Energetic culinary professional with 5+ years of experience cooking in fast-paced, team-based environments.
Skilled in hiring and training staff as well as creating schedules. Self-motivated with exceptional
communication and computer capabilities.
Thrives in fast-paced environment
Committed team player
Cash handling expert
Exellent attention to detail
Strong client relations
Bilingual (English/ Spanish)
Line CookAug 2014 to Current Eurest Dining Services － Uncasville, CT
Greeted customers and provided excellent customer service.
Cross-trained and coordinated scheduling with team members to ensure seamless service.
Explained and recommended menu items to customers.
Prepped food for all stations and maintained stations stocked, organized, and clean.
Prep/Line CookAug 2014 to Current Ballo Italian Restaurant － Uncasville, CT
Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils,
sanitation and safety issues.
Follow recipes, portion controls and presentation specifications as set by the restaurant management
Line cook during busy nights with 500+ reservations.
Received and properly stored all kitchen supplies.
Shift LeaderAug 2012 to Aug 2013 UC Subs － Storrs, CT
Consistently provided professional, friendly and engaging service.
Operated a cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with 98% accuracy.
Priced merchandise, stocked shelves according to store layout and took inventory of supplies.
Handled all customer relations issues in a gracious manner and in accordance with company policies.
Supervised workers when management wasn't available.
Schedule breaks to ensure enough staff was on
the floor at all times.
Assistant ChefAug 2011 to Jun 2014 Uconn Department of Dining Services － Storrs, CT
Prepped food for all stations prior to starting the business day.
Required to learn all stations to cover vacation, sick time, personal time as needed.
Made sure that the level of service was above and beyond what customers expected.
Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper health
Routinely supported other areas of the restaurant as requested, including answering telephones and
completing financial transactions for other staff.
Performed other duties assigned by manager.
Education and Training
Associate of ArtsQuinebaug Valley Community College － Willimantic, CTRecipient of David T. Memorial Scholarship