prep cook resume example with 2+ years of experience

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

College student looking for job opportunity to build on my Culinary Skills and other Skills. Precise Prep Cook well-versed in seasoning and preparing food for maximum effect. Expertise in monitoring food storage, sanitizing work surfaces and managing and tracking ingredients. Reliable team player dedicated to efficiency and punctuality. Dedicated cook with two years of experience preparing ingredients for fast dish assembly. Expert at estimating correct quantities of ingredients for expected number of customers. Works well independently with minimal supervision and with teammates. Passionate, spirited and classically trained culinary professional, skilled in building relationships and developing high-performing teams. Leader in delivery of excellent customer service. Equipped to apply restaurant operational experience to grow world-class organizations. Dedicated to food safety, customer service best practices and quality food service.

  • Food Preparation
  • Food Storage
  • Policy and Procedure Compliance
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Recipe Preparation
  • Measurements and Weights
  • Proper Portioning
  • Recipe Adherence
  • Dish Preparation
  • Customer Service
  • Foodservice Sanitation
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Equipment Cleaning and Maintenance
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Plating and Presentation
  • Kitchen Operations
  • Kitchen Equipment Operation
  • Kitchen Sanitation
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Ingredient Selection
  • Proper Food Storage
  • Bulk Food Preparation
  • Portion Control
  • Quality Inspections
  • Flexible Schedule
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Cleaning and Organization
  • Highly Motivated
  • Ingredient Inspection
  • Punctual and Honest
  • Active Listener
  • Effective Prioritization
  • Time Management
  • Kitchen Station Setup
  • Reliable and Trustworthy
  • Menu Item Memorization
  • Food Allergen Safety
  • Ingredient Stocking
  • Kitchen Organization
  • Back of House Operations
  • Professional Attitude
  • Cutting and Slicing Techniques
  • Team Coordination
  • Server Communication
  • Special Requests
  • Task Prioritization
  • Problem-Solving
  • Entree Preparation
  • Hors D'Oeuvres Preparation
  • Sanitation Standards Compliance
  • Team Leadership
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Prioritization and Organization
09/2019 to Current
Prep Cook Dacha Navy Yard Washington, DC,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Marinated and pre-cooked various raw meats for appetizers and entrees.
  • Completed special orders according to customer dietary needs.
  • Observed food handling and sanitation procedures to safeguard against foodborne illnesses.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kitchen with regular attention to checklists.
  • Supported kitchen quality initiatives by following nutrition, safety and sanitation guidelines.
  • Prepared simple salads and common entrees.
  • Processed incoming deliveries, rotated stock and put away new items in correct locations.
  • Operated kitchen tools safely and used great knife skills to quickly prepare ingredients.
  • Followed chef prep lists and last-minute orders to help team meet customer needs.
  • Carved meats into precise cuts for cooking.
  • Handled basic reductions and parboiling without supervision.
09/2019 to Current
Event Staff Member The Travel Corporation Houston, TX,
  • Organized materials, cleaned facilities and set up equipment to prepare for events.
  • Greeted incoming guests, accepted payments, reviewed tickets and directed to facility locations.
  • Gave guests first-rate service and support and worked to resolve concerns to mutual satisfaction.
  • Assisted with analysis of information from guest comments to pinpoint areas of potential improvement in future events and services.
  • Kept clients and vendors informed of deadlines, floor plans, event space setup specifications and insurance requirements.
  • Worked closely with management to avoid calendar conflicts and planned for scenarios potentially impactful on event integrity.
  • Escorted entertainers on property for secure environment.
  • Set up and packed up event equipment, leaving area clean and tidy.
05/2019 to Current
Line Cook Audubon Nature Institute Inc New Orleans, LA,
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen with regular mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing utensils and glassware.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Assisted in food inventory and control while properly receiving and storing delivered items.
  • Set up workstations with needed ingredients, utensils and cooking equipment.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Carried pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from work stations, stove, and refrigerator.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
05/2019 to 08/2019
Prep Worker Eggs Up Grill City, STATE,
  • Maintained clean and sanitized work area in accordance with food safety guidelines, avoiding cross-contamination of raw and prepared food products.
  • Cleaned utensils, dishes and glasses for customer use.
  • Re-stocked, organized and arranged service and food stations.
  • Packaged and stored food products appropriately for proper handling and preservation.
  • Acquired new skills to support team and further accommodate customer needs.
  • Stored perishable food items in freezer or refrigerator to protect from spoilage.
  • Followed recipes and customer requests to prepare high-quality, delicious meals.
  • Checked and recorded refrigerator and freezer temperatures to maintain food quality and freshness.
  • Stocked hot and cold cases and displays to offer wide variety of prepared foods to guests.
  • Memorized menu items and food preparation methods to better explain selections to guests and increase sales.
  • Prepared quality products while maintaining proper food safety practices and presentation within service goal times.
  • Worked in fast-paced, ever-changing environment.
  • Adhered to food safety and sanitation protocols to reduce germ spread.
  • Restocked cupboards, refrigerators and service stations with new food items or supplies.
  • Prepared variety of foods according to exact instructions and recipe specifications.
  • Checked inventory levels and recorded supply usage on log sheets or in company software.
  • Cleaned and sanitized kitchen equipment, utensils, and work stations.
  • Monitored temperatures of prepared food and cold-storage areas.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2023 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Food And Beverage Entrepreneurship
Johnson And Wales Universty - Charlotte, NC,
Expected in 05/2021 to to
Associate of Applied Science: Culinary Arts
Johnson And Wales - Charlotte, NC,
Expected in 06/2019 to to
High School Diploma:
Cross High School - Cross, SC,
Additional Information
  • Cooking Preparing dinner for family Making sure everything is clean before using and after Work At Best Impression Catering Work at Eggs Up Grill Internship at Eggs Up Grill Line Cook Prep Cook
Full Professional
  • ServSafe Training - Five Years

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School Attended

  • Johnson And Wales Universty
  • Johnson And Wales
  • Cross High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Prep Cook
  • Event Staff Member
  • Line Cook
  • Prep Worker


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Associate of Applied Science
  • High School Diploma

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