personal chef resume example with 11+ years of experience

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

Energized professional promoting more than 17 years of expertise performing successfully in fast-paced kitchens. Sharp Restaurant Cook willing to handle any task from frying meats to dicing vegetables to baking cakes. Well-trained worker ready to follow great recipes, ensuring that patrons receive the dishes that they are craving.

Maintenance and Quality Assurance:

Hardworking Maintenance Technician bringing expertise in installation, repair and maintenance of complex building systems.

Knowledgeable maintenance professional offering 8 years as a Yard Maintenance Technical Engineer. Strong mechanical aptitude and problem solving skills. Focused on preventative maintenance.

Talented Maintenance Technician adept at interpreting blueprints, developing schedules and overseeing team operations.

Personal Chef with 17 years of experience cooking in commercial and residential kitchens. Delivers deep passion for food, large repertoire of ethnic and classic dishes and self-motivation to learn new recipes. Creates menus built around client preferences to cultivate satisfaction and drive referrals.

  • Food preparation techniques
  • Kitchen equipment and tools
  • Inventory control
  • Purchasing
  • Meal preparation
  • Featured as Top 10 Restaurants in Holbrook Long Island
  • Food and beverage pairing
  • Company safety standards
  • Customer service oriented
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Banquets and catering
  • Quality assurance
  • Cleaning and sanitizing methods
  • Grilling and deep frying skills
  • Waste control
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Detail-oriented
  • Resource management
  • Portion and cost control
  • Kitchen equipment usage
  • Menu planning
  • Performance assessments
  • Signature dish creation
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Food plating and presentation
  • Food spoilage prevention
  • Special Events
  • Proper food storage
  • Special diets
  • Different culinary techniques
  • Grocery shopping
  • Kitchen Management
  • Diabetic Menus
  • Vegan Recipes
  • Low Fat Recipes
  • Local Ingredient Sourcing
  • Kitchen Garden Maintenance
  • Process improvements
  • Food preparation and safety
  • Mediterranean cuisine
  • Workflow Optimization
  • Operations management
  • Staff Management
  • Budgeting
  • Order delivery practices
  • Employee training and development
  • Vendor relations
  • Performance improvement
  • Problem-solving
  • Hospitality service expertise
  • Fine-dining expertise
  • Kitchen equipment operation and maintenance
Work History
Personal Chef, 02/2020 to Current
Choctaw Nation Of OklahomaWright City, OK,
  • Recorded favorite meals of clients and worked continuously on new recipes and repertoire.
  • Designed and prepared all menu items for private home/office setting.
  • Sourced healthy cooking techniques to capture flavor and nutrients of food with fresh ingredients.
  • Maintained food inventories, including buying and storing to support efficient cost management.
  • Met with client and discussed preferred meals, dietary restrictions and food allergies.
  • Developed recipe inventory to offer meal options for variety of tastes and needs.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders.
  • Prepared and served meals for small dinner parties and large events and complied with diet requests and special accommodations.
  • Cooked 50 meals 2 hours and served at residences or delivered to requested locations.
  • Studied cultures and cuisines of various areas around world in effort to prepare authentic dishes.
  • Shopped at specialty grocery stores to obtain ingredients needed for food preparation.
  • Generated invoice to request payment for services provided in client home or specifically requested location.
  • Prepared meals using variety of cooking techniques, including baking, braising, roasting, frying and sautéing.
  • Advertised and participated in networking and social events to promote business.
  • Developed menus, controlled food costs and oversaw quality, sanitation and safety processes.
  • Labeled food to include reheating and safe storage and handling instructions.
  • Planned menus that incorporated healthy, fresh food sourced from local farmers and stores.
Corporate Executive Chef, 01/2010 to 01/2020
Compliant Healthcare TechnologyMiddleburg Heights, OH,
  • Helped out in various capacities on the line when the restaurant was extremely busy or when employees were absent.
  • Ensured that employees worked in a constructive atmosphere by promoting effective listening skills, regular training and [Skill]
  • Ordered food supplies every week to restock inventory, remaining aware of budgets.
  • Sliced, served and packaged specialty meats, salads and cheeses.
  • Inventoried food, ingredient and supply stock to prepare and plan vendor orders.
  • Mentored more than 30 kitchen staff at all levels to prepare each for demanding roles.
  • Collaborated with vendors to source desired recipe ingredients while maintaining tight cost controls.
  • Kept labor at or below 23% to support business profit targets.
  • Increased profits and efficiency 50% by building optimal inventory control model.
  • Aligned seasonal plans with ingredient availability and key area events for optimal promotions.
  • Assisted customers in planning corporate events, social galas and gourmet dinners.
  • Generated employee schedules, work assignments and determined appropriate compensation rates.
Service Technician, 02/2015 to 02/2017
GMA Mechanical HVacCity, STATE,
  • Inspected machinery and components to troubleshoot operations.
  • Adhered to all company and OSHA defined protocols for workplace safety.
  • Assisted maintenance team with completion of preventive maintenance and diagnosing unscheduled challenges.
  • Streamlined preventive maintenance repair processes to ensure timely completion.
  • Operated a diverse range of mechanical and manual servicing equipment.
  • Put in new H-Vac systems and components according to service orders and manufacturer instructions.
Yard Maintenance Engineer, 05/2009 to 08/2016
Montauk Bus ServiceCity, STATE,
  • Created step-by-step procedures for day-to-day tasks to streamline workflow and improve efficiency.
  • Efficiently executed shut downs for planned maintenance.
  • Prepared daily project status updates to keep staff up-to-date on program changes and task requirements.
  • Oversaw production efforts to guarantee that projects were completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner.
  • Assisted external customers, including consumers, contractors and electricians, in understanding standard policies and guidelines.
  • Maintained open and effective communications with project teams to increase productivity.
  • Worked efficiently under strict deadlines to make sure that new products were available for scheduled public releases.
  • Provided hands-on technical support, advice and mentoring to all levels of personnel.
Associate of Arts: Criminal Justice, Expected in
Briarcliff College - Patchogue, NY

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  • Briarcliff College

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