server cook resume example with 20 years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

I am an individual with a multitude of different skills that can be implemented in various fields of occupation.

I have extensive knowledge in both the food and customer service industries, as well as manual labor positions.

I am timely, honest and a very quick learner. I am in fact eager to learn new skills to expand my abilities.

I am a team player and flourish in both team and independent work environments- I am a self starter but also not afraid to ask for or receive direction from others.

Beyond this, I am simply a hard worker with good ethic and problem solving skills.


Master Painting:

  • Project organization
  • Staff supervision
  • Equipment preparation
  • Purchasing, planning and execution

Food Industry:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication skills
  • Efficient multitasking
  • Quick-learning
Wayne State University Detroit, MI, Expected in Bachelor of Arts : History/ African American Studies - GPA :

*I have 20 more credits to complete before fulfilling this degree

Work History
Market Of Choice - Server/Cook
Coburg, OR, 01/2007 - 12/2010


  • Worked with POS system to place orders, manage bills and handle complimentary items for dissatisfied customers.
  • Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.
  • Bussed and reset tables per shift, working efficiently to keep dining room and work areas clean.
  • Trained incoming staff on restaurant's practices, culture and procedures to maximize job satisfaction and productivity.


  • Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations when opening and closing kitchen.
  • Prepared both various and identical dishes numerous times daily with consistent care, attention to detail and quality.
Baldor Food - Central Kitchen Cook
Jessup, MD, 01/2007 - 12/2010
  • Planned and organized food preparation.
  • Recorded, monitored, and maintained optimal and required food temperatures through kitchen, restaurant, and storage areas.
  • Utilized culinary and cutlery tools to prepare various foods for cooking or cold dish presentations.
  • Cleaned and sanitized all work surfaces between preparation of various foods, avoiding cross-contamination while maintaining food safety guidelines.
  • Prepared cooking supplies, ingredients and workstations when opening and closing kitchen.
  • Lifted and carried materials weighing up to 75 pounds.
Hyatt Hotels Corp. - Food Processor
Morristown, NJ, 03/2019 - 01/2020
  • Built and packed boxes for shipment
  • Checked products for grade, color and size.
  • Removed products from line that did not meet quality standards.
  • Adhered to strict food safety and health practices to prevent such illnesses as E.coli and listeria from contaminating products.
  • Kept work areas clean, neat and organized to promote safety, productivity and team success.
  • Unloaded completed batches from machinery, packaged for shipment and transported with equipment such as forklifts and hand trucks.
Self Employed - Master Painter
City, STATE, 05/2001 - Current
  • Created and maintained a deep client base.
  • Maintained equipment functionality with daily inspections and to maintain consistency and efficiency .
  • Set up individual consultations with potential clients to review possible paint schemes for homes and businesses.
  • Custom mixed colors.
  • Improved quality processes for increased efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Worked with customers to understand requirements and provide exceptional service.

Honor Roll Student

Phi Theta Kappa

Ameuter Photographer

Additional Information

For the last 18 years, I have worked as an independent house painter while also integrating my love for food and cooking into my life by working as a server and cook in both Michigan and Montana. I love the team atmosphere in kitchens but also find working independently as a painter to be very empowering. I have learned many skills in both areas of work, and have grown as both an employee and person as a result of my extensive experience in these two vastly different areas of work.( I also worked to achieve a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences during these years of employment. With respect to transparency, I am 20 credits shy of graduating with this degree.)
Working in this way has allowed me to learn exceptional communication skills with both clients and co-workers; It has taught me self discipline, time management and problem solving skills, as well the importance of organization and transparent communication.
I consider myself to be a very reliable person who believes a sense of integrity, ethic and ownership in ones work contributes to a healthy, safe and successful work space and experience. I strongly believe in community inclusion and teamwork, sustainability (both within and outside of the workplace) and enjoy providing my skills to achieve these goals.
Outside of any experience I may have, I am always open and willing to learning new skills and I take direction very well.

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School Attended

  • Wayne State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Server/Cook
  • Central Kitchen Cook
  • Food Processor
  • Master Painter


  • Bachelor of Arts

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