restaurant style cook and baker caterer resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Detail-oriented team player with strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy. Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills eager to secure entry-level baking position . Ready to help team achieve company goals. Organized and dependable candidate successful at managing multiple priorities with a positive attitude. Will work as hard as I can in every task given me.

  • Decision-Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Dependable and Responsible
  • Self-Motivated
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Attention to Detail
  • Multitasking Abilities
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Planning and Coordination
Work History
Restaurant Style Cook and Baker. Caterer. , 01/2007 - Current
Living Word Ministry , , Dry Creek, AK
  • Interacted with consumers to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish, and eggs.
  • Developed menus, and special food offerings to increase consumer satisfaction.
  • Assisted in developing new menu items to reflect restaurant's style and standards.

I am comfortable in a busy kitchen environment. I have worked at meal planning, prep, and service for most of my adult life. Included with this I am competent with many large kitchen tools and equipment. Including bread mixers, convection ovens, meat slicers, and other tools of the trade. I have worked as an under cook, and also a lead cook for many standard buffet style meals. I have also been a member of the catering staff for many weddings, holiday dinners, and other events with 100 plus guests. For the past 5-6 years I have been in charge of catering at least 4 weddings. I am comfortable with many styles of baking. I am a competent baker especially in large quantities.

  • Prepared meals from scratch using authentic, popular recipes to generate repeat business.
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals.
  • Managed inventory and ordered food and supplies to maintain adequate stock.
  • Baked consistent quality items by accurately mixing, dividing, shaping, and proofing.
  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes to meet all needs and palates.
  • Tasted, smelled, and pierced food with fork to verify sufficient cooking.
  • Prepared food items in compliance with recipes and portioning control guidelines.
  • Monitored food quality and presentation to maintain high standards.
  • Developed innovative, creative menu items and recipes.
  • Kept kitchen clean and organized by performing daily maintenance tasks.
Community Garden Manager, 05/2012 - Current
Living Word Ministry , , Dry Creek, AK

  • Oversaw the cultivation and harvesting of over 15 tons of vegetable crops each year.
  • Consulted with horticultural experts to assess operational strengths and weaknesses and plan enhancements to meet changing demands.
  • Enforced strong safety and environmental protections to support habitats while preventing harm to employees or consumers.
  • Used skills to grow new plants from seeds, clippings, bulbs and clone-cubes.
  • Budgeted equipment purchases and regular repairs.
  • Researched pests and diseases common to individual types of stock and developed mitigation plans.
  • Inspected and repaired equipment for livestock and crop management.
  • Coordinated inventories of seeds, chemicals, plant nutrients and tools to achieve business targets.
  • Set up and managed plant irrigation systems to maintain optimal flows to different types of plants.
  • Maximized operational profits by closely inspecting crops, assessing quality, and identifying problems such as disease or insects.
  • Performed repairs and preventive maintenance on equipment and property.
  • Used Microsoft 360 to record and document information regarding pesticide use, yields and costs.
Handling Food Inventory for a Church. , 10/2022 - Current
Living Word Ministry , , Dry Creek, AK

  • Pitched in to help host, waitstaff, and bussers during exceptionally busy times such as dinner hour.
  • Working all areas of a commercial kitchen to keep it clean and well-maintained.
  • Maintained effective supply levels by monitoring and reordering food stock and dry goods.
  • Designed and implemented strategies to reduce costs and waste.
  • Purchased food and cultivated strong vendor relationships.
  • Coordinated with catering staff to deliver food services for special events and functions.
  • Conducted regular meetings with other members of the team to discuss performance and address any issues.
  • Implemented effective inventory control systems to reduce food spoilage and waste.
  • Verified orders by comparing names and quantity of items packaged with shipping documents.
  • Conducted research to address shipping errors and packaging mistakes.
  • Maintained up-to-date price lists to accurately calculate shipping, shortage and demurrage costs.
  • Factored shipping procedures, rates and routes in making determinations on best shipping methods for materials.
  • Inspected incoming and outgoing shipments to identify discrepancies with records.
  • Sorted and delivered materials to different work areas.
  • Requisitioned new supplies and maintained storage areas for smooth department operations.
  • Monitored inventory to maintain sufficient supply levels to meet the needs of many.
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2008
Living Word Academy - Dry Creek, AK,
Status -
  • Professional Development: online classes from UAF that focus on agriculture and fruit tree propagation.
  • Extracurricular Activities: I have some experience with livestock care. Hands on experience in various gardening and landscaping jobs. Working in a large greenhouse and nursery with planting, and caring for crops. Using power tools and building furniture. Lots of experience with harvesting and preserving food.
  • Lots of experience with making cultured dairy products such as butter, and yogurt. I enjoy using them in my many baking recipes both for fun and as a job.
  • Professional Development: Working nearly full time in a commercial style kitchen for the past 15 years.
: EMS, Expected in 02/2023
Jones And Bartlett Online Learning - Boston, MA,
Status -
  • Professional Development: Have certification as an EMT 1 through the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services.

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School Attended

  • Living Word Academy
  • Jones And Bartlett Online Learning

Job Titles Held:

  • Restaurant Style Cook and Baker. Caterer.
  • Community Garden Manager
  • Handling Food Inventory for a Church.


  • High School Diploma

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