Line Cook Resume Example

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Elvis
Rodriguez
Summary

Resourceful line cook with 6 years of experience working in grill and sautéed stations within 100+ seat bar and restaurant. Skilled in following recipes and food presentation specifications and assisting in serving lines.

Accurate head Line cook adept at cooking the exact number of items ordered by each customer while working simultaneously on several different orders. Capable of pre-cooking items, preparing specialty foods and reading food orders off of monitors and slips. Experience cleaning grills, fryers and restaurant after closing. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Motivated and hardworking with 6 years of experience cooking delicious items quickly at fast food establishments. Expert at preparing various menu items using basic and advanced cooking methods. Customer-focused and dedicated to preparing orders exactly as requested.

Skills
  • Portioning understanding
  • Grill and sautéed skills
  • Sanitation
  • Process improvements
  • Decision making
  • Team leadership
  • Attention to detail
  • Recruitment and hiring
  • Training
  • Organizational ability
  • Excellent cook
  • Team building
  • Menu memorization
  • Inventory control
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service
  • Strong communication skills
  • Outgoing personality
  • Fluent in English and spanish
  • Menu knowledge
  • Team contribution
  • Banquets and catering
  • Inventory monitoring
  • Verbal communication
  • Employee training
  • Strong team member
  • Time management
  • Cleaning and sanitizing methods
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Team training
  • Inventory management
  • Grilling and deep frying skills
  • Pantry restocking
Experience
Line Cook Company Name | City, State | Mar 2014-Dec 2019
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Created approximately 300 orders simultaneously during busy periods with high accuracy, maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including seafood , poultry and various other meats.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Interacted professionally and effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Head Line CookCompany Name | City, State | Jun 2016-Dec 2019
  • Plated dishes using tasty garnishes and sauces to appeal to and delight patrons.
  • Assessed inventory levels every week and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Planned and prepared food products orders to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Supervised kitchen staff of 13 individuals, delivering on-the-fly training and mentoring to improve skills.
  • Chopped and diced vegetables and fruits to stock fridge ahead of busy periods.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Trained numerous kitchen personnel from ground up to take on challenging stations such as grill and sauté.
  • Communicated effectively with wait staff regarding patron food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Interacted professionally and effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Maintained orderly kitchen environment to reduce wasted time searching for ingredients, utensils and various other items.
Kitchen ManagerCompany Name | City, State | May 2018-Dec 2019
  • Completed regular line checks to maximize quality assurance.
  • Kept kitchen clean, neat and sanitized by implementing surface and equipment schedules and standards.
  • Interviewed, hired, and supervised back of house staff.
  • Coordinated preparation of customer meals and monitored food handling for safety purposes.
  • Trained employees on correct cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
  • Revamped and motivated kitchen staff to be highly efficient and produce consistent quality.
  • Cleaned and inspected food preparation areas for safe and sanitary food-handling practices.
  • Developed and implemented strategies to enhance team performance, improve processes and increase efficiency.
  • Trained workers in every position, including food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles.
  • Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients.
  • Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls.
  • Supervised staff preparing and serving 200+ meals per day.
  • Prepared and lead food service training programs to teach staff new cooking methods , food preparation and cleanliness.
  • Hired qualified staff to fill line cooks and various back of the house positions.
  • Scheduled over 13 employees by assigning shifts.
  • Kept food storage and preparation equipment in good working order to maximize safety and cost-efficiency of operations.
Education and Training
High School DiplomaLindenwold High School | | City, State | Jun 2017

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School Attended

  • Lindenwold High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Line Cook
  • Head Line Cook
  • Kitchen Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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