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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Summary

Hard-working Lead First Cook bringing detail-oriented approach to food preparation and handling. Keeps kitchen areas well-stocked and organized for maximum productivity. Team-oriented and reliable with excellent communication and problem-solving strengths. Dedicated 10 years of experience in restaurant environments. Team player skilled at communicating and translating customer requests. Deep understanding of OSHA and other compliance measures. Punctual experienced in following menus and recipes to prepare foods. Skillful in setting up and cleaning equipment for daily food preparation and receiving, stocking and ordering ingredients and kitchen supplies. Excellent multitasker recognized for supporting successful kitchen operations. Dedicated employee known for punctuality, pursuing employment options where good customer service and positive attitude will make a difference.

Skills
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Dish preparation
  • ServSafe certified
  • High volume production capability
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Contemporary sauce work
  • Culinary Art
  • Food presentation
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Team-oriented
  • Food preparation
  • Ingredient inspection
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Recipe preparation
  • Effective prioritization
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Well-tuned palette
Experience
Lead First Cook, 04/2020 to Current
Sycuan Gaming Center El Cajon, CA,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Trained, managed and guided kitchen staff to improve overall performance, service quality and productivity.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Developed processes to streamline food-preparation and presentation tasks, recommending changes as necessary to boost food-cost savings.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Made recommendations to Dietary Director regarding future food and equipment purchases to maintain product effectiveness.
Line Cook, 09/2019 to 08/2020
Team Sewell Odessa, TX,
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
Line Cook, 03/2017 to 09/2019
Restoration Hardware Long Beach, CA,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
Prep Cook, 01/2012 to 03/2017
Cheesecake Factory Inc City, STATE,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kitchen with regular attention to checklists.
  • Prepared simple salads and common entrees.
  • Processed incoming deliveries, rotated stock and put away new items in correct locations.
  • Operated kitchen tools safely and used great knife skills to quickly prepare ingredients.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/1994
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Miami Jackson Senior High School - Miami, FL
GPA:

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School Attended
  • Miami Jackson Senior High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Lead First Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Prep Cook
Degrees
  • High School Diploma

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