Cooked in high volume cafeteria setting where preparation of meals totaled more than four hundred meals daily. Can function well in high volume unit where changes in menus occur abruptly without prior notice or warning. Maintains a professional demeanor and temperament at all times.Bilingual in Spanish. Lead cook with 8 years cooking and counter experience seeking a store management position.
Possess Serv Safe certificate (no. 9618675 ) from the National Restaurant Association expiration date 12/06/17. Received a certificate in Hotel Restaurant Management from Wytheville Community College in 1978 with emphasis in cooking and baking. Attended a program for baking for 8 months in 1992 in Fairton , New Jersey.Recognized by peers and management for going above and beyond normal job functions.
Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues.Promptly reported complaints to a member of the management team.Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.Cut and chopped food items and cooked on a grill or in fryers.Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as grills, deep-fat fryers and griddles.Accurately measured ingredients required for specific food items.Prepared and served beverages such as coffee, tea and fountain drinks.Properly portioned and packaged take-out foods for customers.Carefully maintained sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas.Closely followed standard procedures for safe food preparation, assembly and presentation to ensure customer satisfaction.Frequently washed and sanitized hands, food areas and food preparation tools.Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces, and utensils.Maintained a neat, well groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry that met company standards.Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures.Worked well with teammates and openly invited coaching from the management team.Assisted management with monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.Quickly unloaded product shipments and stocked freezers.Scheduled activities and equipment use with managers, using information about daily menus to help coordinate cooking times.Prepared items according to written or verbal orders, working on several different orders simultaneously.
Supervised asbestos removal and mold remediation projects. Supervised selected demolition projects. Supervised crews of up to 6 persons and operated heavy equipment to include : Backhoes, Excavators, forklifts of various types, JLG lifts and most types of spray paint equipment.Utilized reciprocating saws, 90lb air operated jackhammers and electric jackhammers as well as concrete saws. Maintained daily production reports and times cards. Likewise recorded all hazardous materials manifests for transport of hazardous waste materials. Utilized government standards for disposal of all chemical materials related to demolitions and lead remediation.
Performed a myriad of supervisory duties which included supervising projects of 150 units or more. Have supervised crews of up to 24 persons and several million dollars in equipment. Maintained time cards and production records(daily reports) time and material related to cost accounting of the project. Also performed prediction of completion dates relative to the project. Finished all assignments either on the scheduled dates of completion or before the scheduled date of completion .
Performed removal of asbestos as well as set up containment areas . Used various removal methods to include demolition of interior walls to expose asbestos contained pipe insulation or mold .Operated various machinery and drove company vehicles
GED, Commonwealth of Virginia Dept. of Education
Coursework in Culinary ArtsCoursework in Business and Restaurant Management
Fluent in both English and Spanish. My command of Spanish is equal to my proficiency in English. Advance Spanish credited at Kansas City Community College in Kansas City , Missouri. Has served as an interpreter for US government officials of both written and verbal situations that included legal documents,medical and dietary situations.
English, forklifts, materials, paint, power tools, safety, Spanish, Supervisor. Also proficient in the use of computers for accounting purposes and microsoft word programs.
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