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prep cook resume example with 17+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

I'm a very career driven individual with Dynamic food service experience with excellent teamwork and skill in learning new tasks quickly. Highly knowledgeable in ingredient preparation, including slicing and cutting techniques, illustrated through 17 years of related experience. I'm constantly looking to grow and learn in my career.

Skills
  • Foodservice sanitation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Equipment cleaning and maintenance
  • Dish preparation
  • Recipe preparation
  • Food preparation
  • Punctual and honest
  • Multitasking
  • Team-oriented
  • Ingredient inspection
  • Effective prioritization
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Highly motivated
  • Active listener
  • Stocking ingredients
  • Frying
  • Grilling
  • Operating fryers and grills
  • Preparing ingredients
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Stocking supplies
  • Plating dishes
  • Kitchen equipment cleaning
Experience
02/2020 to Current Prep Cook Skg Brands Ltd | New York, NY,
  • Rotated stock items and ingredients to maintain efficiency and freshness.
  • Executed proper techniques when preparing menu item ingredients.
  • Made all meals in accordance with company standards and requirements.
  • Offered support to other stations during high-volume shifts to maintain optimal coverage and meet customer needs.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Adhered to all regulatory standards regarding safe and sanitary food prep.
  • Maintained clean and orderly appearance throughout kitchen and dining area.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Operated steam kettles to produce 3-gallons of various soups each day.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Maintained quality and freshness of food by rotating stock 2 times per shift.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Offered support to other stations in high-volume shifts or as needed.
  • Verified food was cooked properly by regulating temperature of ovens, broilers, grills and roasters.
  • Completed more than 100 orders each shift with focus on quality and efficiency.
  • Executed proper techniques to prepare menu item ingredients.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients, keeping at appropriate temperatures.
  • Prepared more than 100 dishes per day in fast-paced environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including raw vegetables, raw chicken and raw seafood.
  • Prepped vegetables and dressings ingredients by washing, chopping, portion controlling and dicing.
  • Assisted with dining room tasks by removing soiled dishes during meal service and returning to kitchen for washing.
  • Assisted with training and development of new talent.
01/2004 to Current Head Line Cook University Of Colorado Boulder | Boulder, CO,
  • Assessed inventory levels every week and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Maximized efficiency of kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.
  • Delivered soiled dishes and pots and pans to washing areas and assisted in cleaning and drying all items.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • 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.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • 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.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting work space and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Created approximately 50 orders simultaneously during busy periods with high accuracy, maintaining customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Prepared more than 50 dishes per day in fast-paced environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including Raw vegetables, frozen vegetables and raw or frozen chicken.
  • Placed frequently used food such as breading and seasonings in proper storage containers and placed perishable items in refrigerator.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items such as steaks, burgers and sandwiches.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Developed process that accurately tracked food costs more efficiently, saving $50 in food waste per month.
  • Interacted professionally and effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
06/2016 to 01/2020 Grill Cook/Restaurant Server Rusty Railz Bar And Grille | City, STATE,
  • Cooked all food to order ensuring adherence to company quality standards.
  • Cleaned grills and other kitchen tools and areas.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items such as steaks, burgers and sandwiches.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Reviewed quality standards and ensured continuous application throughout the kitchen environment.
  • Grilled various cuts of meat and seafood items to meet customer specifications and food handling standards.
  • Supported other kitchen team members when needed.
  • Distributed prepared food to servers in efficient manner.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Delivered soiled dishes and pots and pans to washing areas and assisted in cleaning and drying all items.
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of all line workstations.
  • Monitored kitchen productivity and assessed overall efficiency.
  • Planned and prepared schedules for food preparation.
  • Prepared over 30 menu items during each shift.
  • Maximized efficiency of kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced ingredients for stir-fries, salads and appetizers.
  • Garnished and arranged plated meals.
  • Communicated with wait staff regarding special requests, including food allergies and preparation techniques.
  • Collaborated with kitchen team to resolve different issues quickly and effectively.
  • Set up work stations prior to restaurant opening to improve speed during busy periods.
  • Prepared and plated up to 200 dishes per day in busy, fast paced restaurant.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Trained new cooks in such tasks as chopping vegetables, sauteing meats and grilling fish.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Weighed, measured and mixed ingredients to follow recipes and create dishes.
  • Sanitized workstation before and after shift to prevent illness and food contamination.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Safely operated ovens, grills and other kitchen equipment to minimize accidents.
01/2004 to 01/2020 Barn Assistant Overholt Stables | City, STATE,
  • Repaired buildings, fences, and other pertinent structures using a variety of power tools to keep animals properly contained.
  • Operated trucks, tractors and other large farm equipment to distribute feed to animals, move supplies and transport stock.
  • Identified pests, weeds, and plants to determine appropriate selection of pesticides and fertilizers.
  • Maintained stock health with proactive grooming, clipping, trimming, parasite control, castration and shearing.
  • Cultivated soil on designated areas of land.
  • Maintained detailed inventories of animal food and supplies and sourced suppliers to save over $2500.00 annually.
  • Updated records with data about animal growth, feeding patterns, costs and behaviors.
  • Maintained and repaired farming equipment to provide consistent usability, prime operational condition and alleviate downtime.
  • Checked fields for rocks or other obstacles to prepare land for tilling and physical preparation for spring planting.
  • Constructed frames to support healthy growth of berries, legumes and vines.
  • Trained more than 12 horses in basic commands and special routines during 1 year.
  • Groomed and sheared animals, consistently following strict schedule and protocols to efficiently manage 25 animals' grooming schedules.
  • Fed, watered and monitored dozens of animals to keep all stock in peak health and optimal reproductive status.
  • Broke in new horses with diligent and patient approach focused on building trust and obedience.
  • Kept detailed feeding, medication, cleaning and behavior notes to increase lifespans of animals average of 5 years.
  • Cleaned stalls, pens and equipment thoroughly twice weekly to promote animal health.
  • Used all-terrain vehicles to patrol expansive land holding, pastures, and grazing areas to monitor animal activities.
  • Fed and watered over 2 dozen different animals daily, closely monitored behavior and noted health changes.
  • Conducted daily exercises for more than 12 animals under care, identified behavioral and health concerns and implemented corrective strategies.
  • Herded dozens of equine livestock to transport vehicles, fields and barns using specialized techniques for safety of animals.
  • Organized new stock arrivals by size, color and age to facilitate health examinations and breeding program.
  • Patrolled holding habitats and grazing areas to monitor animal safety and make timely repairs to equipment, gates and pens.
  • Cleaned many habitats for animals, properly disposing of waste and refuse to increase animal health.
  • Examined animals to detect illnesses, injuries or disease, as well as monitor both anticipated and undesirable physical changes.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2008 to to High School Diploma | Northwest Local School District, Canal Fulton, OH, GPA:
Expected in 05/2008 to to High School Diploma | R.G.Drage Career Technical Center, Massillon, OH, GPA:
  • Completed professional development in Agricultural Science Farm Management
  • FFA Member
  • Honor Roll Recipient
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Northwest Local School District
  • R.G.Drage Career Technical Center

Job Titles Held:

  • Prep Cook
  • Head Line Cook
  • Grill Cook/Restaurant Server
  • Barn Assistant

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • High School Diploma

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