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Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • H: (555) 432-1000
  • C:
  • resumesample@example.com
  • Date of Birth:
  • India:
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  • single:
Summary

Thrives on learning new skills quickly and approaches daily challenges with flexibility and openness to changing needs. Superior work ethic with excellent communication, multitasking and prioritization skills.

Skills
  • Relationship management
  • Quality improvements.
  • Conflict resolution
  • Working collaboratively
  • Critical thinking
  • Friendly, positive attitude
  • Organizational skills
  • Team building
  • Decision-making
  • Work ethic
  • Flexible
  • Time management
Experience
Restaurant Waiter, 06/2019 to 01/2020
Rush Enterprises Orlando, FL,
  • Restocked nonperishable food items, condiments and napkins to keep pantry well-supplied.
  • Collaborated with host, bus person and cook to serve up food and beverage options.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and anticipating condiments, napkins and other needs.
  • Assisted customers in selecting appetizers, entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Completed closing duties by emptying trash, safeguarding alcohol and polishing silverware.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Presented patrons with menus and specials promptly after seating, following up to address questions before taking orders.
  • Plated food and assessed plate presentation to maintain highest standard of food quality.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Communicated with event coordinators to verify appropriate and adequate accommodations for larger parties.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Carefully transferred orders from kitchen and bar areas to tables and cleared plates as patrons finished food and beverage items.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Processed customers' payments and provided receipts.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Communicated effectively with patrons to establish preferences and dietary restrictions and make food and beverage recommendations.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Served plated dinners, buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Operated and maintained cleaning equipment and tools, including dishwasher, hand wash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Performed walked throughs during service to monitor guest satisfaction and advise serving and bussing staff of specific guest needs.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Assisted kitchen staff with food counts by determining number of items required for complete service.
  • Greeted newly seated guests quickly and efficiently.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
Cashier , 11/2018 to 01/2019
Universal Health Services Plymouth, IN,
  • Helped customers find specific products, answered questions and offered product advice.
  • Operated cash register, collected payments and provided accurate change.
  • Resolved issues with cash registers, card scanners and printers.
  • Processed all sales transactions accurately and promptly to prevent long customer wait times.
  • Learned roles of other departments to provide coverage and keep store operational.
  • Resolved customer complaints and escalated worsening concerns for remediation.
  • Properly verified customer identification for alcohol or tobacco purchases.
  • Maintained high productivity by efficiently processing cash, credit, debit and voucher program payments for customers.
  • Scanned customer purchases, supporting transactions to streamline sales process.
  • Inspected items for damage and obtained replacements for customers.
  • Wiped down counters and conveyor belt to remove debris and maintain cleanliness.
  • Wrapped items and bagged purchases properly to prevent merchandise breakage.
  • Completed daily recovery tasks to keep areas clean and neat for maximum efficiency.
Dishwasher, 08/2017 to 01/2018
Keomawny Asian Cuisine City, STATE,
  • Loaded and unloaded dishwashers, washing by hand large pots or items used on continuous basis.
  • Kept dishware, glasses and utensils ready for all customer needs by quickly scraping, washing and restacking items.
  • Unboxed, stored and organized incoming kitchen supplies with every delivery.
  • Replaced clean utensils in storage bins, enabling servers to grab forks, knives and spoons quickly.
  • Operated and maintained cleaning equipment and tools, including dishwasher, hand wash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized kitchen areas to promote efficiency.
  • Handled glassware, crystal and other fragile items with exceptional care to prevent breakage.
  • Replenished stations throughout restaurant, including cupboards, serving areas and salad bars to meet employee and customer demands.
  • Cleared trash and washed work area tables, walls, refrigerator equipment, cooking equipment and floors to keep sanitized kitchen.
  • Scraped and pre-rinsed food from dirty dishes and placed items in dishwashing machine.
  • Washed buffet, restaurant and banquet items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Moved food and supply items from delivery trucks to storage by unloading and organizing.
  • Developed great team spirit with other personnel by pitching in and helping with task completion.
  • Sanitized counters and wiped down surfaces following food preparation to prevent cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Scrubbed pots, pans and trays by hand or cleaned using industrial washing machine.
Education and Training
GED: , Expected in 06/2020
to
Blaine High School - Blaine, MN,
GPA:
: , Expected in
to
Winona State University - Winona, MN
GPA:

Will be furthering my education at Winona State University in August.

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Blaine High School
  • Winona State University
Job Titles Held:
  • Restaurant Waiter
  • Cashier
  • Dishwasher
Degrees
  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)

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