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Head Cooks are in charge of coordinating kitchen operations and assigning tasks to cooking personnel. A typical sample resume for Head Cook lists tasks such as planning menus, testing new recipes, overseeing food preparation, making sure that hygiene standards are respected, and training new employees. Essential skills for this role are cooking and food storage expertise, managerial abilities, leadership, training skills, communication and organization. Certificates from culinary schools are common experience in Head Cook resumes.

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Head Cook

Supervised and coordinated activities of food preparation, kitchen, pantry and storeroom. Ordered foodstuffs and kitchen supplies as well as kept track of inventory: Planned and participated in planning menus, preparing and apportioning foods, and utilizing food surpluses and left overs.

  • Prepared food and menus for special events and parties such as holidays, happy hours, and birthdays
  • Hired and trained kitchen cooks, set prices for food items.
  • Ability to apply basic knife skills
  • Maintained menu knowledge and food presentation
  • Effectively communicated with management, and staff
  • Addressed guest questions, needs or concerns right away to ensure the guests complete satisfaction.
  • Performed all duties as deemed necessary for the success of the team.
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
2

Head Cook

  • Monitored and completed food ordering, intake and inspection of delivered items, as well as the monthly supervision of food inventory.
  • Prepared meals up to standards and expectations. Organized and customized daily food and beverage menus according to the needs and safety of all children and staff.
  • Completed the calculation of the monthly meal count, maintained cleanliness of the entire kitchen, equipment, and operating machinery.
  • Responsible for preparation, completion and distribution of menu items for 80+ people, including students and staff.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
AS
Culinary Arts
BA
Hospitality Management
3

Kitchen Manager/head Cook

Built relationships with parents through excellent communication

  • Prepared play and learning materials and set up the children's environment
  • Supervised children's play, making sure of their physical safety at all times
  • Helped children with daily routines such as toileting dressing, and eating and sleeping
  • Guided children's behavior and social development
  • Maintained a safe, clean, appealing environment
  • Performed simple first Aid in emergencies
  • Planned and supervised summer field trip program for children age 5-12 years of age
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
18
years
at this job
HS
Painting
Early Childhood Education And Graphic Design
4

Head Cook

Head cook for all dinner shifts Tuesday to Saturday

  • Maintain kitchen processes so that all utensils were cleaned and ready for food preparation, food was prepared and ready for customer, and all staff was on task
  • Maintain stock levels of all meat and hand cut all steaks to specification for consumption
  • Maintained ServSafe certification
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
5

Head Cook

Kept a safe and clean work environment.

  • Started as a dishwasher and was promoted to cook in one month.
  • Responsible for prepping and preparing meals on the menu.
  • Trained new employees according to standard procedures.
  • Ensure that all temperatures for serving line foods was taking and logged.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
6

Head Cook

Responsibilities included line & grill cook, prep, fryer, inventory control, and expediting

  • Experience working in a kitchen environment, filling orders, and cooking menu items
  • Ability to maintain full knowledge of recipes and menu items
  • Knowledgeable of kitchen operating equipment such as mixers, food slicers, and broilers
  • Monitored and ensured food was refrigerated and rotated stock supply according to package date
  • Performed knife work on onions, potatoes, meat, and other vegetables daily
  • Cleaned and sanitized all cooking surfaces and machinery per sanitation guidelines
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
7

Head Cook/kitchen Manager

Prepared meals for an average of 450 students

  • Cooked, organized and responsible for menu's
  • Supervised six (6) employees and maintained paperwork
  • Major and minor cleaning responsibilities
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AS
Elementary Education
8

Head Cook

Prepare and serve appealing nutritionist meals for children ages 2.5-5 years old and staff members.

  • Monitor and maintain a variety of records related to meals served, inventory of food and supplies.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Assist with planning nutritious menus for all meals including special dietary needs which comply with state and federal school nutrition guidelines and CAFP standards.
  • Lift and carry cartons of food, milk boxes, and serving container.
  • Train and monitor work of other kitchen staff, volunteers, and student helpers and attends related workshops.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
C
Culinary Arts
9

Head Cook

Plan daily specials according to customer likes

  • Introduced several new dishes or modified dishes to increase popularity
  • Added homemade items into the specials
  • Ordered product from five different vendors to keep costs as low as possible
  • Created order forms to help with the ordering
  • Created homemade crème pies to increase dessert sales
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Elementary Education
MS
Education
Special Education
10

Head Cook

Cook foodstuffs according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.

  • Clean and inspect kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Order or requisition food or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
  • Check the quantity and quality of received products.
  • Monitor use of government food commodities to ensure that proper procedures are followed.
  • Compile and maintain records of food use and expenditures.
  • Take inventory of supplies and equipment
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job

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