Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Diligent Cook possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety. Proficient in maintaining well-stocked, organized and clean kitchen areas to maximize productivity. Dedicated team player with punctual nature and open communication style dedicated to working hard. Talented Cook with excellent experience in fast-paced kitchen environments. Clear communicator with team-oriented focus and advanced skills to effectively work with cashiers and kitchen staff to review and prepare orders. Qualified and hardworking with up-to-date food handling permit. Flexible Cook willing to work weekends, holidays and evenings. Comfortable working in fast-paced environments in team setting. Background in maintaining kitchen sanitation, preparing basic components of dishes and working within team of cooks. Hardworking and enthusiastic [Job Title] trained in every facet of successful work. Stays on top of current and expected demands, quickly realigning tasks to handle needs. Dedicated to first-rate communication and team success. Level-headed [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience in [Type] kitchens. Proven history of streamlining kitchen procedures for maximized efficiency and speed. Great attention to detail with innovative meal-planning skills and [Type] training. Detail-oriented [Job Title] with training in [Area of expertise] and [Type] cuisine. Excellent knife skills with dedication to innovative and modern dishes pleasing to all senses. Known for working quickly and efficiently in high-pressure situations. Reliable employee seeking [Job Title] position. Offering excellent communication and good judgment. Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level [Job Title] position. Ready to help team achieve company goals. Enthusiastic [Job Title] eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of [Task] and training in [Skill]. Motivated to learn, grow and excel in [Industry]. Dedicated [Industry] professional with history of meeting company goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance the organizational brand. To seek and maintain full-time position that offers professional challenges utilizing interpersonal skills, excellent time management and problem-solving skills. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Willingness to take on added responsibilities to meet team goals.

  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Kitchen Equipment Management
  • Back of House Operations
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Food Safety Standards
  • Ingredient Stocking
  • Pastries, Breads and Desserts
  • Menu Item Memorization
  • Task Prioritization
  • Food Allergen Safety
  • Kitchen Sanitization
  • Special Event Cooking
  • Portion Management
  • Professional Attitude
  • Cutting Meat
  • Time Management
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Team Coordination
  • Supply Ordering and Procurement
  • Kitchen Station Setup
  • Ingredient Weighing and Measuring
  • Inventory Management
  • Food Preparation
  • Sanitation Standards Compliance
  • Cooking Method Accuracy
  • Attention to Detail
  • Critical Thinking
  • Equipment Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Active Listening
  • Leadership and Decision-Making
  • Chopping Vegetables
  • Food Storage and Rotation
  • Valid Food Handlers Certification
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Health Code Requirements
  • Oven Operation
  • Station Preparation
  • Sanitization Protocols
  • Temperature Control
  • Surface Work
  • Delegation and Task Management
  • Learning Strategies
  • Servsafe Certified
  • Integrity and Dependability
  • Microsoft Office
  • Contamination Control
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Speaking
  • Coordination
  • Mathematics
  • Portioning
  • Persuasion
  • Writing
Work History
03/2020 to 04/2020 Line Cook Crystal Springs Resort | Hamburg, NJ,
  • Prepared multiple orders simultaneously during peak periods with high accuracy rate, maximizing customer satisfaction and repeat business.
  • Set up and prepared cooking supplies and workstations during opening and closing to maximize productivity.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared food items such as meats, poultry and fish for frying purposes.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Followed restaurant stock management schedule to monitor product freshness and rotate out old products.
  • Grilled meats and seafood to customer specifications.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to kitchen supervisor for removal.
  • Handled portion control activities according to specified instructions provided by chef.
  • Collaborated with servers to collect information about specific customer desires and dietary needs.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Checked meat temperatures prior to plating and serving dishes, upholding strict standards for food safety and preparation.
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistently attained high food quality standards.
  • Set up work stations and prepped [Type] food for dishes to increase productivity during busy mealtimes.
  • Adapted meals based on FOH tickets while maintaining accuracy and speed of preparation.
  • Inspected completed dishes for best-in-class plating, aroma and food quality.
  • Maintained high food quality standards by checking delivery contents to verify product quality and quantity.
10/2015 to 03/2016 Line Cook/Head Dishwasher Big Grove Tavern | City, STATE,
  • Stepped into additional roles during busy times to boost coverage of important stations.
  • Efficiently loaded and unloaded dishwashers, cleaning by hand large pots or [Type] items used often by kitchen staff.
  • Helped team meet expected demands by restocking work areas throughout restaurant such as server stations, salad bars and supply cupboards.
  • Cleared, washed and stacked all plates, dining utensils and trays quickly and without breaking.
  • Kept kitchen areas neat and clean by removing trash and organizing supplies.
  • Kept work area clean, dry and free of debris to prevent incidents and accidents.
  • Scraped, washed and efficiently restacked dishware, utensils and glassware to keep kitchen ready for customer demands.
  • Washed equipment, surfaces, refrigerators and other areas and applied sanitizing chemicals.
  • Paid close attention to instructions from supervisor to complete tasks on time.
  • Worked with chemicals such as detergent, rinse agents and sanitizers to protect customer health.
  • Assisted with kitchen prep work to help operations run smoothly and meet customer needs.
  • Completed extra cleaning work on garbage cans, racks, dry storage areas and other fixtures to keep kitchen spotless.
  • Disinfected counters and wiped down food prep surfaces to prevent illness and cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Boosted team efficiency by keeping kitchen areas organized, clean and properly sanitized.
  • Increased machine efficiency by scraping and pre-washing dishes.
  • Kept all dishes, utensils and glassware clean and rotated following safety standards by [Action].
  • Gently moved glassware, crystal and other delicate items to prevent breakage.
  • Efficiently and quickly cleaned various dishes, silverware and [Type] to provide smooth service and reduce wait times.
  • Maintained proper temperatures, behaviors and controls to meet or exceed health department standards.
  • Communicated with team members to keep operations running smoothly by helping with [Task] and [Task].
  • Oversaw incoming deliveries, unboxing supplies, shelving stock and rotating items.
  • Effectively scrubbed and scoured pots and pans using [Type] and [Type] products to remove burnt-on food.
  • Used [Type] sprayer to loosen food residue and enhance cleaning.
  • Loaded more than [Number] glasses, silverware and dishes into dishwasher each shift, running average of [Number] loads per day.
  • Maintained clean and contaminant-free cooking equipment and receptacles through [Technique] and [Technique].
  • Volunteered to assist [Job title]s with [Task] and [Task] during peak meal times after completing dishwashing duties.
  • Troubleshot equipment malfunctions and completed minor repairs to keep equipment functioning.
  • Performed routine maintenance on [Type] and [Type] equipment by request of managers.
10/2015 to 01/2016 Line Cook/Dish Technician Billy Baroo's Bar And Grill | City, STATE,
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Worked flexible hours; night, weekend, and holiday shifts.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Maintained energy and enthusiasm in fast-paced environment.
  • Proved successful working within tight deadlines and fast-paced atmosphere.
  • Used critical thinking to break down problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
Expected in BBA | Business Administration Parkland College, Champaign, IL GPA:
Expected in 06/2024 BBA | Business Administration American InterContinental University, Schaumburg, IL GPA:

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