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

Dynamic restaurant professional with 15 years in FOH and BOH functions. Diplomatic and engaging communicator with exceptional customer service and food handling expertise. Skilled at memorizing menu items and orders, upselling additional products and taking accurate drink and food orders.

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
  • Cutting and slicing techniques
  • Food presentation
  • High volume production capability
  • Well-tuned palette
  • Cleaning and organization
  • Focused and disciplined
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Portion and cost control
  • Purchasing
  • Grilling and deep frying skills
  • Strong butchery skills
  • Plating dishes
Experience
04/2011 to Current Waiter Department Of Defense | Fort Sam Houston, TX,
  • Kept tables neat, cleared away dirty dishes, wiped down surfaces and refreshed glasses.
  • Processed customers' payments and provided receipts.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and updates to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Maintained table settings by removing courses, replacing utensils and refilling beverages promptly.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Greeted newly seated guests quickly and efficiently.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in single-compartment sink.
  • Walked through dining room during service to ensure guest satisfaction and advise servers and bussing staff of specific service needs.
  • Answered phones politely and promptly, accurately recording and confirming reservations.
  • Welcomed guests with personable attitude and smile, offering to bring beverage orders while reviewing menu options.
06/2019 to 03/2020 Chef/ RA Beaumont Hospitals | Taylor, MI,
  • Developed recipes and menus to meet consumer demand and align with culinary trends.
  • Worked with vendors to locate optimal recipe ingredients at cost-effective rates.
  • Talked to patrons about dietary issues and food allergies to prepare meals meeting individual needs.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to ensure overall safety and proper food handling techniques.
  • Avoided cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when preparing meals for individuals with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Prepared mise en place every day to promote efficient preparation of signature dishes.
  • Planned and prepared food products orders to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Engaged client in physical and mental activities to sustain quality of life.
  • Worked to improve patient outlook and daily living through compassionate care.
  • Developed strong and trusting rapport with each patient to facilitate best possible care and assistance.
  • Assisted disabled individuals to foster independence while still closely monitoring safety at all times.
  • Administered all necessary medications as directed by care plan.
  • Conducted rounds of rooms and building to check on compliance and safety issues, including unlocked windows, propped open doors and bathrooms.
  • Responded to crisis situations quickly to maintain calm and immediately determine level of assistance needed.
  • Developed and deepened relationships with residents and fellow staff.
08/2008 to 08/2010 Cook Life Care Centers Of America | Stoneham, MA,
  • Skillfully made sandwiches, specialty items and custom orders to meet guest needs.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • 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.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Mixed, weighed and proofed ingredients to match exact recipe formula.
  • Precooked certain items during slow periods to reduce wait times at lunch and dinner rush.
04/2005 to 04/2008 Chef Christophers | City, STATE,
  • Developed recipes and menus to meet consumer demand and align with culinary trends.
  • Planned and prepared food products orders to maintain appropriate stock levels.
  • Instructed cooks and other workers in preparation, cooking, garnishing, and presentation of food
  • Avoided cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when preparing meals for individuals with food allergies and gluten intolerance.
  • Continually supervised training and cross training of pastry staff for all phases of preparation.
  • Created tasty dishes using popular recipes, delighting patrons and generating return business.
  • Monitored kitchen area and staff to ensure overall safety and proper food handling techniques.
  • Prepared mise en place every day to promote efficient preparation of signature dishes.
  • Inspected freezer and refrigerator prior to each shift to check temperatures levels, ensuring proper functionality.
  • Incorporated customer recommendations and feedback to experiment with new dish creations.
  • Created exciting dishes to draw in clientele and increase revenues.
  • Monitored quality, presentation and quantities of plated food across line.
  • Used proper cleaning supplies and methods to disinfect counters where raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs had been prepared.
  • Adjusted seasonal plans to source local ingredients and aligned special dishes with area events.
Education and Training
Expected in | Culinary Arts Atlanta Technical College, Atlanta, GA GPA:
Expected in 12/2004 GED | Turner Jobcorp, Albany, GA GPA:
Expected in | Culinary Arts Turner Jobcorp, Albany, GA GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended
  • Atlanta Technical College
  • Turner Jobcorp
  • Turner Jobcorp
Job Titles Held:
  • Waiter
  • Chef/ RA
  • Cook
  • Chef
Degrees
  • Some College (No Degree)
  • GED

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