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Lead Cooks are in charge of the other cooks and kitchen workers who work in the same place as the Lead Cook. Skills highlighted on sample resumes of Lead Cooks include ensuring proper sanitation and storage of kitchen equipment, and maintaining kitchen sanitation and safety standards. While Lead Cooks may begin working at the entry level, they will eventually need to be able to list further training and education on their resumes, such as experience at a culinary institute, a private cooking school, or a two or four-year college degree program.

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Lead Cook

Highly skilled professional who served as lead cook while directing operations in kitchen. Responsible for two associate cooks during shift. Performed restaurant walk-throughs in kitchen to gauge preparedness, freshness of food and cleanliness of work areas. Exhibited thorough knowledge of foods, beverages, and supervisory duties.

  • Awarded Employee of the Year, 2014.
  • Awarded Employee of the Month for June 2011, October 2012, November 2013.
  • Decreased serving time for orders by three minutes due to improved preparation in the kitchen.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
AS
Business Management
2

Lead Cook

Cook meals with precision and present them properly while staying inside deadlines and FDA
regulations.

  • Developed a new line procedure that increased efficiency and customer satisfaction.
  • Work with a wide variety of people as an organized team.
  • Trained new employees, teaching them to be proficient in their area.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
AS
Engineering Sciences
BS
Mechanical Engineering
3

Lead Cook

Trained new kitchen staff in kitchen area and instructed them according to company policies

  • Assisted preparation cooks and prepared food
  • Ability to make retention decisions regarding kitchen workers employment
  • Performed proper food safety and sanitation procedure
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
4

Lead Cook

  • Served as the lead cook/shift lead.
  • Supervised next day food preparation.
  • Coordinated and maintained kitchen inventory.
  • Used Lean Six Sigma techniques to influence more efficient productivity and organizational abilities.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Marketing Acquisition Management
5

Lead Cook

Performed inventory weekly.

  • Placed orders for materials and ensured that the restaurant obtained the best price per unit available.
  • Maintained cleanliness of the restaurant and kitchen.
  • Served as the lead cook; determined what foods were served/recipes used.
  • Performed duties as a server as needed and ensured that customer service was maintained as a top priority.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
11
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Cosmetology Program
6

Assistant Kitchen Manager/lead Cook

Traditional American Cuisine

  • Supervised the operations of a low volume, high quality boutique Steak House within the restaurant complex. Lead Cook for the high volume, 350 seat casual fine dining restaurant.
  • Supervised, supported and coordinated a six (6) station line during lunch and dinner service; ensuring food preparation, presentation methods and quality standards were maintained.
  • Considerable experience at sauté, broiler, fryers, steamers, ovens, appetizer and salad stations.
Candidate Info
7

Lead Cook

Enhancing a 30 year business, by continuing tradition of excellent food

  • Hire, train and direct staff
  • Assure quality control and minimize waste
  • Managed back house operations, enforced company policies
  • Serviced on-call, working in all areas: Cooking, Serving, Hosting, Busing
  • Performed opening and closing tasks, reconciling receipts, completing end-of-day paperwork and securing and locking establishment
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
8

Lead Cook/trainer

I was responsible for putting together a prep list and a cook list for the meal components needed based on the number of meals that were sold. Our store was responsible for other retail stores in the area as well.

  • Prepared food items consistently and in compliance with recipes, portioning, cooking and waste control guidelines according to our policies.
  • Maintained a great rapport with my teammates through good charisma, positive leadership, thorough training, supervising, assigning and constructive criticism when appropriate
  • Reduced food costs by maintaining proper rotation of produce by dates to ensure that our ingredients are always fresh
  • Verified proper portion sizes and consistency for high food quality standards for our clients and for our corporate image
  • Maintained smooth and timely operations in preparation and delivery of meals and kitchen sanitation
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
9

Lead Cook

  • Followed all safety and sanitation policies when handling food to uphold proper health standards.
  • Displayed enthusiasm and knowledge about the restaurant and banquet menus.
  • Routinely supported other areas of the restaurant as requested, including answering telephones etc.
  • Addressed diner complaints with kitchen staff and served replacement menu items promptly.
  • Proactively prepared for large parties and reservations, anticipating planning and staffing needs.
  • Assisted with the all stations, banquet setup and service, patio area service, and packaging food for take-out.
  • Assisted co-workers whenever possible.
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Culinary Arts
10

Lead Cook

Lead teams and oversaw stations for service

  • Adopted towards training, leading and working alongside multiple personalities
  • Preservation and utilization of food products to maximize food cost
  • Coordinated with a primarily Spanish based kitchen
  • Managed rigorous schedules
  • Maintained a precise eye for detail, for both restaurant(s) and Benchmarc catering services.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
License And Certification
BA
Hospitality Management
MA
Integrated Marketing Communications

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