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Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Talented kitchen leader and team motivator successful at maintaining staff focus, efficiency and productivity in high-volume, fast-paced operations. Experienced with Mexican and American cuisine, sourcing ingredients, controlling budgets and boosting restaurant profiles.

Skills
  • Recipes and menu planning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Workflow Optimization
  • Stocking and Replenishing
  • Food Preparation and Safety
  • Schedule Management
Work History
Sous Chef, 09/2015 - 03/2020
Celebration Hotel Ltd Charleston, SC,
  • Prevented cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when cooking and plating meals for food allergy sufferers.
  • Collaborated with vendors to source desired recipe ingredients while maintaining tight cost controls.
  • Planned and directed high-volume food preparation in fast-paced environment.
  • Established and updated staff schedules and assignments to optimize coverage of peak times.
  • Supervised and enhanced work of thirteen-person team producing more than 700 plates per day.
  • Disciplined and dedicated to meeting high-quality standards.
  • Kept labor at or below 12% to support business profit targets.
  • Evaluated inventory levels on weekly basis and placed orders to restock all kitchenitems before supplies ran out.
Assistant Manager, 01/2012 - 06/2014
Chef Point Restaurant & Bar Watauga, TX,
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Supported staff development and goal attainment by focusing on skill development and job satisfaction.
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Managed opening and closing procedures and recommended changes to enhance efficiency of daily activities.
  • Managed inventory control processes to restore back stock, control costs and maintain sales floor levels to meet customer needs.
  • Set and enforced policies focused on increasing team productivity and strengthening operational efficiency.
  • Assessed job applications and made hiring recommendations to bring in top candidates for key vacancies.
  • Monitored cash intake and deposit records, increasing accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Coached team on effective upselling and cross-selling methods.
  • Handled customer service by dealing with complaints, organizing stock and answering customer questions.
  • Maintained positive customer relationships by responding quickly to customer service inquiries.
  • Completed weekly inventory counts to verify stock levels, address discrepancies and forecast future needs.
  • Onboarded new employees, including training, mentoring and new hire documentation.
  • Provided weekly work schedules to employees to accommodate business demands and vacation requests.
Assistant Manager, 07/2010 - 01/2012
Chef Point Restaurant & Bar Colleyville, TX,
  • Trained team members in successful strategies to meet operational and sales targets.
  • Supported staff development and goal attainment by focusing on skill development and job satisfaction.
  • Established and optimized schedules to keep coverage and service in line with forecasted demands.
  • Offered hands-on assistance to customers, assessing needs and maintaining current knowledge of consumer preferences.
  • Managed opening and closing procedures and recommended changes to enhance efficiency of daily activities.
  • Managed inventory control processes to restore back stock, control costs and maintain sales floor levels to meet customer needs.
  • Set and enforced policies focused on increasing team productivity and strengthening operational efficiency.
  • Assessed job applications and made hiring recommendations to bring in top candidates for key vacancies.
  • Monitored cash intake and deposit records, increasing accuracy and reducing discrepancies.
  • Coached team on effective upselling and cross-selling methods.
  • Handled customer service by dealing with complaints, organizing stock and answering customer questions.
  • Maintained positive customer relationships by responding quickly to customer service inquiries.
  • Completed weekly inventory counts to verify stock levels, address discrepancies and forecast future needs.
  • Onboarded new employees, including training, mentoring and new hire documentation.
  • Provided weekly work schedules to employees to accommodate business demands and vacation requests.
Assistant Manager, 07/2002 - 08/2009
Columbia Country Club Chevy Chase, MD,
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies by creating employee schedules, managing payroll, controlling inventory, organizing appointments and executing opening/closing procedures.
  • Delivered in-depth training to workers in food preparation and customer-facing roles to promote strong team performance.
  • Trained workers in every position, including food preparation, money handling and cleaning roles.
  • Coordinated preparation of customer meals and monitored food handling for safety purposes.
  • Inspected kitchens to observe food preparation quality and service, food appearance and cleanliness of production and service areas.
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
  • Provided informal coaching and support during any given day and assisted and supported store associates in all aspects of sales and customer service.
Education
Associate of Science: Business Administration, Expected in 1998
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Boston University - ,
GPA:
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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Boston University

Job Titles Held:

  • Sous Chef
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Manager

Degrees

  • Associate of Science

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