Cook resume samples

Cooks are responsible for preparing food for a restaurant's customers. Typical job duties include keeping the kitchen clean and organized, coordinating kitchen staff, preparing food to diners' specifications, creating new recipes, and developing menus. Essential job skills are culinary training, dexterity, practical skills, and being able to work under pressure. Based on our collection of resume examples for Cook, employers require at least a high school diploma and prefer candidates who have completed the courses of a culinary school.


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Night Supervisor and Head PM Cook

Developed a variety of menu items catering to patients with food allergies and diet restrictions such as gluten-free and vegan.

  • The menu was dedicated to the patients and their wants and needs but we created the classics that they all grew up with and executed them with perfection and elegance.
  • Learned skills in texture diets, dietary special needs and proper cooking technique while following a select menu.
  • Took on kitchen manager responsibilities, and helped train dietary aids.
  • Prepared food for 130+ patients and guest for the entire facility.
CANDIDATE INFO
7
months in
workforce
7
months
at this job
Culinary Arts
2

Cook

  • Prepared meals in an assisted living setting, including main special and short order cook when requested
  • Prepped salads and desert's for the following day
  • Maintained a clean and sanitary kitchen ensuring it met state guidelines for food safety and inspections
CANDIDATE INFO
2
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
3

Cook

  • Prepped and prepared at various cook stations based on class rotation.
  • Worked in all stations to facilitate food order including baking, salad prep, pizza prep, char grill, flat grill, saucier, dining room assistant, and expediter.
  • Prepared and prepared homemade soups from scratch and variety salad dressing based on cook book recipes.
  • Expedited orders based on the customer's request, which requires to be able to know the menu.
  • Participated with classmates and restaurant patrons to ensure quality satisfying visit and return customers.
  • Closed work stations, also cleaned to ensure they are sanitized and prepared for the next day.
  • Maintained kitchen hoods, exhaust system, and drains to ensure proper ventilation and drainage throughout each scheduled lunch.
CANDIDATE INFO
1
year in
workforce
8
months
at this job
Education & Training Experience
4

Cook

Prepped food at night for next day

  • Cooked food to order following a specific menu
  • Stocked cooler with food needed for that day
  • Inspected product ensuring that labels are right and that there are no defects
  • Inspected the product ensuring that there are no bubbles, bulges or missing pieces
  • Made sure all paperwork was included
CANDIDATE INFO
2
years in
workforce
7
months
at this job
HS
Hospitality And Business Programs
5

Cook

Handling multiple orders at once, while maintaining to cook the food in a timely manner

  • Take safety precautions while handing large fish fryers
  • Experienced in Dishing out food to the front line, and preparing for more orders
  • Maintenance of cleaning the fryers and filtering the oil in between rushes
  • Close up after hours, wash dishes, sweep, and mop, dock dates on food for next upcoming shift
CANDIDATE INFO
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
6

Cook

  • Followed menu and recipes to prepare and/or cook breakfast, lunch and snack in a timely manner to stay on schedule.
  • Stayed aware of all allergies and regulations following health procedures and codes.
  • Briskly washed, sanitized, dried and put away cleaned dishes on carts or in cupboards to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Accurately measured portions for individual class sizes and put correct milk on carts for children with and without allergies.
  • Effectively wiped down counters and sinks, took out trash and recycling and swept and mopped floor on a daily basis to keep a clean and healthy kitchen.
CANDIDATE INFO
6
years in
workforce
2
months
at this job
HS
Generals
7

Prep Cook

  • Set-up and clean equipment for daily food preparation
  • Receive, inspect and stock kitchen supplies
  • Maintain safe, sanitary and orderly work area
  • Able to follow specific instructions, guidelines and recipes accurately
  • Experience in the safe operation of commercial food service equipment, including slicers, ovens and dishwashers
  • Perform multi-tasks smoothly and effectively in a fast-paced environment
CANDIDATE INFO
1
month in
workforce
1
month
at this job
8

Cook

  • Utilize leftovers and create a delicious meal for the employee break room.
  • Make sure the health care kitchens lunch special is ready.
  • Create a lunch special for the main dinning room.
  • Cook to order meals for 70-150 residents in the main dinning room from 10am-1pm.
  • Bake, cut, and plate150 desserts for dinner service in the main dinning room.
  • Prep any items needed for the line to complete the next day of lunch service in the main
  • Expedite orders to the sauté and grill cooks and then check to ensure the quality of food
  • Help produce any food needed for all functions going on that day or the following day.
CANDIDATE INFO
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Patisserie & Baking
9

Cook

  • Work stations including pizza, sandwiches, and dessert at a busy restaurant
  • Ensure freshness of food and ingredients by checking quality, keeping track of old and new items and rotating stock
  • Help with preparation, set-up and service for catering events
  • Prepare daily food items, and cook simple foods and beverages
CANDIDATE INFO
10
years in
workforce
8
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration:marketing
10

Line Cook/prep Cook/ Soda Maker

  • Cook recipes to a certain level of expertise in a safe and sanitary manner
  • Prepare and maintain a consistency of quality in the foods that are made
  • Brew sodas in 310 gallon kettles to exact specification while monitoring pressure gauges and valve lines.
CANDIDATE INFO
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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