sous chef resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • , , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Disciplined individual committed to impeccable food preparation and presentation within fast-casual and fine-dining restaurants alike. Recognized for preparing high-quality cuisine aligned to restaurant standards and consistency requirements. ServSafe Certified

  • Hardworking and Responsible
  • Order Verification
  • Up-to-Date Auto Insurance
  • Good Driving Record
  • Professional Appearance
  • Menu Planning
  • Food Preparation
  • Cost Control and Budgeting
  • Safe Food Handling
  • Employee Scheduling
  • Line Inspections
  • Portion Control
  • Dish Preparation
  • Inventory Management
  • Ordering and Requisitions
  • Supervising Food Prep
  • Garnishing and Plating
  • Kitchen Management
  • Special Events and Catering
  • Supply Ordering
  • Sanitation and Cleaning
  • Staff Supervision and Coordination
  • Data Analysis
  • Recordkeeping and Documentation
  • Quality Control
  • BOH Operations
  • Food Prep Planning
  • Recipe Development
  • Instruction and Delegation
  • Coordinating Kitchen Staff
  • Production Scheduling
Sous Chef, 02/2021 to 02/2023
Banner HealthPhoenix, AZ,
  • Trained kitchen workers on culinary techniques.
  • Supervised kitchen food preparation in demanding, high-volume environments.
  • Performed as head chef to maintain team productivity and restaurant quality.
  • Plated food according to restaurant artistic guidelines to promote attractive presentation.
  • Assessed inventory levels and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
  • Directed staff in restaurant kitchen and field to maintain department objectives, standards, guidelines and budget.
  • Conducted frequent line checks to keep food at proper temperatures in holding zones.
  • Created diverse cuisines for full restaurant, special event, catering and tasting menus.
  • Streamlined kitchen processes to shorten wait times and serve additional guests.
  • Maintained highest food quality standards regarding food inventory procedures, food storage and rotation.
  • Assisted head chef with scheduling, training and professional development for team.
  • Conducted daily line checks, food reviews and taste tests to make improvements and correct deficiencies.
  • Worked closely with customers and internal development teams to provide on-trend concepts and menu guidance.
  • Oversaw kitchen employee scheduling to meet coverage needs and avoid wasted labor.
  • Helped staff adhere to tough restaurant requirements through practical discipline and motivation.
  • Instructed cooks and other workers in preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food
  • 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 temperature levels and verify proper functionality.
  • Supervised preparation of specialty items and customer requests to verify accuracy in production.
  • Assigned specific duties to employees to maintain productive operation of kitchen and food service.
  • Incorporated customer recommendations and feedback to experiment with new dishes.
  • Researched, developed and introduced menu concepts with creation of new recipes.
  • Managed kitchen staff team and assigned various stages of food production.
  • Considered seasonal product pricing and availability in development of promotional dishes and menu selections.
  • Implemented surface and equipment schedules and standards to maintain clean, neat and sanitized kitchen.
  • Cleaned, sanitized and maintained food storage, preparation and serving areas.
  • Reduced food costs by estimating purchasing needs and buying through approved suppliers.
  • Checked stock deliveries for safety, quality and quantity.
  • Collaborated with department staff to prepare food items in accordance with recipes and established standards.
  • Supervised cooks and kitchen staff, providing direction in preparing specialty items and ethnic cuisine.
Cook, 10/2017 to 03/2021
B&G Foods, IncParsippany, NJ,
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of dinner rush.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods from meats to potatoes.
  • Enforced proper sanitation practices to prevent spoiling or contamination of foods.
  • Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients.
  • Maintained safe operations of food prep equipment to reduce complications and retain safety procedures.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times during lunch and dinner rush.
  • Interacted with waitstaff regarding special orders for customers with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues, customer requests or substitutions for allergen concerns.
  • Prepared dishes in fast-paced environment working with teammates to maintain high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Precooked garnishes for later use to top off fresh dishes.
Food Delivery Driver, 02/2018 to 05/2019
Family Ymca Of Greater AugustaAiken, SC,
  • Picked up meals from local restaurants and dropped off at residential and business customer locations.
  • Documented time of delivery to record completion of order.
  • Delivered fresh food to customers across local area.
  • Recorded weekly hours and mileage for accurate payment.
  • Followed safety rules to keep clean driving record with no accidents or incidents.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 06/2021
Matc - Milwaukee, WI,
  • ServSafe certification food protection manager certification. Date of expiration 7/25/2027
Native/ Bilingual

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