owner operator resume example with 11 years of experience

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

I am 42, and have worked in restaurants for my entire professional career. For the past 15+ years, I have been in an executive or sous chef position.

For the past 5 years I've also ran a successful residential, and Airbnb cleaning business. Two Claires Cleaning.

  • Decision Making
  • Assignment Delegation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Performance Assessment
  • Team Leadership
  • Mathematical Calculation and Reasoning
  • Budget Control
05/2023 to 07/2023
Lead Cook - AM Lineage Logistics Baytown, TX,
  • Utilized effective cleaning and sanitation procedures and observed proper food handling to prevent illness and disease.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line. Exclusively Vegan or Vegetarian.
07/2017 to 04/2023
Owner/Operator Cresco Labs Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Created and maintained customer clientele
  • Scheduled interior house cleanings, as well as outside yard cleanups
  • Many handyman jobs for clients
  • Ordering and maintaining all applicable products and equipment
01/2013 to 01/2017
Kitchen Manager Coda San Francisco, 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 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.
  • Planned kitchen staff schedules to maximize coverage and encourage collaboration.
  • Kept kitchen equipment properly functioning by following manufacturer's operating instructions and educating staff on proper use.
  • Interviewed, hired and supervised back of house staff to clean tables, remove dishes, take food to tables and assist servers and bartenders.
  • Executed hands-on preventive maintenance and repairs to keep equipment functional.
  • Maintained high standards of food quality and safety by enforcing clear handling and preparation policies.
  • Contributed to successful shift management by helping with inventory and food ordering as well as team scheduling and work assignments.
  • Measured business levels and forecasted trends to better align supplies and employee scheduling for optimum coverage.
02/2010 to 09/2012
Restaurant Manager Alcatraz Cruises San Diego, CA,
  • Communicated well and used strong interpersonal skills to establish positive relationships with guests and employees.
  • Scheduled and directed staff in daily work assignments to maximize productivity.
  • Trained workers in food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles to facilitate restaurant operations.
  • Coached team members on food safety and sanitation processes, customer service, menu education and up-selling techniques to drive revenue.
  • Optimized profits by controlling food, beverage and labor costs.
  • Completed thorough opening, closing and shift change functions to maintain operational standards each day.
  • Counseled and disciplined staff to address issues promptly and provide constructive feedback.
  • Managed accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.
  • Updated computer systems with new pricing and daily food specials.
  • Oversaw training of supervisors to develop leadership and customer service skills.
  • Prepared employee schedules to maintain appropriate staffing levels during peak periods.
  • Maintained safe working and guest environment to reduce risk of injury and accidents.
  • Directed and coordinated restaurant activities to obtain optimum customer service and strong employee development.
  • Complied with health, sanitation and liquor regulations by clearly communicating and reinforcing standards and procedures to employees.
  • Resolved and investigated complaints regarding service, food quality and accommodations.
  • Created detailed reports on weekly and monthly revenues and expenses.
  • Enforced sanitary practices for food handling, general cleanliness and maintenance of dining and kitchen areas.
  • Performed opening and closing procedures each day.
  • Developed and deepened professional relationships with vendors, negotiated contracts and monitored performance.
  • Managed daily operations and processes for reservations, budgeting and forecasting.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1999 to to
High School Diploma:
Noble High School - North Berwick, ME

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School Attended

  • Noble High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Lead Cook - AM
  • Owner/Operator
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant Manager


  • High School Diploma

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