Talented Food and Retail management professional with 13+ years of retail fast food service experience and 2 years in a high volume restaurant facility.
July 2012-September 2014Prep cook, Line Cook | Bonefish Bar & Grill | Trinity, FL
Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and
waste control guidelines.
Properly labeled and stored all raw food ingredients including produce, meat, fish, poultry,
dairy and dry goods in the appropriate storage room, walk-in refrigerator, freezer or cooler.
Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces when beginning a new task
to avoid cross-contamination.
Received food deliveries verifying invoice and putting away product while following FIFO
and HACCP requirements.
Verified freshness of products upon delivery.
Cleaned and sterilized equipment and facilities
Responsible for the production and plating of salads, and desserts.
Inspected and cleaned food preparation areas to ensure safe and sanitary food-handling
Placed clean dishes, utensils, and cooking equipment in storage areas
Prepared daily food items, and cooked simple foods and beverages
Stocked, organized, and cleaned kitchens and cooking utensils
Stored food in designated containers and storage areas to prevent spoilage
Swept and scrubbed floors
Took food orders and relayed orders to kitchens or serving counters
Mopped floors and cleaned walk-in refrigerators and storage areas
Peeled, washed, trimmed, and cooked vegetables and meats, and baked breads and pastries
Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food and beverage to uphold proper
January 2002-November 2012Food Service Manager | Hess Corporation | Palm Harbor, FL
Carefully interviewed, selected, trained and supervised staff.
Maintained a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents.
Purchased adequate quantities of necessary restaurant items, including food, beverages,
equipment and supplies.
Promoted a positive atmosphere and went above and beyond to guarantee each customer
received exceptional food and service.
Checked temperatures of freezers, refrigerators, and heating equipment to ensure proper
Worked stations including pizza, soup, salad, sandwich, and desserts
Ensured freshness of food and ingredients by checking for quality, keeping track of old and
new items, and rotating stock
Prepared food items
Spoke with patrons to ensure satisfaction with food and service
Swept and scrubbed floors
Washed dishes, glassware, flatware, pots, and/or pans using dishwashers or by hand
Weighed and measured ingredients
Communicated with other kitchen team members to ensure food was prepared on time and
September 2014Assistant Manager | Hess Express/Speedway | New Port Richey, FL
Interviewed job candidates and made staffing decisions.
Counted cash drawers and made bank deposits.
Managed staff of 5 sales associates.
Assigned employees to specific duties to best meet the needs of the store.
Reordered inventory when it dropped below predetermined levels.
Instructed staff on appropriately handling difficult and complicated sales.
Examined merchandise to verify that it was correctly priced and displayed.
Trained and developed new associates on POS system and key sales tactics.
Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service.
Point of Sale (POS) system operation
Friendly and helpful
Dedicated team player
Strong attention to safe food handling procedures
Food preparation experience
Able to handle food products frequently
Proficient in customer service
2004Associate of Science: Culinary ArtJohnson & Wales University, North Miami, FL
2002Basic Vocational Certificate: Commercial Food'sMarchman Technical Education Center, New Port Richey, FL
2002High School Diploma: Ridgewood High School, New Port Richey, FL