, appropriate temperatures, and proper presentation.
  • Maintained tools, equipment, and surfaces in clean, neat and working order.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum productivity.
  • Performed work to top standards, proving best service for students, employees and school visitors.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of dinner rush.
  • Inventoried stock and placed new orders to keep supplies within optimal levels for expected demands.
  • Reported to kitchen manager before start of shift to receive assigned station, daily specials and other pertinent information.
  • Served specific meals to patients with special dietary needs.
  • Helped with meal prep for daily meals, following strict sanitation and food handling guidelines
  • Selected foods appropriate for individual patients dietary needs.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1998
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Chartiers Valley High School - Bridgeville, PA
GPA:
Status -

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Chartiers Valley High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Cook
  • Lead Cook
  • Cook, Cafeteria Worker,Cashier

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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