line cook resume example with 3+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Energetic culinary professional with blend of creativity, passion for food and exceptional cooking skills. Work well as dynamic leader in high-pressure food restaurant settings. Organized individual possessing excellent memorization and communication skills. Proficient in preparing raw food and ingredients for restaurants and. Detail-oriented professional with superior knife skills and strong sense of taste and smell. Handles criticism well and quickly learns from challenges. Flexible schedule willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings. Comfortable working in fast-paced environments in team setting. Bringing four-year background in maintaining kitchen sanitation, preparing basic components of dishes and working with team of over ten cooks.

  • Kitchen sanitation
  • Supply Management
  • Budgeting
  • Food safety
  • Plating
  • Frying
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Training & Development
  • Menu planning
  • Food Presentation Talent
  • Food Spoilage Prevention
  • Food Presentation
  • Garnishing
  • Portioning
  • Recipe Creation
  • Sales expertise
  • Food and beverage pairings
  • Beverage preparation
  • Wine Service
  • Dining area maintenance
  • Menu Memorization
Work History
Line Cook, 03/2020 to Current
Hilton WorldwideEstero, FL,
  • Prepared identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations during opening and closing procedures to maximize efficiency.
  • Instructed new staff in proper food preparation, storage, use of kitchen equipment, sanitation and safety.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Prepared items like bacon ahead of time to promote efficiency in dish garnishing.
Grill Cook, 01/2020 to 03/2020
Kneaders Bakery & CafeDraper, UT,
  • Monitored line efficiency and implemented improvements for increased productivity.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Prepared average of [Number] orders each shift.
  • Oversaw care and maintenance of kitchen equipment.
  • Distributed food to team members with efficiency in high-volume environment.
  • Cleaned and maintained kitchen equipment regularly.
  • Grilled, cooked and fried foods such as french fries, eggs and pancakes.
  • Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Accepted payments and made change or wrote charge slips as necessary.
  • Completed all paperwork, recognizing any discrepancies and addressing them in a timely fashion.
  • Prepared food items to meet recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines.
Server, 09/2018 to 03/2020
VillagecareJersey City, NJ,
  • Kept updated knowledge of menu and promotions, recommending specific items according to preferences and food allergies.
  • Bussed and reset [Number] tables per shift, working efficiently to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items for dissatisfied customers.
  • Collected credit card, cash and gift certificate payments and dispensed change for cash transactions.
  • Prepared beverages and filled food orders for customers.
  • Increased sales from $[Number] to $[Number] by upselling [Product] to customers.
  • Replenished food items and other supplies, which included paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Upsold high-profit items such as appetizers and mixed drinks to enhance sales numbers.
Restaurant Team Member, 05/2017 to 08/2018
Olive U GrillDelray Beach, FL,
  • Restocked condiment dispensers, napkins, silverware and drink machines to prevent shortages.
  • Maintained sanitary, organized facility by wiping down countertops, mopping and sweeping floors, emptying trash receptacles and washing dishes.
  • Supported sales efforts by suggestively upselling food items, increasing check averages.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Helped customers place orders, explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Collaborated with kitchen team to support order preparation, manage efficient deliveries and minimize customer service issues by verifying meals.
  • Created orders, documented special requests and followed up with kitchen personnel to foster top-quality service and minimize complaints.
  • Prepared beverages and filled food orders for customers.
  • Served needs of more customers in busy work environment.
Associate of Science: Recording Arts Technology, Expected in to Central Arizona College - Coolidge, AZ
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2019 to Poston Butte High School - Florence, AZ

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School Attended

  • Central Arizona College
  • Poston Butte High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Line Cook
  • Grill Cook
  • Server
  • Restaurant Team Member


  • Associate of Science
  • High School Diploma

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