senior cook resume example with 6+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Hardworking Chef skilled at meeting needs of diverse customers while keeping calm and maintaining professionalism. History of working on feet for long periods of time and training incoming staff. Solid background in food service field, with 7 years of experience.

  • Quality inspection professional
  • Food assembly
  • Chef assistance
  • Plating and presentation
  • Kitchen equipment expertise
  • Ingredient preparation
  • Kitchen station organization
  • Inventory monitoring
  • Cooking procedures
  • Menu item familiarity
  • Flexible schedule
  • Excellent cook
  • Professional demeanor
  • Problem solving
  • Nutritional knowledge
  • Strong team member
  • Manual dexterity
  • Accurate cash handling
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Meat preparation
02/2021 to Current Senior Cook Lutheran Social Service Of Minnesota | Austin, MN,
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Completed workstation set up and break down, properly disposing of leftover food.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Stood in for other members of kitchen staff.
  • Trained new chefs on menu items and kitchen procedures.
  • Discussed safe operations of kitchen equipment, regulating temperatures and cooking times.
  • Monitored culinary standards and operational guidelines, including kitchen areas, food preparation and facility conditions.
07/2019 to 02/2020 Line Cook Sunrise Senior Living | West Bloomfield, MI,
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
02/2016 to 06/2019 Catering Associate Houston Medical Center | Warner Robins, GA,
  • Maximized customer satisfaction by quickly addressing and resolving complaints with food or service
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of kitchen stations and storage areas
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized for maximum efficiency
  • Washed and sanitized dishes after every use to protect customers
  • Adhered to company quality constraints and industry best practices to ensure guest satisfaction
  • Prepared dishes for catering events or during high-volume shifts
  • Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks to promote store efficiency
  • Utilized kitchen equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and company safety protocols
  • Worked with food service team members to handle every customer need and build brand loyalty
  • Monitored and counted food stock and supplies to reorder on time
  • Performed prep work such as washing, peeling, cutting and seeding fruits and vegetables
  • Utilized approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control
  • Stored food in designated areas following wrapping, dating, food safety and rotation procedures
10/2014 to 04/2016 Sandwich Artist Gpm Investments | Amherst, VA,
  • Checked specifications to accurately weigh and mix ingredients
  • Trained new employees on proper use of all store equipment to prevent accidents
  • Stored food in designated containers and proper storage locations to prevent spoilage, cross-contamination and illnesses
  • Organized food preparation stations and replenished supplies to maximize efficiency
  • Maximized time by restocking counter supplies and condiment stations, cleaning windows and emptying trash cans during slow periods
  • Maintained clean, well-organized and properly sanitized front counter area to greet customers
  • Prepared food items such as deli and hot sandwiches to meet customer specifications
  • Discussed menu options with customers and offered proactive suggestions to meet individual needs and drive sales
  • Delivered superior customer service focused on quality and meeting customer needs quickly and efficiently
  • Monitored dining area and quickly cleaned up spills, reset tables and removed trash to keep area presentable and ready for use
  • Completed efficient store opening and closing procedures each day to maintain preparedness for all customer needs
  • Assisted customers, including answering questions and preparing orders
  • Trained sandwich artists to apply attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Maintained high standards of customer service during high-volume work shifts and fast-paced operations
  • Worked with food service team members to handle every customer need and build brand loyalty
  • Verified orders and bagged items for easy transport
  • Used POS system and cash register to receive payments by cash, check, credit card and voucher
Education and Training
Expected in 2016 to to Associate of Applied Science | Culinary Arts Bradford School, Columbus, OH GPA:
  • SafeServ certification: Food Handling
  • Food handlers card

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School Attended

  • Bradford School

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Cook
  • Line Cook
  • Catering Associate
  • Sandwich Artist


  • Associate of Applied Science

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