Sous chef specializing in Fine dining cuisine. Successful 10+ years record in high-paced kitchens. Adaptable professional able to handle any challenge. Having 7+ years in fast food environments, Also 5 years in Fine dining cooking establishments. Supervisor training classes,completed de-escalation training. Serve-safe certified as well as Tips certified.
Manager coaching and training
ServSafe Manager Certified
Effective time manager
Motivational team management
Positive and professional
Food preparation techniques
Grilling and deep frying skills
Cleaning and sanitation
Kitchen equipment and tools
Portion and cost control
Cleaning and sanitizing methods
Cutting and slicing techniques
High volume production capability
Strong butchery skills
Focused and disciplined
Sous Chef/General Manager|Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel - City , STATE|05/2015 - 07/2020
Supervised all kitchen food preparation while operating in demanding, high-volume environment.
Maximized customer satisfaction and team performance through command-based structure and absolute control over staff actions.
Created diverse cuisines, including full restaurant, special events and tasting menus.
Oversaw kitchen employee scheduling, meeting all coverage needs and avoiding wasted labor.
Plated food according to restaurant artistic guidelines for attractive presentation.
Created exciting dishes to draw in clientele and increase revenues.
Assessed inventory levels every week and placed orders to replenish goods before supplies depleted.
Helped staff adhere to tough restaurant requirements through effective discipline and motivation.
Streamlined menu and cooking processes for kitchen staff, effectively shortening patron wait times and enabling establishment to serve more guests during business hours.
Performed as head chef as needed to maintain team productivity and restaurant quality.
Monitored and improved work of 7 team members producing up to 200 meals depending on the night.
Avoided cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when preparing meals for individuals with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Swing Shift Cook|Tremont On Main - City , STATE|08/2010 - 05/2011
Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
Regulated oven, broiler and roaster operations for cooking at correct temperatures.
Garnished and arranged dishes into creative presentations to delight patrons.
Sanitized workstation at end of shift to minimize salmonella and other foodborne illnesses.
Replenished food items from inventory and rotated ingredients to use oldest products first.
Mixed and weighed ingredients to match exact recipe formula.
Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
Chopped, diced and sliced vegetables and fruit ahead of busy periods, including dinner rush.
Operated ovens, fryers and mixers safely to prevent kitchen accidents and machinery malfunction.
Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
Interacted effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
Backline Cook|Arbys - City , STATE|07/2007 - 06/2009
Carefully maintained proper sanitation, health and safety standards in all work areas by applying industry best practices and company requirements.
Took orders, prepared foods and processed payments in full-service fast food establishment.
Assisted management with monthly inventory control and weekly stock ordering.
Kept customer and food preparation areas clean and well-organized for maximum efficiency.
Cleaned food preparation areas, cooking surfaces and utensils.
Followed all established restaurant practices and procedures by delivering food which met quality standards.
Took necessary steps to meet customer needs and effectively resolve food or service issues promptly.
Accurately measured ingredients required for specific food items to reduce waste.
Prepared and served beverages such as coffee, tea and fountain drinks, assuring freshness and availability.
Maintained neat, well-groomed appearance including impeccable personal hygiene, hair restraint and minimal jewelry to meet company standards.
Monitored and counted food stock and supplies to reorder on time.
Correctly received orders, processed payments and responded appropriately to guest concerns.
Safely prepared, assembled and presented food to satisfy customers and fill orders.
Operated large-volume cooking equipment such as ovens, deep-fat fryers and slicers with caution and according to manufacturer directions.
Verified orders and bagged items for easy transport.
Accepted transaction payments, making change for cash payments and processing credit cards, debit cards and gift cards.
Organized food items on serving trays and in carry-out packages.
Completed opening, closing and shift change tasks to promote store efficiency.
Packaged menu items into bags or trays and placed drink orders into carriers for easy transport.
Entered requested menu items into POS terminal, modifying with substitutions and add-ons to customize orders.
Built brand loyalty and accomplished customer satisfaction by working well with other food service team members.
Quickly and efficiently processed payments and made accurate change.
Followed all company safety standards, including food quality and sanitation procedures.
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