sous chef resume example with 9+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -

Proficient Sous Chef highly effective at operating in fast-paced, demanding environments. Adaptable professional able to handle any challenge. 5-year background in the industry. Quality-driven Sous Chef maintains complete understanding of all operations of kitchen, equipment and sanitation. Demonstrates organizational skills, budgeting experience and full knowledge of financial reports. Hires, trains and manages staff to provide employees with adequate guidance and resources to accomplish established objectives.

  • Motivational team management
  • Dish preparation
  • High-quality ingredients
  • Compliance
  • Foodservice
  • Time management
  • Positive and professional
  • Equipment usage
  • Vendor relationships
  • Recipe creation
  • Portion and cost control
  • Menu development
  • Team training
  • Meal preparation
  • Cleaning and sanitizing methods
  • Grilling and deep frying skills
  • Food preparation techniques
  • Kitchen equipment and tools
  • Pantry restocking
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Food and beverage pairing
  • Inventory management
04/2015 to Current
Sous Chef Pyramid Hotel Group Cranberry, PA,
  • Maximized customer satisfaction and team operations by executing command-based structure and staff performance oversight.
  • Plated food according to restaurant artistic guidelines to promote attractive presentation.
  • Oversaw kitchen employee scheduling to meet all coverage needs and avoid wasted labor.
  • Built strong vendor relationships to bring in top ingredients at optimal prices.
  • Supervised all kitchen food preparation in demanding, high-volume environment.
  • Directed staff in restaurant kitchen and field to maintain department objectives, standards, guidelines and budget.
  • Created diverse cuisines for full restaurant, special event, catering and tasting menus.
  • Adjusted seasonal plans to source local ingredients and align special dishes with area events.
  • Devised creative food and wine pairings to drive successful cross-marketing strategy.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Streamlined kitchen processes to shorten wait times and serve additional guests per hour.
  • Helped staff adhere to tough restaurant requirements through effective discipline and motivation.
  • Created exciting dishes at competitive prices to attract clientele and increase revenue.
  • Washed utensils, plates and chopping boards between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.
  • Performed as head chef as needed to maintain team productivity and restaurant quality.
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques to increase productivity and boost workflow.
02/2016 to 12/2016
Bartender The Boar's Head Charlottesville, VA,
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Checked identification of customers to verify age requirements needed to purchase alcohol.
  • Advertised, marketed and recommended drink options to guests to increase guest satisfaction.
  • Kept close track of bar tabs and transferred open tabs to dining area seamlessly, smoothing process for wait staff.
  • Restocked beer and liquor on regular schedule and after special events to prepare for forecasted needs.
  • Planned and updated menus to capitalize on changing trends in customer preferences.
  • Created list of signature beverage items to increase overall revenue and patron loyalty.
  • Promoted customer safety by maintaining current list of available ride services for inebriated customers.
  • Upsold customers from shelf to premium brands to help boost sales.
  • Engaged in small talk with patrons to build rapport and earn repeat business.
  • Made product recommendations to customers based on preference, food pairings and special promotions.
  • Stayed up-to-date on latest in mixology trends, bar equipment and sanitation standards.
03/2013 to 01/2014
Mover Servicemaster Of Seattle Snohomish, WA,
  • Palletized boxes for easy movement and shipment.
  • Protected items by wrapping in cling film, padded moving blankets and tape.
  • Protected furniture by disassembling easily damaged parts, detaching headboards from bed frames and securing loose or unstable components.
  • Sorted cargo for accurate shipment to target locations, preventing unnecessary delays and promoting productivity.
  • Braced, padded and supported shipments to prevent shifting and damage.
  • Followed customer instructions about placement of items and special considerations for handling.
  • Protected company inventory with well-organized and secure storage areas.
  • Loaded completed orders on pallets according to delivery numbers.
  • Transported furniture and boxes using hand truck.
02/2010 to 01/2013
Apprentice Painter Redfin Charleston, SC,
  • Handled and disposed of hazardous waste carefully to minimize harm to personnel or environmental habitats.
  • Sanded and sealed completed finishes according to precise specifications.
  • Prepared surfaces by removing imperfections, applying rust-resistant undercoats and sealing seams.
  • Used chemicals, including solvents to clean equipment after paint applications.
Education and Training
Expected in 2009 to to
Leilehua High School - Wahiawa, HI
Expected in to to
Leeward Community College - Pearl City, HI
Expected in to to
Windward Community College - Kaneohe, HI

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School Attended

  • Leilehua High School
  • Leeward Community College
  • Windward Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Sous Chef
  • Bartender
  • Mover
  • Apprentice Painter


  • GED
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • Some College (No Degree)

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