lifestyle and wellness writer resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Multi-talented creative with lots of experience as a compassionate host and matters of the heart and soul. Consistently praised for outstanding vision and execution of small and large scale projects ranging from intimate caterings to multifaceted and interdisciplinary art fairs. My goal is to have a career in the health and wellness sector and I am eager and excited to grow within an environment I regard so highly.

  • Intuitive host with great work ethic
  • Outgoing and capable of taking initiative and also following orders
  • Compassionate and caring
  • Highly organized and good at problem solving
  • Approachable, charming and open
  • Superb writer and editor
  • Creative with fine art skills
  • Excellent cook with knowledge of food and preparations as well as health and safety associated
Work History
01/2018 to Current Lifestyle and Wellness Writer Massachusetts General Hospital | Newton, MA,

My column, "At Home With Jessica" offers a very personal, practical and poetic engagement with issues and feelings around domesticity.

I took initiative by inventing the column and pitched it to the editor in chief, Claire Milbrath, and it was accepted. I've been described as a contemporary MFK Fisher but unfiltered and steeped in the surreal, bringing my sensual and funny anecdotal take on food writing to a younger audience.

01/2008 to Current Cook/caterer Self Employed | City, STATE,
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • As an artist, and as an entrepreneur I have chosen to express myself with food for a good portion of my adult life.
  • As a caterer I took initiative to seek out new clients and maintain good relationships with many clients often returning.
  • Responsibly planned menus with cost efficiency and creativity for gatherings from 2-200 people.
  • Was able to manage larger projects by delegating tasks to support staff.
  • Operated a cafe out of my home that doubled as a community meeting place called Cafe Wednesday. Saw a need for something like this within the artist community I was a part of, and filled that need. A safe, affordable, fun place for all of us to gather after school hours.
  • Am currently working on a mobile version of Cafe Wednesday to support a community in need right now during this pandemic.
09/2004 to Current Artist/Curator Self Employed | City, STATE,
  • Fostered highly communicative, collaborative team culture on multiple projects involving many moving parts. For example, "HOTHOUSE" Was a curatorial project where myself, Night Gallery and KNOWMORE GAMES came together to showcase an alternative art fair along side FRIEZE New York in 2015. From the ground up, in two months we converted a Harlem townhouse into four floors of artwork and performance, including a kitchen and two room hotel that lasted over one weekend.
  • Liasoned between artists and facilitators and support staff
  • Facilitated sales of artworks
  • Promoted the event through mail-outs and social media managing
  • Visualized a concept and saw it through to the end in a fully satisfactory way
  • Navigated the needs and requests of over 30 artists and performers successfully
  • As an artist, personally, I have developed strong resilience, time management skills, patience and compassion.
  • Have good technical drawing skills as well as an understanding of art history and visual culture.
08/2013 to 09/2015 Cashier Jamie Kennedy Kitchens | City, STATE,
  • Small grocery store serving prepared foods as well as pre-packaged products
  • Processed POS transactions, including checks, cash and credit purchases or refunds
  • Restocked, arranged and organized merchandise
  • Counted cash in register drawer at beginning and end of shift.
  • Assisted customers by answering questions and fulfilling requests.
  • Provided a positive atmosphere for customers and colleagues
04/1999 to 09/2008 Line-cook/Senior Waitress Aunties And Uncles | City, STATE,
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Planned promotional menu additions based on seasonal pricing and product availability.
  • Ordered and received products and supplies to stock kitchen areas.
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Received food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete entire order together and serve hot.
  • Mentored staff in expectations and parameters of kitchen goals and daily work.
  • Once saw a customer choking and rushed to perform Heimlich maneuver saving his life.
  • Inspected dishes and utensils for cleanliness, sending back to be washed again when necessary.
  • Scheduled numerous reservations and managed seating arrangements simultaneously in high-traffic breakfast/lunch restaurant while maintaining calm, professional demeanor.
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant's practices, culture and procedures to maximize job satisfaction and productivity.
  • Used a POS system
  • Interacting with customers with a main goal of providing the best experience for them possible, accurate, timely and problem solving interpersonal conflict where needed.
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Multidisciplinary Studies Nova Scotia College of Art And Design, Nova Scotia, Canada, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Nova Scotia College of Art And Design

Job Titles Held:

  • Lifestyle and Wellness Writer
  • Cook/caterer
  • Artist/Curator
  • Cashier
  • Line-cook/Senior Waitress


  • Bachelor of Arts

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