pastry chef prep line chef resume example with 5+ years of experience

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

Personable Line Chef with a positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced establishment. Great abilities in garnishing and arranging food in a creative and attractive manner. Excellent customer service and communication skills.

Dependable Line Chef with demonstrated abilities in various food prep work, including maintaining food presentation and quality, garnishing and setting up stations. Versatile and adaptable with an excellent track record of producing high-quality dishes. Well-versed in maintaining and using all kitchen equipment safely and correctly.

Experienced culinary professional successful at producing high-quality, from-scratch jams, creams, sauces and pastries. Focused on providing customers with delicious, quality desserts. Systematic, resourceful and bringing top skills in communication and work delegation.

  • Food handling procedures
  • Pastries expertise
  • Catering understanding
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Basic cooking procedures
  • Restaurant experience
  • Food prep
  • Recipe creation
  • Dessert preparation
  • Food service
  • Food presentation
  • Sauce preparation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Food storage
  • Active listener
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Recipe preparation
  • Food preparation
  • Team-oriented
  • Multitasking
10/2020 to Current Pastry Chef, Prep, Line Chef Denver Public Schools | Denver, CO,
  • Created 200 desserts such as cakes, frozen treats and pastries weekly.
  • Oversaw pastry production for catering, pick-up orders and in-store customers.
  • Customized items for seasonal offerings, special events and personal requests.
  • Monitored food product freshness, rotated out old product, carefully stocked inventory and complied with and enforced sanitation regulations and safety standards.
  • Measured, mixed and prepped raw materials according to company specifications and recipes.
  • Supervised preparation and presentation of desserts for all catered events.
  • Coached new staff on policies, procedures and performance strategies.
  • Stored food items and rotated food in freezer and refrigerator.
  • Set up line station with proper tools and products, quality checked products within line station, maintained equipment and monitored food delivery.
  • Embraced full responsibility for quality of food served, followed proper plate presentation guidelines and garnished artful dishes for maximum appeal to discerning customers.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Coordinated food preparation and timed completion to allow on-time serving of tasty, plentiful and nutritious food at correct temperature to valued customers.
  • Cleaned up cooking stations and properly stored leftovers.
  • Placed dough in pans, molds and sheets, monitoring products during baking and adjusting temperatures as needed.
  • Prepared variety of meats, seafood, poultry and vegetables in broilers, ovens, grills and fryers to fulfill specific customer requests.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.
  • Prepared all food items while maintaining high standards of cleanliness and sanitization.
03/2019 to 07/2020 Sautéed Chef El Divino Dining And Cocktails | City, STATE,
  • Created tasty dishes using popular recipes, delighting patrons and generating return business.
  • Performed mise en place daily to efficiently prepare signature dishes.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Instructed cooks and other workers in preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food
  • Created exciting dishes at competitive prices to attract clientele and increase revenue.
06/2018 to 03/2019 Line Cook Chick-fil-A | City, STATE,
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Created approximately [Number] orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
06/2016 to 05/2018 Cake Decorator and Cashier Nestle Toll House Cafe | City, STATE,
  • Prepared buttercream and icings to use for decorating cakes, cupcakes, tarts and other pastries.
  • Applied creative techniques to design beautiful, memorable wedding cakes.
  • Used pastry bags and tips to pipe messages and decorative roses onto cakes.
  • Answered phone calls, put in orders and handled customer disputes or complaints.
  • Assisted customers with planning cake vision, including color, theme and size.
  • Used photo cake software to create specialty birthday and anniversary cakes.
  • Handled cash, credit card and check transactions.
  • Produced frostings and creams for cakes and other edibles.
  • Worked with common cake decorating and baking tools, such as mixers and carving tools.
  • Cleaned display cases, utensils and working spaces to keep sanitary work environment.
  • Boxed, weighed and wrapped cakes and other bakery products to prepare for pickup.
  • Maintained safe and sanitary area by checking food products' temperature and freshness.
  • Rolled, cut and shaped dough to form bread, rolls, cookies, cupcakes, pie crusts and other baked goods.
  • Monitored cooking completion times for efficient use of ovens and other equipment.
  • Followed code dating procedures and adhered to legal regulations governing product labeling and packaging.
  • Placed dough in pans, molds and sheets, monitoring products during baking and adjusting temperatures as needed.
  • Merchandised food and garnishes for serving presentation.
  • Created attractive dessert trays for catering events.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2021 to to Associate of Applied Science | Culinary Arts South Texas College, Mcallen, TX GPA:
  • Major in culinary arts in cooking
  • Major in culinary arts in baking and pastry

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School Attended

  • South Texas College

Job Titles Held:

  • Pastry Chef, Prep, Line Chef
  • Sautéed Chef
  • Line Cook
  • Cake Decorator and Cashier


  • Associate of Applied Science

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