resturant associate front line back cook resume example with 3+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary
  • Diligent Cook possessing excellent cooking skills and strong knowledge of food safety. Proficient in maintaining well-stocked, organized and clean kitchen areas to maximize productivity. Dedicated team player with punctual nature and open communication style dedicated to working hard. Talented Cook with excellent experience in fast-paced kitchen environments. Clear communicator with team-oriented focus and advanced skills to effectively work with cashiers and kitchen staff to review and prepare orders. Qualified and hardworking with up-to-date food handling permit. Consistent Cook exceptionally well-versed in food plating and knife handling skills and techniques. Offering several years of comprehensive experience in quality food preparation and presentation. Responsible Cashier proficient in handling money, restocking merchandise and helping customers locate products. History of keeping work areas clean, neat and professionally arranged. Good listening skills combined with attentive and detail-oriented nature. Punctual and honest assistant manager/ cashier . Satisfies customers with exceptional service. Uses slow periods effectively to stay on top of daily chores while pursuing opportunities to help team improve service and reduce waste. Friendly and reliable assistant manager/cashier offering unmatched customer service and workplace focus. Quick and accurate in cash and card transactions with excellent multi-tasking aptitude. Committed and hardworking assistant manager/cashier with experience processing transactions and assisting customers. Dedicated to resolving issues, answering customer questions and ringing up customers. Creative problem-solver versed in customer service. Security-conscious and customer-focused assistant manager/cashier with top-notch teamwork and interpersonal communication skills. Boosted communication with local ethnic population by learning conversational english. kept cash drawers accurate and secure with smooth payment processing and no losses. Dedicated Cashier experienced in high-end retail operations. Professional and friendly with remarkable customer service and sales abilities. Bringing experience and deep knowledge of boutique-type products.

Safe Food Handling

  • Team Leadership
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Pastries, Breads and Desserts
  • Prioritization and Organization
  • Sanitation Standards Compliance
  • Ingredient Weighing and Measuring
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing
  • Attention to Detail
  • Supply Ordering and Procurement
  • Staff Management
  • Quality Control
  • Portion Control
  • Hot Service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Cold Service
  • Food Safety Labeling Systems
  • Recipe Development
  • Valid Food Handlers Certification
  • Relationship Building
  • Inventory Management
  • Labor and Food Cost Control
  • Critical Thinking
  • Integrity and Dependability
  • Food Storage and Rotation
  • Health Code Requirements
  • Scheduling and Staff Coordination
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Cutting and Slicing Techniques
  • Time Management
  • Staff Supervision
  • Inventory Stocking
  • Reliable and Responsible
  • Merchandise Packaging
  • Shipment Procedures
  • Product Scanning
  • Complaint Resolution
  • Customer Transactions
  • Cash Handling
  • Price Identification
  • Employee Training
  • Honest and Ethical
  • Work Task Prioritization
  • Sweeping and Mopping
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Cash Register Operations
  • Feedback Acceptance
  • Cooperative Attitude
  • Credits and Refunds
  • Pricing and Markdowns
  • Problem Solving
  • Service Minded
  • Coupon Redemption
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Till Counting
  • Total Payment Calculation
  • Adaptable and Flexible
  • Creative Thinking
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Account Invoicing
  • Return and Exchange Processing
  • Active Listening
  • Checkout Station Oversight
  • Coin and Currency Counting
  • Goal Setting and Achievement
  • Total Sales Reconciliation
  • Transaction Balance Sheets
  • Social Perception
  • Flexible Work Schedule
Woodville High School Woodville, TX Expected in 06/2001 GED : - GPA :
  • ServSafe
  • managers food handlers, GPM Investment's - 2yrs
Work History
Circle K Stores, Inc. - Resturant Associate/Front Line Back Cook
Ambridge, PA, 05/2019 - 07/2022
  • Assisted chef with planning easy but elegant appetizers to spark customer interest.
  • Met production requirements for banquet and outlet desserts and breakfast pastries.
  • Managed kitchen staff, supervised preparation of foods ,and explained steps for readying specialty items.
  • Created identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
  • Communicated closely with servers to fully understand special orders for customers.
  • Took food orders from cashiers and cooked items quickly to complete order items together and serve hot.
  • Transitioned between breakfast and lunch service.
  • Maintained central standardized recipe and ingredient repository with nutritional and cost information.
  • Changed and sanitized cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Fried, grilled and baked foods such as , fried chicken, grilled fish, steak, bacon, sausage and pancakes etc.
  • Used kitchen equipment safely and reduced risk of injuries and burns.
  • Packaged, arranged and labeled ingredient stock, storing at established temperatures.
  • Scrubbed grill on customer request due to food allergies to clean food residue and avoid issues with allergens.
  • Prepared foods like side orders like salads side servings like potato salad, and desserts to assist cooks meet turnaround times on orders.
  • Communicated with management on food inventory stock to request order placement.
  • Reduced customer waiting by batch cooking popular items during rush times.
  • Avoided burns when using hot fryers for preparing fries, fried fish and other fryable food items.
  • Prepared average of 20+ menu items per shift.
  • Prepared meats for dish assembly and serving by slicing and plating.
  • Wrapped up and stored unused food in appropriate containers and placed in refrigerator to avoid spoilage.
  • Contributed to consistent customer satisfaction rating by producing high-quality food and providing timely service.
  • Identified inefficiencies leading to improved productivity.
Loves Travel Stops & Country Store - Assistant Store Manager
Mccalla, AL, 08/2020 - 09/2021
  • Managed scheduling for store shifts to accomplish proper staffing.
  • Trained and managed associates in customer service and sales techniques.
  • Managed store organization, maintenance and purchasing functions.
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Developed innovative and creative merchandise displays to drive point-of-sale purchases.
  • Assisted Manager in interview process of prospective employees and provided feedback.
  • Oversaw and managed operational and financial projects to deliver on time and within budget limitations.
  • Assisted store manager in meeting standards for customer service and quality.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Completed routine store inventories.
  • Addressed and resolved strategy issues to support sales management and guide business direction.
  • Performed nightly store and team performance audits.
  • Examined merchandise to verify correct pricing and attractive displays.
  • Maintained customer satisfaction with quick and professional handling of product returns.
  • Optimized store displays and appearance via strategic merchandising.
  • Managed weekly inventory transactions by creating templates to track optimal food and beverage stock.
  • Coached employees and trained on methods for handling various aspects of sales, complicated issues and difficult customers.
  • Submitted reports to senior management to aid in business decision-making and planning.
  • Improved sales process and tracking with implementation of new point of sale (POS) system.
  • Managed inventory control processes to restore back stock, control costs and maintain sales floor levels to meet customer needs.
  • Answered questions about store policies and addressed customer concerns.
  • Helped customers complete purchases, locate items and join reward programs.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Monitored self-checkout systems and provided assistance or intervention where required.
  • Worked closely with shift manager to solve problems and handle customer concerns.
  • Completed inventory counts and ordered merchandise.
  • Maintained cash drawer of $75.00 or more per shift

  • Operated cash register for cash, check and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Reviewed weekly sales ads and monitored price changes.
  • Mentored new team members on POS system operation, customer service strategies and sales goals.
  • Promoted customer loyalty and consistent sales by delivering friendly service and knowledgeable assistance.
  • Reconciled cash drawer at start and end of each shift, accounting for errors and resolving discrepancies.
  • Checked identification for proof-of-age for alcohol and tobacco sales.
  • Collected and authorized payments of guests.
  • Maintained secure cash drawers, promptly resolving discrepancies in daily totals.
  • Greeted over 40+ customers per day.
  • Replenished sales floor merchandise and organized shelves, racks and bins for optimal appearance.
  • Maintained current knowledge of store promotions and highlighted sales to customers.
  • Conducted inventory counts by adding each item in stock and documenting in computer system.
  • Set up new sales displays each week.
  • Lifted up to 50 pounds at once
  • Performed cash, card and check transactions to complete customer purchases.
  • Operated cash register to record transactions accurately and efficiently.
  • Learned duties for various positions and provided backup at key times.
  • Used POS system to enter orders, process payments and issue receipts.
  • Performed end-of-shift cashout operations according to store policies, maintaining accurate counts and receipt records.
  • Moved heavy boxes and full merchandise bins up to 50 pounds in weight by maintaining physical strengths and stamina.
  • Kept shelves stocked with popular items by tracking trends and requesting new orders.
Laredo Taco - Restaurant Team Member
City, STATE, 09/2019 - 05/2020
  • Restocked condiment dispensers, napkins, silverware and drink machines to prevent shortages.
  • Arranged and prepared tables for customers to offer memorable experiences to guests and foster repeat business.
  • Replenished food items, paper products and canned goods to keep pantry well-stocked during busy periods.
  • Monitored food temperatures and cooking equipment settings to maintain safety and prevent food-borne illness.
  • Cleared trays and removed trash from tables before sanitizing surfaces.
  • Checked and restocked utensils and condiments in appropriate locations for guests.
  • Verified freshness of ingredients and food by checking for quality, rotating stock and recording old and new items.
  • Trained new employees by demonstrating tasks and coaching during daily activities.
  • Prepared food orders, cooking on grill and operating fry station.
  • Used proper techniques to prepare food and ingredients.
  • Supported sales efforts by suggestively upselling food items and increasing check averages.
  • Arrived to work in uniform and presentable in appearance to meet restaurant standards.
  • Prepared and cooked food orders for customers by noting customizations and portion sizes.
  • Greeted guests pleasantly and answered menu questions.
  • Bussed and reset tables to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Explained menu items and suggested appropriate options for food allergy concerns.
  • Increased sales significantly by upselling higher-end products to customers.
  • Used slow periods to restock supplies, ice, trays and delivery bags.
  • Supervised restocking of salad bar and buffet for lunch and dinner service.
  • Cultivated warm relationships with regular customers.

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School Attended

  • Woodville High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Resturant Associate/Front Line Back Cook
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Restaurant Team Member


  • GED

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