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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Creative Lead Cook with 8 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.

Hardworking with excellent materials handling, storage management and shipment preparation skills. Experienced in picking orders, assembling pallets and preparing containers. Accustomed to facilitating accurate inventory counts and maintaining current warehouse records.

Efficient skilled at connecting with people and promoting products. Open and positive communicator with calm and level-headed approach to managing routine needs and meeting special challenges. Experienced in maintaining stock, setting up promotions and merchandising items.

Skills
  • Knife safety
  • Kitchen organization
  • Menu preparation
  • Food processing
  • Customer assistance
  • Retail merchandising expertise
  • Accurate money handling
  • POS system operation
  • Sales expertise
  • Teamwork
  • Warehouse operations
  • Materials handling and transport
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Pallet jacks
  • Forklifts
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
Experience
06/2018 to 03/2020 Lead Cook Benchmark Senior Living | Walpole, MA,
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Stood in for other members of the kitchen staff.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines, including kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Analyzed forecast sheets and production plans to prepare ingredients for daily menu.
  • Prepared food in the morning and before services started.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
09/2016 to 01/2018 Cook Shift Leader Spectrum Health | Traverse City, MI,
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Washed, sliced, peeled and cut various foods to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Stood in for other members of the kitchen staff.
  • Prepared food in the morning and before services started.
  • Monitored and reported food and labor costs and waste per month.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
  • Prepared more than Multiple dishes per day in fast-paced environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines, including kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Observed and tested food to determine whether food was cooked sufficiently and according to recipes.
  • Analyzed forecast sheets and production plans to prepare ingredients for daily menu.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
09/2014 to 06/2016 Cook Sava Senior Care | Henderson, NV,
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Established and maintained open, collaborative relationships with kitchen team to maximize efficiency.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Developed processes to streamline food-preparation and presentation tasks, recommending changes as necessary to boost food-cost savings.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
  • Prepared bakery and specialty products such as bagels, breads and pastries.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
  • Communicated with wait staff regarding customer requests, dietary concerns and allergy questions.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
06/2011 to 02/2013 Warehouse Worker Hendrick Medical Center | Brownwood, TX,
  • Identified defective, incorrect or missing merchandise and promptly reported to supervisor.
  • Managed vendor relationships to support supply chain and maintain product quality.
  • Maintained accurate order and shipment forms and inventory documentation to facilitate timely material flow.
  • Rotated goods in inventory by following “first in, first out” approach to keep shelves organized and well-stocked.
  • Tracked inventory, conducted cycle counts and audits and resolved issues to maintain accurate records.
  • Inventoried items with daily cycle counts and monthly audits and investigated discrepancies to maximize data accuracy.
  • Examined packages and goods for damage and notified vendors of specific issues requiring replacement.
  • Scanned container labels with RF scanners to verify contents and determine target destinations.
  • Considered individual product requirements and accessibility needs to maximize efficiency of warehouse storage areas.
  • Noted current product inventory levels to support completion of order requests and audits.
  • Counted and stocked different types of merchandise to comply with inventory control tag requirements.
  • Evaluated challenging warehouse situations and resolved issues to comply with company guidelines and maintain good process flows.
  • Packed and labeled merchandise to prepare for loading and shipment to customers.
  • Communicated with internal staff members and management to facilitate timely product flows.
  • Utilized pallet jacks to move items to and from different warehouse locations.
  • Unloaded cargo with mechanized equipment to enable receipt of pre-ordered inventory.
  • Picked and prepared numerous daily shipments in large warehouse environment to facilitate customer order fulfillment.
  • Stood for extended time periods to perform packaging tasks to complete order fulfillment process.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Lifted materials of varied weights on regular basis to transport items to proper warehouse locations.
  • Received deliveries, scanned packages and updated orders in internal database to enable efficient order processing and fulfillment.
  • Loaded perishable goods into environmentally controlled trucks for planned delivery schedules.
  • Monitored work areas for cleanliness and functionality and removed obstacles to promote safe work environment.
Education and Training
Expected in 12/2021 to to Associate of Applied Science | Automotive Engineering Midland Technical College, Columbia, South Carolina GPA:

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School Attended

  • Midland Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Cook
  • Cook Shift Leader
  • Cook
  • Warehouse Worker

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science

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