Cook Resume Sample

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Elmer Patterson



Salt Lake City, Utah(555) 983-1281Elmer.Patterson@email.com

Professional Summary

Passionate culinary artist with more than 10 years of experience in food preparation and service seeks an opportunity to bring time-management and organizational skills to the Cook position at ACME Corp.

Skills

  • Keen ability to multi-task and work on several projects and events at once

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proven ability to work well under pressure

  • Advanced knowledge of standard POS systems such as Macros

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

Work History

  • Work with Chef to design menu options for an average of 20 high-end catering events per month based on client requests; offer suggestions for meals and courses based on preference and budget

  • Supervise and assign duties to team of 15 kitchen staff for catering events; ensure surfaces and areas are clean and sanitary at all time

  • Suggest alternative ingredients and recommendations for guests with dietary restrictions; extensive knowledge of gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives

  • Reduced food costs by 10% in 2018 through vendor changes and reduction of food waste; maintain communication with current vendors to negotiate deals

  • Operated fryers and grills to cook and produce an average of 175 entrees per evening; cleaned and prepared vegetables

  • Worked closely with all kitchen staff, including Line Cooks, Prep Cooks and Dishwasher; supervised two shifts per week

  • Trained over 30 back-of-house kitchen staff on proper food safety, preparation, and storage using communication skills and patience

  • Developed five new restaurant-specific toppings and sauces for meats and vegetables still used today

  • Prepared quality cuisine with care and attention to detail with proper plate presentation; ensured plates for each party were prepared at the same time for consistency

  • Strictly adhered to restaurant consistency requirements and high standards by using organization and time-management skills

  • Spearheaded the addition of gluten-free menu options, resulting in positive feedback on new options and requests for them to remain on the regular menu

  • Ensured cleanliness of kitchen and avoidance of cross-contamination of food ingredients by creating detailed labeling and storage guidelines

  • Prepared quality cuisine with care and attention to detail with proper plate presentation; ensured plates for each party were prepared at the same time for consistency

  • Strictly adhered to restaurant consistency requirements and high standards by using organization and time-management skills

  • Spearheaded the addition of gluten-free menu options, resulting in positive feedback on new options and requests for them to remain on the regular menu

  • Ensured cleanliness of kitchen and avoidance of cross-contamination of food ingredients by creating detailed labeling and storage guidelines

Education

Additional Information

  • Current workplace, Salt Lake Catering Company, was voted 2017 “Best of Salt Lake”

  • Certified by the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals; active member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce