line cook resume example with 13+ years of experience

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

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  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Recipe creation
  • Sauce preparation
  • Food storage
  • Dish preparation
  • Active listener
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Effective prioritization
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Contamination control
  • Food preparation
  • Food presentation
  • Highly motivated
  • Recipe preparation
04/2019 to Current
Line Cook Uncle Julio's Westover Hills, 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 hygienic kitchen with regular mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing utensils and glassware.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • 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.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • 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.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Created nutritious, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • 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.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
08/2010 to 11/2014
Kitchen Manager Coda Mountain View, CA,
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Trained employees on cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Maximized team performance by training new employees on proper food handling, guest expectations and restaurant protocols.
  • Oversaw meal preparation and monitored food handling to encourage safety.
  • Worked with vendors to establish strong relationships and maintain proper inventory supplies.
  • Motivated kitchen staff by establishing goals to increase productivity and quality.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and boost results.
  • Interviewed, hired and supervised back of house staff to clean tables, remove dishes, take food to tables and assist servers and bartenders.
  • Assisted restaurant owners with pricing by providing ingredient costs and portioning information.
  • Guided trainees to boost safety and inventory waste management to meet pre-established business thresholds for operation.
  • Estimated potential worker issues to produce detailed resource documentation.
  • Collaborated with server trainees to document and resolve potential customer concerns to drive brand satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Led detailed, hands-on preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment.
  • Managed and coached [Number] direct reports, supervising cooks and support staff across different shifts.
  • Measured business levels and forecasted trends to better align supplies and employee scheduling for optimum coverage.
01/2006 to 03/2009
Loader and Unloader and Package Handler Amazon City, STATE,
  • Loaded completed orders on pallets according to delivery numbers.
  • Operated forklifts and pallet jacks to move, pick up or store products.
  • Assisted in loading delivery trucks with prepared packages.
07/1998 to 05/2002
Loader and Unloader Fedx City, STATE,
  • Inspected unloaded product for shortages, damage, quality or deterioration of packing and reported findings to supervisor.
  • Scanned, pushed and loaded items on conveyor line for loading into trailers.
  • Loaded and unloaded materials by hand or with equipment to help team meet work demands.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1995
High School Diploma:
John Overton High School - Nashville, TN

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School Attended

  • John Overton High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Line Cook
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Loader and Unloader and Package Handler
  • Loader and Unloader


  • High School Diploma

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