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Strong attention to detail, able to meet all scheduling commitments, and aptitude to anticipate the needs of coworkers and customers. Exceptional ability to work collaboratively on complex and custom dishes; interacts with diverse groups including dishwashers, servers, and managers.

  • Inspected and ensured food ingredients were fresh before preparing meals while maintaining food safety and sanitation standards.
  • Handled, packaged, stored, and kept accurate logs of ingredients and food according to restaurant policies.
  • Maintained a safe and sanitary work area, including cookware, dishes, utensils, equipment, and cooking surfaces.
  • Met expectations of customers and managers, representing and promoting the restaurant by preparing and expediting meals according to established recipes.
  • Assisted kitchen staff and kept stations stocked with kitchenware, cookware, condiments, and other ingredients.

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Oversaw menu development and preparation standards for high-end local restaurant featuring delectable and unique food presentations. Directed kitchen operations and service for 50-tables including management of 8+ staff.

  • Revitalized luxury restaurant atmosphere with complete menu overhaul, generating 150% revenue increase and improvement from 8 to 4.6 stars local customer satisfaction rating.
  • Earned #1 restaurant ranking in “City’s Best Restaurant” annual contest during first year as Chef.
  • Reduced waste 50% and improved resource and inventory usage accuracy, reducing operational costs 25% within 30 days.

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Directed food preparation and production at 100-table dining establishment, ensuring sanitation and safety compliance with 100% adherence. Hired and trained serving staff, ensuring low turnover rate and establishing culture of pride and loyalty among team members.

  • Introduced innovative menu and custom a la carte options, generating immediate 10% increase in average bill size per customer without reducing customer volume.
  • Improved junior staff efficiency 20% by streamlining processes and introducing more accurate performance and customer satisfaction standards.
  • Negotiated vendor pricing, saving an average of $50,000 annually without sacrificing service or presentation quality.

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Knowledge of safety procedures: safe temperatures at which food ingredients need to be kept to avoid foodborne illnesses. Coordinates dining room seating arrangements for special events to provide fast and courteous service to guests. Makes food and drink pairing recommendations to customers.

  • Greeted, interacted, and entertained guests enthusiastically and engagingly to build trust and encourage repeat visits to the restaurant.
  • Set up the kitchen area with cooking utensils and equipment and ensured staff was prepared for their assignments before the restaurant opened.
  • Planned daily specials based on available ingredients and informed kitchen and wait staff to ensure guests received orders on time.
  • Modified recipes to meet guests’ unique needs and requests, including reducing salt, removing dairy, adding side dishes, and more.
  • Experimented with recipes, suggested new ingredients, sourced local vendors, and encouraged restaurant owners to establish new relationships.

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Created the ultimate, memorable guest experience by providing exceptional service to every patron. Reviewed kitchen procedures and practices to assess quality, effectiveness, and compliance in collaboration with the restaurant owner. Implemented seasonal menu items and negotiated prices for appropriate ingredients.

  • Developed unique and appropriate menu items according to the restaurant’s cuisine and owner specifications.
  • Oversaw the kitchen and surrounding areas to ensure compliance with the restaurant’s standards and health code regulations.
  • Planned and executed all kitchen operations, supervised staff, maintained inventory, placed orders, set prices, and sourced distributors.
  • Provided leadership, support, and guidance to ensure that food quality, safety standards, and customer service were met.
  • Maintained and reviewed records of restaurant sales and kitchen expenditures including food, supplies, personnel, and equipment.

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