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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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11

Lead Cook

Worked up from the entry level of dish washer to lead cook.

  • Learned how to always be mindful of cost effectiveness, yet while meeting customer's needs.
  • Developed a desire to pursue entrepreneurship dreams.
  • Orchestrated kitchen staff.
  • Utilized FIFO accounting methods.
Candidate Info
8
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Economics
12

Lead Cook / Lead Dishwasher

Lead cook preparing food for over 1200 people

  • Supervised 4 cooks during meal preparation
  • Responsible for ensure that food was cooked according ServeSafe guidelines
  • Lead dishwasher for the facility feeding over 1200 people
  • Supervised 10 other dishwashers in the food service area
  • Responsible for ensuring that all safety and sanitation procedures were followed
  • Checked and maintained sanitizing equipment as needed
Candidate Info
28
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
13

Lead Cook

  • Collaborated with colleagues to plan and develop recipes and menus; taking into account such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and likely number of customers
  • Responsible for daily special menu planning and created decorative food displays
  • Assist in all phases of banquets for parties up to 1000
  • Warehousing and controlling inventory on a continual basis
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
Culinary Foundations Certificate, Pca , Cpr , Fema Certificate
14

Lead Cook

Worked as Lead cook involved in the making of various candy items.

  • Demonstrated skills of following recipes, mixing ingredients and cooking to correct temperatures in a high heat kitchen.
  • Utilized various types of kitchen equipment, taught new staff how to run kitchen equipment.
  • Assisted in warehouse work which included packing and receiving orders, driving of a forklift and determining inventory.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
15

Lead Cook

Prepares all foods in accordance to standard recipes and as specified by the guest.

  • Oversees food preparation and kitchen staff to ensure quality production.
  • Visually inspects, selects and uses only food items of the highest quality in the preparation of all menu items.
  • Checks and controls the proper storage of product and portion control, e.g., especially high cost meat and fish items.
  • Keeps all refrigeration, storage, and working areas in clean, working condition to comply with health department regulations.
  • Ensures all equipment in working areas is clean and in proper working condition.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
16

Lead Cook

Responsible for ordering, storing, inventory, recommending goods to be ordered and stock rotation of all ingredients while maintaining and working within current inventory and cost controls.

  • Responsible for planning, organizing, and development of the overall operation of the food service department in accordance with federal, state, and local standards and guidelines governing the facility along with company policies and procedures.
  • Managing and working multiple assignments under time constraints with commitment, organization and priority.
  • Check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points while keeping sanitation process in progress.
  • Dedicated and responsible for training 5 kitchen utilities and dishwashers in maintaining overall cleanliness of all sanitation processes, standards, regulations and guidelines set by health code of the in all production and food handling areas.
  • Operate food service equipment while effectively keeping pace with the job needs and demands.
  • Ensure accuracy and quality for all recipes, food fulfillment and presentation for the daily meal preparation of over 600 guests.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Candidate Info
31
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
AA
Culinary Arts /
17

Lead Cook

Prepare, cook, serve, followed recipes, and supervise all food service areas

  • Train, teach, and direct seven cooks/18 employees.
  • Plan menus, maintain quality control, and help minimize waste.
  • Helped and lead my team to achieve a 98% and 100% on April 2013 NSF audit
  • Organize hands on team meeting demonstrations with employees
  • Responsible and hold employees accountable for the completion of HACCP logs
  • Lead the morning huddles and pre-service meetings
  • Experienced in demo cooking ( cooking fresh foods in front of customers)
  • Help my management team with keeping our facility complaint with Sodexo's regulations
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
18

Lead Cook

Promoted from part-time to lead cook in six months.

  • Supervised over people.
  • Made schedules, food and liquor orders.
  • Provided training of new hires, inventory, and cost control.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
AS
Applied Sciences
19

Lead Cook

Cook and serve meals to the elderly; Assess dietary requests of residents

  • Provide for the dietary needs of residents with dementia, in a locked facility
  • Improved production in food preparation and expedition by 3.5%
  • Daily meal temperature reports
  • Quality Control
  • Prepares weekly orders for dietary and dementia units
  • Supervises when the Dietary Supervisor is not available
  • Maintains sanitation requirements
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
AS
Health Administration Services
20

Lead Cook

Provided leadership for the front line grill cooks in a hospital environment.

  • Adhered to hospital's safety policies and reported leakages, broken locks and other safety issues to management.
  • Trained new employees' proper policies and procedures.
  • Clean, cut, and cook meat, fish, or poultry.
  • Cook food according to menus, special dietary or nutritional restrictions, or numbers of portions to be served.
  • Cleaned and inspected equipment, kitchen appliances, and work areas to ensure cleanliness and functional operation.
  • Apportion and served food to patients, employees, and patrons.
  • Directed activities of one or more workers who assist in preparing and serving meals.
  • Restocked all items as required throughout shift.
  • Replenished raw food to serving line.
  • Maintained food service records and production sheets.
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
13
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma

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