Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Experienced culinary artist with over 12 years in the restaurant industry. Excellent reputation for creative culinary ideas and improving customer satisfaction with not only students but parents, staff and administration alike. Enthusiastic chef eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Clear understanding of food presentation, various culinary techniques and training in the culinary arts and menu management. Motivated to learn, grow and excel as Culinary Specialist within School Nutrition.

  • Customer Service Oriented
  • Visual Presentation Focused
  • Fluid Culinary Skills/Techniques
  • Culinary Creativity
  • Quality Assurance
  • Teamwork
Work History
09/2015 to Current
School Nutrition Assistant Manager Cherokee County Board Of Education City, STATE,
  • Acting manager role at the end of SY 2018-19 through beginning current 2019-20 SY. Responsible for end of year closing procedures, downsizing inventory to an acceptable dollar amount, annual review of employees and keeping school nutrition coordinator abreast of status of business. Interviewed multiple candidates for potential employment opportunities as well as assisted with on-boarding and training requirements upon employment. Daily operations including opening procedures, staff scheduling, menu adaptation when necessary, and ensuring food allergen safety was being maintained
  • Continuously followed state and federal guidelines for serving customers nutritious meals by adhering to a set menu meal plan
  • Verified staff is continuously compliant with health and safety standards while also training new employees on established kitchen standards and expected food quality
  • Ensured all food, paper and chemical supply orders were placed in a timely manner
  • Created new recipes for the district including kale salad and spinach frittata
  • Partnered with school nutrition coordinator for county wide "best practices" for cooking, reheating and presentation of menu items while acting as a liason for testing new products and consumer surveys
  • Worked with a kindergarten class for a year on simple gardening skills and harvesting techniques while offering opportunities to try fresh grown items
01/2013 to 07/2014
Main Line Cook Northside Hospital Healthcare System City, STATE,
  • Responsible for prepping a wide variety of items for "quick fire" station with a daily changing menu (Asian, Italian, Latin). Serving over 100 customers daily
  • Responsible for serving over 75 customers daily with lean healthy protein options including apple fennel roasted pork with a squash medley.
  • Constant awareness of food allergens and diligence with handling and cross-contamination prevention
  • Safety awareness for all large kitchen equipment such as tilt skillets, kettles, mixing bowls, and meat slicers resulting in zero incidents
10/2000 to 10/2005
Specialist: Ammunition Supply Specialist United States Army City, STATE,
  • Responsible for ordering, pick-up and delivery of small arms and artillery munitions for 5 Battalions in our aviation unit
  • Assisted in range qualification operations for 200+ officers and enlisted soldiers while keeping safety the main focus
  • Developed a LDRSHIP (Loyalty, Duty, Honor, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage) mentality that essentially shaped my future thought process and leadership abilities
  • Was the only Ammunition Specialist to assist in forward operation base Orgun-E in Afghanistan; Single-handedly supporting military combat operations in a critical area during wartime
  • Received several military medals and awards for service at home and abroad including 3 Army Commendation Medals, 2 Army Achievement Medals, an Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Expected in 05/2008
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
University of Southern Mississippi - Hattiesburg, MS
Expected in
: Culinary Arts Management
The Art Institute of Atlanta - Atlanta, GA
  • Dean's List : Fall 2013, Winter 2013, Spring 2014, Summer 2014
  • Successfully mastered key Management Courses:

-Planning and Controlling Cost

-Management by Menu

-Sanitation and Safety


-Culinary Techniques & Classical Techniques

-Baking and Pastry Techniques

-Various Cuisines including: American Regional, Asian, Latin and World

-Garde Mange

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School Attended

  • University of Southern Mississippi
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta

Job Titles Held:

  • School Nutrition Assistant Manager
  • Main Line Cook
  • Specialist: Ammunition Supply Specialist


  • Bachelor of Science

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