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

Industrious Food Preparer with 30 years of progressively responsible experience delivering first-class food and service to discerning customers. Well-versed at using multiple kitchen tools with speed and precision. People-oriented communicator and listener with seasoned success at understanding and flawlessly implementing directions and customer orders

  • Planning and execution
  • Purchasing and planning
  • Sound judgment
  • Active listening
  • Coordination
Education and Training
Kent Skills Center Grand Rapids, MI Expected in Culinary Arts : Food - GPA :
Central High School Grand Rapids, MI Expected in 06/1984 High School Diploma : - GPA :
Kent Skills Center Grand Rapids, MI Expected in 06/1984 Culinary Arts : Food Sciences And Technology - GPA :
Dean Health - Small Business Owner
Dodgeville, WI, 01/2015 - Current
  • Set pricing structures according to market analytics and emerging trends.
  • Hired 2-3 employees for day-to-day work and oversaw training procedures.
  • Leveraged social media, including Facebook, to expand market reach and facilitate sales agent recruitment.
  • Owned and managed daily operations of Groceries business, including supervising employees and providing onsite training and continuing education to staff.
  • Checked supply against demand by overseeing all merchandising decisions, replenishment and inventory management.
  • Monitored inventory levels on daily basis and placed new orders for merchandise to keep supply well-stocked.
  • Directed all day-to-day operations of Grocery store facility to provide safe and enjoyable guest experience.
  • Oversaw 2-3 staff by training and mentoring.
C&S Family Of Companies - Caterer
Pittsfield, MA, 01/1991 - Current
  • Accurately estimated amount of food to prepare for events.
  • Coordinated food service stations and venue accommodations, including setup and tear-down of furniture and equipment per customer guidelines.
  • Discussed menu options, venue locations and event budget with clients to provide accurate service, food and beverage quotes.
  • Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized.
  • Monitored and counted food stock and supplies to reorder on time.
  • Served plated dinners, buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Verified safe and appropriate food temperatures and sanitary conditions of banquet and foodservice areas.
  • Prepared dishes for catering events or during high-volume shifts.
  • Utilized kitchen equipment according to manufacturer's instructions and company safety protocols.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Maintained cleanliness and organization of kitchen stations and storage areas.
  • Developed recipes and menus to meet consumer demand and align with culinary trends.
  • Supervised kitchen staff of 2-5 individuals, delivering on-the-fly training and mentoring to improve skills.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Stocked and managed inventory items using First-In First Out (FIFO) method to use products prior to expiration and reduce food waste.
  • Created tasty dishes using popular recipes, delighting patrons and generating return business.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to maintain overall safety and establish proper food handling techniques.
  • Inspected freezers and refrigerators prior to each shift to check temperatures levels, verifying proper functionality.
  • Managed kitchen staff team of 2-5 and assigned various stages of food production.
  • Created exciting dishes at competitive prices to attract clientele and increase revenue.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.
  • Planned and prepared food product orders to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Oversaw inventory and ordered ingredients to restock freezers, fridges and pantry.
American Red Cross - Grocery Store Stocker
Statewide, CA, 05/2013 - 12/2014
  • Scanned product cases and shelves to locate expired stock, discarding spoiled and outdated items.
  • Received incoming product deliveries and relocated to storage shelves, coolers or bins.
  • Organized stockroom by keeping products in correct locations to maintain accurate inventory counts.
  • Lifted materials of varied weights on regular basis to transport items to proper warehouse locations.
  • Assisted customers by locating items and loading heavy purchases in vehicles.
  • Palletized merchandise for easy movement to sales floor locations.
  • Followed proper stock rotation procedures to minimize obsolescence and remove out of date items from sales floor.
  • Stocked and rotated products, supplies and paper goods to optimize freshness.
  • Greeted customers and retrieved requested products to drive satisfaction.
  • Restocked shelves with current merchandise in attractive displays to promote sales.
  • Blocked and faced all products on shelves and displays to meet company policies.
  • Maintained neat, safe and orderly workspace to prevent accidents and injuries.
  • Picked products from designated locations using various tools and transferred to appropriate areas for further processing.
Gordon Food Service - Warehouse Assistant
City, STATE, 08/1985 - 04/2013
  • Operated forklift and other equipment to move pallets around between warehouse locations and transport trucks.
  • Conducted timely and accurate inventory counts to maintain current supply records and facilitate smooth ordering.
  • Unloaded incoming products off trucks, sorted items in staging area and transported items to final storage locations.
  • Inspected and moved products to designated areas in warehouse.
  • Identified defective, incorrect or missing merchandise and promptly reported to supervisor.
  • Prepared inventory for shipment by attaching tags and labels and executing shipment documents to facilitate delivery to proper customers.
  • Lifted materials of varied weights on regular basis to transport items to proper warehouse locations.
  • Adhered to all local state and federal vehicular regulations while driving.
  • Consulted item numbers and storage locations to stock warehouse quickly and efficiently.
  • Protected team members from injury by properly maintaining and storing equipment, tools and supplies.

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  • Central High School
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