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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Motivated to apply myself and all of my abilities to enhance any operations. Eager to learn new skills and advance knowledge with hands-on experience. An enthusiastic individual with superior skills in working in both team-based and independent capacities. Bringing strong work ethic and excellent organizational skills to any setting. Excited to begin new challenge with successful team.

Skills
  • Cleanliness
  • Cooking experience
  • Cooking procedures
  • Experience working assembly line
  • Cooking time understanding
  • Online training
  • Complying with regulatory guidelines
  • Production deadline management
  • Kitchen cleanliness and organization
  • Cooking equipment setup
  • Menu knowledge
  • Effective sales techniques
  • Food safety understanding
  • Food inspection
  • Point of Sale (POS) system operations
  • Relationship management
  • Liquor, wine and food service
  • Dining customer service
  • Prompt table clearance
  • High-volume dining
  • Buffet setup and takedown
  • Safe food handling
  • Price memorization
  • Table setting arrangements
  • Dish preparation
  • Effective customer upselling
  • Menu memorization
  • Check payment processing
  • Conflict and dispute resolution
Experience
01/2015 to Current Specialty Line Cook Omni Hotels | Charlottesville, VA,
  • Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including food prep and a maintaining a clean and sanitized work space.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and management to find workable solutions.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Earned reputation for good attendance and hard work.
  • Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
01/2015 to Current Food Waiter Blue Chip Casino | City, STATE,
  • Partnered with team members to efficiently serve food and beverages.
  • Restocked nonperishables and other items, including condiments and napkins from inventory to keep pantry well-supplied.
  • Arranged each place setting attractively, using clean, chip-free plates and utensils.
  • Satisfied customers by keeping drinks topped off and anticipating needs such as condiments and extra napkins.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks.
  • Greeted customers, assisted with questions and recommended daily specials, wine and desserts to guide patrons toward more profitable items.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Managed closing duties, including restocking items and reconciling cash drawer.
  • Assisted individuals in selecting meal options, including entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for those with food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Educated guests on daily specials and menu offerings such as appetizers, entrees and desserts.
  • Checked patrons' identification to monitor minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages.
  • Maximized beverage sales by suggesting appropriate food and drink pairings to suit unique customer preferences.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Stocked server areas with supplies before, during and after shifts to boost performance of serving staff.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Served plated dinners, buffet-style dinners and passed hors d'oeuvres for parties.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Confirmed customers' ages for alcohol service and discontinued service to intoxicated guests.
  • Calculated charges, issued table checks and collected payments from customers.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Communicated with kitchen staff frequently to stay up-to-date on supply availability and potential customer wait times.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Maintained accuracy while handling payments, giving change and printing receipts to customers.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Increased sales of key menu items through effective upselling.
07/2012 to 12/2014 Line Cook 2 Four Winds Casinos | City, STATE,
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Followed proper food handling methods and maintained correct temperature of food products resulting in consistently high scores on health inspections.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Operated fryers and grills according to instructions to maintain safety and food quality.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Conducted daily inspections and maintained food sanitation and kitchen equipment safety reports.
  • Set up and performed initial prep work for food items such as soups, sauces and salads.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Interacted effectively with wait staff regarding special orders for customers, including those with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
06/2011 to 07/2012 2nd Assistant Manager KFC | City, STATE,
  • Coordinated general maintenance and repairs to keep facilities operational and attractive.
  • Oversaw daily operations, maintenance and administration of various properties.
  • Maintained thorough, accurate and compliant records for internal and regulatory audits.
  • Directed and led employees, supervising activities to drive productivity and efficiency.
  • Enforced company policies and procedures to strengthen operational standards across departments.
  • Implemented training processes for newly hired employees and supervised department managers, shift leads and production personnel.
  • Planned and prepared workflow schedules, delegating tasks for [Number]-member team.
  • Organized schedules, workflows and shift coverage to meet expected business demands.
  • Maintained inventory accuracy by counting stock-on-hand and reconciling discrepancies.
  • Evaluated employee performance and developed improvement plans.
  • Cultivated customer loyalty by training team members in industry-leading service standards.
  • Completed inventory audits to identify losses and project future demands.
  • Delegated daily tasks to team members to optimize team productivity.
  • Secured revenue, accurately monitoring transactions and deposits to eliminate discrepancies.
  • Managed personnel scheduling, facilitating adequate coverage to meet demand.
  • Collaborated with store manager to develop strategies for achieving sales and profit goals.
  • Implemented business strategies to maximize tenant satisfaction and reduce vacancies.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/2003 to to High School Diploma | Benton Harbor High School, Benton Harbor, MI GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Benton Harbor High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Specialty Line Cook
  • Food Waiter
  • Line Cook 2
  • 2nd Assistant Manager

Degrees

  • High School Diploma

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