lead line cook resume example with 4+ years of experience

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

Reliable Cook with 3 years of experience preparing food in fast-paced environments. Adept at working grill, line and pantry. Strong communication and multi-tasking skills. Experienced cook with 3 years in cooking and preparing customers' orders with upbeat attitude. Expert at grilling, frying and assembling over 100 menu items and seasonal items from memory, using exact amounts to conserve ingredients. Work well under pressure and always willing to help teammates and customers. Self-motivated cook used to working in busy kitchen. Proficient in preparing main dishes, appetizers, salads and desserts. Experienced training and supervising new employees.

  • Food Processing
  • Kitchen Organization
  • Plating and Presentation
  • Spoilage Prevention
  • Cash Register Operations
  • Safety and Health Compliance
  • Ingredient Measurement
  • Quality Control
  • Dough Preparation
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Workflow Assignments
  • Short Order Cooking
  • Cooperative Attitude
  • Cash Handling
  • Stocking and Replenishing
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Preparing Specialty Food
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Customer Service
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Price Checking
  • Merchandise Rotation
  • Supply Restocking
  • Friendly and Personable
  • Willing to Learn
  • Energetic and Outgoing
  • Health Codes Compliance
  • Lost and Found
  • Safety Procedures
  • Guest Seating
  • Ticket Authenticity Verification
  • Problem Solving
  • Facility Cleaning
  • Strong Interpersonal and Communication Skills
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Programming Languages
  • Software Development Standards
  • Programming Languages: Java, C#, .Net, Python
  • Time Management and Organization
  • Banquets and Catering
  • Portion and Cost Control
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Coordinating Kitchen Staff
  • Menu Planning
  • Team Leadership
  • Restaurant Operations
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Team Collaboration
06/2021 to Current
Lead Line Cook Benchmark Hospitality Lake Havasu City, AZ,
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Prepared garnishes for later use in meal production.
  • 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.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Assisted in food inventory and control while properly receiving and storing delivered items.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Adhered to portion controls and presentation specifications.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Carried pans and trays of food to and from work stations, stove and refrigerator.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Planned and managed customer orders, checked dishes before delivery for accuracy, presentation and temperature and coordinated delivery to tables in correct sequence.
  • Managed final preparation of food and dishes, controlled and oversaw dishes before being served, reviewed and improved service processes and eliminated obstacles.
  • Stocked condiments in cooler at proper temperature, set up and replenished buffet and maintained highest sanitary standards of food preparation, transport and serving.
  • Orchestrated smooth and seamless workflow between kitchen and tables in fast-paced restaurant, resulting in quick delivery of proper orders with full customer satisfaction.
  • Adhered to corporate standards and policies in overseeing restaurant operations.
  • Provided mentorship and guidance to new kitchen team members.
  • Illustrated knowledge of menu and service offerings to educate guests.
  • Coordinated service for food runners and other kitchen staff.
  • Effectively multitasked within fast-paced environment.
  • Participated in ongoing training to enhance job skills and knowledge.
  • Worked in close collaboration with team members to ensure customers received high-quality service.
  • Supported serving staff in delivering accurate and well-presented food orders.
  • Prepared meals with up to [Number] courses for events with [Number]+ guests.
  • Trained and coached banquet staff to maintain groups' reputation for impeccable service.
  • Planned event courses to orchestrate proper set up of banquet room.
  • Consulted with executive chef to discuss banquet forecast and food selections for special functions.
  • Coordinated food orders between stations and food servers to reduce wait times.
  • Kept kitchen work stations, utensils and equipment clean and sanitized between banquet rushes.
  • Communicated with servers on timing of completed dishes and menu offerings to expedite food delivery.
  • Managed production of food for catered corporate and private events.
  • Executed set menus for banquets with cuisine from diverse regions.
  • Adhered to state and local health and safety regulations for food handling and sanitation.
  • Prepared banquet meals according to standard recipes and customer preferences.
  • Organized prep list and coordinated efficient work to be ready for fast-paced banquet cooking operations.
  • Completed purchase orders to requisition food and equipment for upcoming events.
  • Worked with chef to complete dishes on schedule and in line with exacting presentation and taste standards.
  • Used such cooking processes as charbroiling, sautéing, braising, roasting and par cooking to create delicious dishes.
  • Directed presentation and portioning of food for banquet functions.
  • Stored raw foods and prepared items according to proper safe handling requirements and health code standards.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Scrubbed pots, pans and trays by hand or cleaned using industrial washing machine.
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Replaced clean utensils in storage bins for easy access.
  • Restocked main kitchen areas with items from shelves, coolers and freezers.
  • Backed up kitchen team members during heavy work periods to maximize team coverage.
  • Studied methods of coworkers, successfully learning kitchen and food service skills.
  • Removed built-up waste and potential contaminants from waste receptacles, machinery and cooking equipment.
  • Maintained assigned areas to keep organized and clean by mopping floor.
  • Operated and maintained dishwasher, handwash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Repaired and maintained dishwashing machine to keep dishes clean and kitchen running smoothly.
01/2022 to 02/2022
Theatre Usher Grove Bay Hospitality Group Coral Gables, FL,
  • Checked assigned sections for cleanliness and assisted in keeping venue clean during, between and after shows.
  • Complied with health and sanitation practices and procedures.
  • Directed guests to correct location by documented ticket seats and answered questions about facility amenities.
  • Assisted patrons with handicaps to appropriate seating.
  • Determined authenticity and applicability of presented tickets.
  • Maintained safe and clean atmosphere, contacting appropriate staff to handle spills or incidents.
  • Greeted and assisted customers to foster positive experiences.
  • Promoted high customer satisfaction by resolving problems with knowledgeable and friendly service.
  • Assisted with customer requests and answered questions to improve satisfaction.
10/2021 to 12/2021
Prep Cook Builders Firstsource, Inc. Cortez, CO,
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Measured and weighed food items to comply with portion requirements.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kitchen by regularly washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces and taking out trash.
  • Utilized excellent knife skills to chop and slice vegetables and carve and grind meats and cheeses.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Maintained clean and orderly appearance throughout kitchen and dining area.
  • Adhered to regulatory standards regarding safe and sanitary food prep.
  • Handled advanced thawing and food pre-preparation for upcoming meals.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
  • Operated kitchen equipment in alignment with OSHA protocols and manufacturer instructions.
  • Set up work stations prior to opening to minimize prep time.
  • Chopped and diced vegetables and fruits to stock fridge ahead of busy periods.
01/2018 to 12/2020
Retail Associate Sams Club City, STATE,
  • Performed register sales transactions quickly and accurately to comply with established cash control procedures and customer service guidelines.
  • Stocked sales floor and assisted in product movement and merchandising plans.
  • Received merchandise into warehouse, relocated products using forklifts and pallet jacks and processed orders for shipment.
  • Arranged and stocked new merchandise following placement directions.
  • Answered customer questions and provided store information.
  • Followed cleaning and sanitation guidelines to meet health and OSHA requirements.
  • Leveraged janitorial equipment, rolling racks and ladders to perform merchandising and cleaning tasks.
  • Supported management team to facilitate task completion and meet performance goals.
  • Communicated clearly with customers in person and via telephone, driving positive experiences.
  • Organized store by returning merchandise to proper areas and restocked displays.
  • Recommended merchandise to customers based on needs and preferences.
  • Described merchandise and explained use, operation and care.
  • Organized carts in bay after returning from parking lot.
  • Kept entrances clean of debris or clutter, cleaned up spills throughout store, stocked shelves and cleaned restrooms and other surfaces.
  • Collected shopping carts and baskets from inside and outside store.
  • Retrieved carts from docking areas in retail parking lots.
  • Gathered and corralled shopping carts, ferried carts back to store and helped guests carry out and load larger items or large grocery orders.
  • Maneuvered forklift over and around loaded pallets, boxes and other materials.
  • Cross trained and coached employees to develop technical and customer service skills.
  • Developed staff teams and delegated various tasks to workers.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
Education and Training
Expected in 07/2018 to to
High School Diploma:
Agua Fria High School - Avondale, AZ
Expected in to to
Associate of Science: Computer Systems Analysis
Maricopa Community Colleges - Phoenix College - Phoenix, AZ
Native/ Bilingual
Native/ Bilingual

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School Attended

  • Agua Fria High School
  • Maricopa Community Colleges - Phoenix College

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Line Cook
  • Theatre Usher
  • Prep Cook
  • Retail Associate


  • High School Diploma
  • Associate of Science

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