sous chef resume example with 12+ years of experience

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

Talented kitchen leader and team motivator successful at maintaining staff focus and productivity in high-volume, fast-paced operations. Experienced with multiple types of cuisine, sourcing ingredients, controlling budgets and boosting restaurant profiles. High-performing Chef offering over 10 years of experience. Excellent communication, leadership and problem-solving skills. Talent for building streamlined, cohesive teams. Seasoned Sous Chef. Successful in high-volume kitchens. Career achievements working closely with head chefs and kitchen staff to meet high standards for taste, presentation and service.

  • Instruction and Delegation
  • Quality Control and Oversight
  • Food Preparing, Plating and Presentation
  • Standards Compliance
  • Special Events and Catering
  • Dietary Restriction
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • High-Volume Environments
  • Chef Support
  • Restaurant Operation
  • Professional Relationships
  • Organization and Prioritization
  • Menu Item Pricing
  • Dish Preparation
Youth Employment Institute Portland, OR, Expected in GED : - GPA :
Lane Community College Eugene, OR Expected in No Degree : Psychology - GPA :
  • Food handlers Training - Current
Work History
The Kitchen - Sous Chef
Chicago, IL, 12/2013 - Current
  • Handled and stored food to eliminate illness and prevent cross-contamination.
  • Monitored line processes to maintain consistency in quality, quantity and presentation.
  • Prepared meals from scratch using authentic, popular recipes to generate repeat business.
  • Checked freezer and refrigerator prior to each shift to verify correct temperatures.
  • Utilized proper cleaning techniques to sanitize counters and utensils used in preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs.
  • Oversaw grill, stove and oven and cleaned equipment after every shift.
  • Placed orders to restock items before supplies ran out.
  • Responded to dietary concerns and food allergies, creating dishes to meet customer needs and palates.
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Collaborated with other personnel to produce and modify menus and selections.
  • Modernized processes for kitchen staff to reduce guest wait times and boost daily output.
  • Operated cash register for cash, and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Worked flexible schedule and extra shifts to meet business needs.
  • Restocked and organized merchandise in front lanes.
  • Stepped into additional roles during busy times to boost coverage of important stations.
  • Assisted with kitchen prep work to help operations run smoothly and meet customer needs.
  • Disinfected counters and wiped down food prep surfaces to prevent illness and cross-contamination from raw meats.
  • Boosted team efficiency by keeping kitchen areas organized, clean and properly sanitized.
Manor Lake Hiram - Dietary Aide
Hiram, GA, 08/2010 - 09/2011
  • Served meals to residents in accordance with established schedules and dietary procedures.
  • Washed plates, cups, serving and eating utensils and kitchen equipment in commercial dishwasher.
  • Maintained strict levels of cleanliness for tables, floors and prep areas.
  • Cleared tables and removed dishes, trays and utensils from dining room to dishwashing area.
  • Built strong relationships with patients to deliver emotional support and companionship.
  • Engaged patients in meaningful conversation, socialization and activity while providing meal assistance.
  • Put together and maintained salad bar.
  • Operated cash register for cash, and credit card transactions with excellent accuracy levels.
  • Efficiently loaded and unloaded dishwashers, cleaning by hand large pots or cookware items used often by kitchen staff.
  • Worked with chemicals such as detergent, rinse agents and sanitizers to protect customer health.
  • Stepped into additional roles during busy times to boost coverage of important stations.
Primrose School - Daycare Cook
La Vista, NE, 01/2008 - 05/2009
  • Maintained food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Measured, weighed and mixed appropriate ingredients according to recipe directions.
  • Restocked inventory and ingredient items to maintain optimal kitchen efficiency.
  • Managed opening and closing shift kitchen tasks.
  • Carried out day-day-day duties accurately and efficiently.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
Cavender's - Assistant Manager
Texarkana, TX, 06/2004 - 06/2006
  • Monitored cash intake and deposit records, increasing accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Helped with planning schedules and delegating assignments to meet coverage and service demands.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Completed regular inventory counts to verify stock levels, address discrepancies and forecast future needs.
  • Generated repeat business through exceptional customer service and responded to customer concerns with friendly and knowledgeable service.
  • Developed loyal and highly satisfied customer base through proactive management of team customer service strategies.
  • Set and enforced policies focused on increasing team productivity and strengthening operational efficiency.
  • Strengthened merchandising and promotional strategies to drive customer engagement and boost sales.
  • Verified inventory counts remained within monthly tolerance levels and compiled financial data in compliance with budget.
  • Assisted in organizing and overseeing assignments, planning and coordinating in-house and outsourced resources.
  • Increased sales by driving operational efficiencies and building excellent customer rapport.
  • Created organization systems for inventory control, merchandising, financial reports and schedules, dramatically increasing operational efficiency.

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School Attended

  • Youth Employment Institute
  • Lane Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Sous Chef
  • Dietary Aide
  • Daycare Cook
  • Assistant Manager


  • GED
  • No Degree

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