vocational food service coordinator resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,

Diligent [Job Title] offering over [Number] years of food handling experience combined with focus on quality service. Background managing ingredient preparation and kitchen organization. Dedicated to building loyal customer base by providing exceptional, consistent service. Proficient Food Service Worker offering [Number] years of experience and understanding of hospital operations. Enthusiastic about supporting patient care with nutritious food. Reliable Food Service Worker bringing [Number] years of experience in food preparation and customer service. Took orders and made food quickly. Knowledgeable and experienced in food handling procedures. Dedicated food service manager with [Number] years of experience overseeing staff and operations for [Industry]. Versatile leader with skills in [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill]. Quick-thinker with logical solutions to wide variety of issues in food service. Capable [Job Title] offering over [Number] years of experience in foodservice and team management. Expert at maintaining cost controls and determining optimal coverage to meet business needs without sacrificing quality. Talented at building relationships with community members, clients and staff. Hardworking and reliable [Job Title] with strong ability in [Task] and [Task]. Offering [Skill], [Skill] and [Skill]. Highly organized, proactive and punctual with team-oriented mentality.

  • Plating and presentation

Food assembly

  • Quality control
  • Hospital standards
  • Cooking procedures
  • Patient relations
  • Safe food handling
  • Training
  • Sanitation
  • Purchasing
  • Diverse beverage knowledge
  • Portioning understanding
  • Teambuilding
  • People skills
  • Communication
  • Coordination
11/2018 to 02/2021 Vocational Food Service Coordinator Aimbridge Hospitality | Burlington, VT,
  • Supervised staff preparing and serving [Number] meals per day.
  • Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
  • Trained all front of house staff on restaurant policies and procedures, guest service techniques and communication skills to ensure positive experience.
  • Performed restaurant walk-throughs to gauge timeliness and excellent service quality.
  • Minimized loss and misuse of equipment through proper restaurant supervision and staff training.
06/2016 to 11/2018 Caregiver Yale-New Haven Health | East Haven, CT,
  • Monitored vital signs and medication use, documenting variances and concerning responses.
  • Assisted with meal planning to meet nutritional plans.
  • Helped clients with personal needs from exercise to bathing and personal grooming.
  • Delivered high-quality, geriatric care to private client.
  • Laundered clothing and bedding and changed linens to prevent spread of infection.
  • Engaged client in physical and mental activities to sustain quality of life.
  • Observed patients for changes in physical, emotional, mental or behavioral condition and injuries.
  • Took and recorded patient temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure to monitor health statistics.
  • Worked with supervisory medical staff to review cases and improve care.
  • Performed light housekeeping duties such as, making beds, sweeping floors and sanitizing surfaces.
  • Drove clients to shop for groceries, attend doctor appointments and run errands.
  • Created safe and positive living situation for clients by communicating with the family and other staff about any concerns or challenges.
  • Maintained clean and well-organized environment for client happiness and safety.
09/2001 to 05/2016 PCA Omni Hotels | Richmond, VA,
  • Planned and prepared meals meeting patients' nutritional requirements.
  • Supported treatment goals by helping clients with prescribed medication, exercises and ambulations.
  • Assisted nursing staff with diverse care needs of [Type] patients.
  • Transported patients between facility rooms and helped move individuals between mobile equipment and beds.
  • Completed frequent cleaning and sanitizing to maintain healthy environment for patients.
  • Monitored, measured and documented patients' vital signs in [System].
  • Responded to patient emergencies and physically stressful situations to restore calm or administer treatments.
  • Helped patients' feel independent and dignified by assisting with activities of daily living (ADLs).
  • Coordinated patient care needs with healthcare team and delivered compassionate assistance with activities of daily living.
  • Supported nurses in daily patient care activities by taking vital signs, documenting patient observations, [Action] and [Action].
  • Assisted with patient admission, discharge and transfer to maximize facility efficiency.
  • Monitored and charted fluid intake and output to stay current on patient conditions.
  • Promoted patient satisfaction by assisting with daily living needs such as bathing, dressing, toileting and exercising.
  • Responded promptly to patient call lights to provide physical and emotional support.
  • Provided excellent customer service by effectively communicating with patients, families, staff and staff in other hospital departments.
  • Kept unit well-stocked and efficient with necessary medical supplies.
  • Safely transported patients to other areas of hospital in wheelchairs and gurneys for tests, treatments and therapies.
  • Kept instruments and equipment clean and effectively sanitized.
  • Responded to patient alarms and needs-assessment requests to identify course of treatment.
  • Documented patient intake and dietary requirements and aided with feeding and monitoring.
  • Responded to bell or light signal calls within maximum of [Number] minutes to assist patients with needs
  • Obtained patient vital signs and reported results to staff nurse or physician to note changes from prior measurements.
  • Improved patient care, safety and compliance by partnering with nurses.
  • Used hospital devices, including [Type] and [Type] devices to transport and lift patients.
  • Assisted elderly patients with essential ambulatory care for transport to and from facility.
02/1998 to 09/2001 Server Dennys Restaurant | City, STATE,
  • Satisfied customers by topping off drinks and anticipating condiments, napkins and other needs.
  • Operated POS terminals to input orders, split bills and calculate totals.
  • Provided exceptional service to [Number] customers per day at [Type] establishment.
  • Assisted customers in selecting appetizers, entrees and desserts and recommended alternative items for food allergies and gluten intolerances.
  • Arranged place settings with fresh tablecloths, tableware and flowers to create appealing tables.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Enforced minimum age requirements for consumption of alcoholic beverages by checking identification.
  • Collaborated with host, bus person and cook to serve up food and beverage options.
  • Restocked nonperishable food items, condiments and napkins to keep pantry well-supplied.
  • Upsold customers and optimized table-turns to outperform average sales by [Number]%.
  • Greeted customers, answered questions and recommended specials, wine and desserts to increase profits.
  • Promoted desserts, appetizers and specialty drinks to optimize sales.
  • Met or exceeded sales targets on consistent basis with proactive promotional strategies and dessert mentions.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
  • Presented patrons with menus and specials promptly after seating, following up to address questions before taking orders.
  • Carefully transferred orders from kitchen and bar areas to tables and cleared plates as patrons finished food and beverage items.
  • Sent orders to kitchen staff by [Action].
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Successfully balanced [Task] and [Task] seamlessly without sacrificing work quality.
  • Provided items requested by customers, including sauces and drink refills.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Led team in carrying out day-to-day tasks with customer service program in mind.
  • Trained new employees to perform duties by showing how to [Task], [Task] and [Task].
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to patrons to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Plated food and assessed plate presentation to maintain highest standard of food quality.
  • Greeted newly seated guests quickly and efficiently.
  • Improved quality of service [Number]% by working closely with [Type] staff and meeting customer expectations.
  • Prepared and served cold, hot and [Type] beverages to guests.
  • Entered customer food orders into computer system.
  • Prepared both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages as specified by patrons, consistently delivering to tables or bar without spillage.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Rearranged tables and chairs, located or rolled extra silverware and [Action] to prepare for large groups.
  • Monitored customer movements and quickly cleared empty tables for future customers.
  • Communicated effectively with patrons to establish preferences and dietary restrictions and make food and beverage recommendations.
  • Processed customers' payments and provided receipts.
  • Reviewed identification for patrons before serving alcoholic drinks.
  • Requested photo identification from patrons ordering alcoholic beverages to verify legal age of consumption.
Education and Training
Expected in 06/1979 GED | Carlynton High School, Carnegie, PA GPA:
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School Attended

  • Carlynton High School

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  • Vocational Food Service Coordinator
  • Caregiver
  • PCA
  • Server


  • GED

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