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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Focused [Job Title] with expertise preparing meals for customers in busy establishments. Versatile professional with experience in food safety, supply management and plating. Courteous and bilingual with excellent multitasking and presentation skills.

Punctual [Job Title] experienced in following menus and recipes to prepare foods. Skillful in setting up and cleaning equipment for daily food preparation and receiving, stocking and ordering ingredients and kitchen supplies. Excellent multitasker recognized for supporting successful kitchen operations.

Disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants alike. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements. Certified in [Area of certification].

Experienced [Job Title] with solid background in food service and history tackling various tasks to support team. Knowledgeable about safe food handling and order taking with high standards for organization and cleanliness.

Energetic [Job Title] bringing [Number] year background in service industry. Talent in fostering repeat business through advanced interpersonal skills. Recognized for physical coordination and strong memory.

Efficient Waiter with extensive knowledge of [Area of expertise] service and [Type] establishments. Successful at upselling specials and beverages with proven history of handling over [Number] tables at once. Effective collaborator and multitasker.

Highly skilled [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience supporting restaurant operations. Maintained communication while working closely with servers, hosts and managers to accomplish [Task], [Task] and [Task]. Expert at providing exceptional customer service by quickly and energetically completing special requests.

Dedicated [Job Title] bringing [Number] years of experience in restaurant environments. Team player skilled at communicating and translating customer requests. Deep understanding of OSHA and other compliance measures.

Structured [Job Title] with [Number] years of experience producing [Type] cuisines. Specialized approach to cultivating unique items and presenting meals in appealing manner. Diligently maintains kitchen safety expectations.

Skilled [Job Title] offering expertise in order taking, money handling and product promotion. Greets guests with genuine smile, builds rapport and promotes enjoyable dining experience. Maintains thorough knowledge of menu to make recommendations.

Customer-oriented [Job Title] with [Number] years of success creating memorable dining experiences for patrons. Talented at cheerfully recommending selections, taking orders and fulfilling requests exactly as asked. Enhanced customer satisfaction [Number]% by maintaining upbeat attitude, quickly attending to guests and [Action].

Driven Prep Cook skilled in [Skill] and [Skill]. Brings [Number] years of service within the fast-food industry. Specializes in [Type] food.

High-energy [Job Title] skilled at welcoming guests, maintaining entrances and balancing server loads to optimize operations. Collaborative, hardworking and efficient at prioritizing and handling simultaneous tasks to promote positive dining experiences.

Skills
  • Effective customer upselling
  • Dining customer service
  • Food safety understanding
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Price memorization
  • Wine pairings
  • Food inspection
  • Liquor, wine and food service
  • Check payment processing
  • Table setting arrangements
  • Table Bussing
  • High-volume dining
  • Menu memorization
  • Dish preparation
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Special dietary requirements
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Food handlers card
  • Dining crew workflow optimization
  • Sales Techniques
  • Menu knowledge
  • Safe food handling
  • Service prioritization
  • Quality control
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Strong butchery skills
  • High volume production capability
  • Seating assignment preparation
  • ServSafe certified
  • Food presentation
  • Fine Dining
Experience
02/2019 to 09/2019 Server, Cook Pineapple Hospitality | Chicago, IL,
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and anticipating condiments, napkins and other needs.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and garnishes to assist kitchen staff.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Provided exceptional service to high volume of daily customers.
  • Coordinated average of [Number] to [Number] daily food orders, organizing timely deliveries to each table.
  • Made recommendations to [Job title] regarding future food and equipment purchases to maintain product effectiveness.
04/2018 to 01/2019 Wok Cook, Drama, Prep, Trainer PF Changs Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Trained newly hired top talent to fill key positions and maximize productivity.
  • Developed delicious wok-centered dishes, which incorporated meat, seafood, vegetables and dumplings.
  • Crafted high-quality and aesthetically-pleasing meals of freshest ingredients available.
  • Tested trainees on materials to determine levels of understanding and areas requiring further instruction.
  • Developed and coordinated trainings to help individuals learn company policies and procedures and job tasks.
  • Set up kitchen for dinner rush by cutting meat and chopping vegetables.
  • Identified areas of concern uncovered during training sessions and suggested methods to reduce risk.
  • Reduced process gaps by training new hires on best practices and protocols.
  • Completed frequent assessments of training materials, structure and success rates to enhance program.
  • Elevated team member performance while cultivating customer relationships to drive sales.
  • Documented participant attendance, engagement and progress.
  • Sanitized all food preparation areas with company-approved cleaning products.
  • Reduced burns and cooking incidents [Number]% by remaining alert when using wok with hot oil.
  • Produced training materials to engage and educate individuals.
  • Ordered materials and supplies to use in sessions and kept costs under training budget.
  • Worked quickly to stay ahead of demanding customer loads during rush periods without sacrificing quality.
  • Followed recipes closely to prepare delicious meals in line with restaurants' reputation.
  • Used slower times to clean kitchen surfaces and equipment and restock supplies.
  • Customized orders to account for customers' unique preferences and dietary requirements.
  • Controlled risk of food-borne infection by consistently following sanitary requirements.
  • Kept costs low by minimizing spoilage with proper stock rotation and storage.
  • Planned and implemented strategies to increase funding through various approaches.
  • Improved training to reduce knowledge gaps and eliminate performance roadblocks.
  • Cultivated and maintained positive relationships with employees and freelance personnel.
  • Recruited, hired and trained employees on operations and performance expectations.
  • Liaised with stakeholders to address issues and implement solutions.
  • Recruited, trained and managed volunteers.
  • Built strong community referral network.
03/2016 to 04/2018 Line Cook, Prep Cook, Trainer, Host Applebee's | City, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Organized and labeled stock of ingredients to maintain needed inventory levels.
  • Adhered to all regulatory standards regarding safe and sanitary food prep.
  • Prepped vegetables and ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Trained newly hired top talent to fill key positions and maximize productivity.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for different meals and recipes.
  • Helped train and develop new talent.
  • Tested trainees on materials to determine levels of understanding and areas requiring further instruction.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Dressed, seasoned and garnished appetizers and salads to prepare for food service.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Developed and coordinated trainings to help individuals learn company policies and procedures and job tasks.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Operated grills and steamers to prepare vegetables, potatoes, rice and meats.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Created nutritious, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Assisted with dining room tasks by removing soiled dishes during meal service and returning to kitchen for washing.
  • Identified areas of concern uncovered during training sessions and suggested methods to reduce risk.
  • Reduced process gaps by training new hires on best practices and protocols.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Sliced meats to prepare for cooking and assembly of menu items such as [Type] and [Type].
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Completed frequent assessments of training materials, structure and success rates to enhance program.
  • Elevated team member performance while cultivating customer relationships to drive sales.
  • Documented participant attendance, engagement and progress.
  • Marinated and pre-cooked [Type] and [Type] meats for appetizers and entrees to prepare for meal service.
  • Identified and solved complex problems related to employee training, management and business direction.
  • Completed more than [Number] orders each shift with focus on quality and efficiency.
  • Mentored and trained staff by teaching cooking skills and kitchen maintenance, improving overall quality and performance.
  • Contributed to [Number]% satisfaction rating as shown on [Type] social media app.
  • Developed process to accurately track food costs more efficiently, saving in food waste.
  • Supervised cooks and kitchen staff, providing direction in preparing specialty items and ethnic cuisine.
10/2017 to 02/2018 Line Cook Red Lobster | City, STATE,
  • 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.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct food temperature for high scores on health inspections.
  • Restocked food items throughout shift to prepare necessary ingredients for cooking and timely service.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Assisted in preparation of menu items ranging from burgers to sandwiches.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • 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.
  • Marinated food items according to corporate-provided instructions and recipes.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Cooked multiple orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Mentored and trained staff by teaching cooking skills and kitchen maintenance, improving overall quality and performance.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2010 GED | Conestoga Valley Senior High School, Lancaster, PA GPA:

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School Attended
  • Conestoga Valley Senior High School
Job Titles Held:
  • Server, Cook
  • Wok Cook, Drama, Prep, Trainer
  • Line Cook, Prep Cook, Trainer, Host
  • Line Cook
Degrees
  • GED

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