prep cook resume example with 4+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
Highly motivated Sales Associate with extensive customer service and sales experience. Outgoing sales professional with track record of driving increased sales, improving buying experience and elevating company profile with target market.
  • Recipe Adherence
  • Policy and Procedure Compliance
  • Kitchen Equipment Operation
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Proper Portioning
  • Customer Service
  • Food Storage
  • Foodservice Sanitation
  • Cutting and Slicing Techniques
  • Food Preparation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Plating and Presentation
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Recipe Preparation
  • Equipment Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Measurements and Weights
  • Dish Preparation
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Delegating Work
  • Bulk Food Preparation
  • Quality Inspections
  • Store Room and Walk-In Inspections
  • Inventory Control
  • Vendor Relations
  • Product Rotations
  • Portion Control
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Highly Motivated
  • Punctual and Honest
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Ingredient Inspection
  • Attention to Detail
  • Active Listener
06/2021 to 12/2022
Prep Cook Manor Lake Bridgemill Canton, GA,
  • Made sure food pre preped were fresh and prepared to standard protocol.
11/2018 to 07/2021
Kitchen Prep Cook Fogo De Chao Bellevue, WA,
  • Observed food handling and sanitation procedures to safeguard against foodborne illnesses.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kitchen by regularly washing dishes, sanitizing surfaces and taking out trash.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items.
  • Monitored freshness of food products to help reduce spoilage.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Utilized excellent knife skills to chop and slice vegetables and carve and grind meats and cheeses.
  • Retained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Measured and weighed food items to comply with portion requirements.
  • Completed special orders according to customer dietary needs.
  • Modified standard recipes to address customer requests for substitutions or allergen concerns.
  • Chopped and diced vegetables and fruits to stock fridge ahead of busy periods.
  • Made meals in accordance with company standards and requirements.
  • Received and stored food and supplies.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize risk of salmonella and other food-borne illnesses.
  • Executed proper techniques when preparing menu item ingredients.
  • Maintained clean and orderly appearance throughout kitchen and dining area.
  • Set up work stations prior to opening to minimize prep time.
  • Checked quality of food products to meet high standards.
  • Monitored supply inventory and rotated stock to maintain optimal freshness and reduce waste.
  • Distributed food to service staff for prompt delivery to customers.
  • Checked completed orders for correct quantity and quality.
  • Adhered to regulatory standards regarding safe and sanitary food prep.
  • Operated kitchen equipment in alignment with OSHA protocols and manufacturer instructions.
  • Memorized new menu items and ingredients quickly to help customers select items meeting needs and preferences.
  • Handled advanced thawing and food pre-preparation for upcoming meals.
  • Requested supplies and equipment orders, explaining needs to managers.
  • Communicated effectively with wait staff regarding patron food allergies and dietary restrictions.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
06/2001 to 03/2002
Food Preparation Worker Gate Gourmet Cincinnati, KY,
  • Worked in fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Maintained clean and sanitized work area in accordance with food safety guidelines, avoiding cross-contamination of raw and prepared food products.
  • Prepared quality products while maintaining proper food safety practices and presentation within service goal times.
  • Prepared and cooked food items according to recipes, menus and supervisor's instructions.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare meals.
  • Re-stocked, organized and arranged service and food stations.
  • Stored perishable food items in freezer or refrigerator to protect from spoilage.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Stocked hot and cold cases and displays to offer wide variety of prepared foods to guests.
  • Used food production system to drive quality and shelf life compliance.
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume work shifts and fast-paced operations.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils and work stations.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Washed, peeled and cut fruits and vegetables to prepare for cooking or serving.
  • Removed trash and cleaned kitchen garbage containers.
  • Observed food safety and sanitation protocols to reduce germ spread.
  • Cleaned and sanitized utensils, dishes or silverware.
  • Prepared meats, vegetables or desserts according to orders or instructions.
  • Carried food supplies, equipment and utensils to and from storage and work areas.
  • Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage.
  • Prepared workstations with ingredients and tools to increase efficiency.
  • Restocked cupboards, refrigerators and service stations with new food items or supplies.
  • Cut or sliced meat, poultry and seafood to prepare for cooking.
  • Took and recorded temperatures of food, refrigerators and freezers.
  • Helped management stay on top of supply needs by sharing information about low or spoiled inventory.
  • Portioned and wrapped food or placed directly on plates for service to patrons.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
  • Stocked cupboards and refrigerators and tended salad bars and buffet meals.
  • Distributed food to waiters and waitresses to serve customers.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2004 to to
High School Diploma:
John F Kennedy High School New Orleans La - 3500 Wisner Blvd New Orleans, Louisiana ,

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School Attended

  • John F Kennedy High School New Orleans La

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  • Prep Cook
  • Kitchen Prep Cook
  • Food Preparation Worker


  • High School Diploma

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