lead cook resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Reliable Head Cook offering 2 years of experience working in busy, institutional-sized kitchens.

Well-known Chef committed to driving and maintaining substantial restaurant growth with top-notch, unique menu offerings. Keen developer of new food concepts. Familiar with kitchen equipment, processes and health and safety guidelines.

  • Spoilage Prevention
  • Menu Preparation
  • Kitchen Organization
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Food Processing
  • Employee Supervision
  • Food Prep Planning
  • Standards Compliance
  • BOH Operations
  • Team Collaboration
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Quality Control
  • Relationship Building
  • Team Leadership
  • Coordinating Kitchen Staff
  • Instruction and Delegation
  • Quality Control and Oversight
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Quality Assurance
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Quality Assessment
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
Lead Cook, 03/2021 to 01/2023
Gate GourmetDetroit, MI,
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Inventoried kitchen sections and refilled supplies.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines for kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • 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.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
Package Handler, 05/2019 to 08/2020
The Realreal, Inc.Santa Monica, CA,
  • Loaded cargo onto transportation devices and attached affixing tools to achieve safe transportation.
  • Applied barcodes to cargo and used digital scanners to track and locate materials during transportation.
  • Placed bins, carts and containers in convenient locations to assist with loading efficiency.
  • Sorted packages to appropriate slide, line or belt for final distribution.
  • Followed organizational procedures to stack and store cargo in transit sheds, ship holds and warehouses.
  • Assisted in loading delivery trucks with prepared packages.
  • Scanned and sorted packages according to destinations and service type using handheld scanner.
  • Tracked parcel movement using hand-held scanners and daily production sheets to keep records accurate.
  • Packed boxes and stock using organizational guidelines.
  • Collaborated with other movers when loading large equipment to prevent potential accidents.
  • Tagged and wrote identifying information on containers, boxes and cargo.
  • Operated large vehicles, forklifts and pallet jacks to transport multiple freight loads.
  • Secured items in truck by strapping over protective padding.
  • Palletized boxes to increase movement and shipment efficiency.
  • Disposed of debris and hazardous materials properly to avoid contamination.
  • Placed bracing, straps and other protective devices onto items in transit to prevent damage.
  • Carried necessary tools and supplies to transportation vehicles and returned to proper storage areas after use.
  • Checked cargo before transportation and determined if items adhered to proper regulation standards.
  • Loaded completed orders on pallets according to delivery numbers.
  • Picked products using RF scanner to fill orders.
  • Protected items by wrapping in cling film, padded moving blankets and tape.
  • Braced, padded and supported items in packages to prevent shifting and damages.
Production Worker, 07/2014 to 09/2018
Parker-Hannifin, CorporationMarysville, OH,
  • Met or exceeded target for on-time customer shipments.
  • Helped achieve team goals by rotating production lines and daily duties to meet demand.
  • Reduced health and safety risks with strict adherence to safety protocols and PPE requirements.
  • Set up and operated production machinery according to company's specific standards and protocols.
  • Classified defects from finished orders for record tracking and statistics.
  • Prepared for work to be completed by studying assembly instructions, blueprint specifications and part lists.
  • Recorded inspection results after production runs.
  • Examined final products for conformance with quality and design standards.
  • Kept operations area neat and orderly to minimize obstacles.
Cook, 10/2012 to 06/2014
Anne CarlsenMoorhead, MN,
  • Prepared and served meals by reviewing recipes and combining and cooking ingredients.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Managed portion control using correct utensils during preparation and plating.
  • Used standardized recipes and other instructions to prepare food.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Followed established procedures and requirements for safe food handling, storage and service.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Wrapped, dated and labeled food items in storage for safety and freshness.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Coordinated orders to expedite food from kitchen according to cook time and delivery time.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 03/2013
Scott County High School - Georgetown, KY

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School Attended

  • Scott County High School

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  • Lead Cook
  • Package Handler
  • Production Worker
  • Cook


  • High School Diploma

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