Talented professional promoting over 10 years of experience in cafeteria settings. A determined and capable team player with the ability to lead and delegate tasks with poise. A smart Cafeteria Manager offering exceptional staffing, scheduling and meal preparation talents. Determined Cafeteria Manager with expertise in inventory oversight and kitchen preparation and planning. An effective and talented leader known for company loyalty and developing highly skilled teams.
Successful at maintaining smooth and high-quality operations in School cafeterias. Experience coordinating supplies, preparing food, maintaining safety and handling money. Familiar with updating records, adhering to health code regulations and training team members to maximize productivity.
Focused head cook dedicated to developing new skills through learning opportunities. Strives for growth and offers phenomenal ambition to see projects through to completion and ultimate success.
Hardworking Cafeteria Manager with exemplary talents in menu planning, nutritious meal preparation and team oversight. Motivating leader with strong understanding of proper food handling and safety.
Talented professional promoting over 10 years of experience in cafeteria settings. A determined and capable team player with the ability to lead and delegate tasks with poise. A smart Cafeteria Manager offering exceptional staffing, scheduling and meal preparation talents. Portioning understanding
Attention to detail
Food safety understanding
Buffet setup and takedown
Strong communication skills
Safe serving knowledge
Able to lift 25 pounds
Recordkeeping and bookkeeping
Food preparation techniques
Trained in food safety guidelines
Strong team member
Health codes compliance
Keystone Food Service Stillwater, OK August 2015 - Current I have many responsibilities as kitchen manager. I oversee the well being and needs of all 3 schools in my district. I'm responsible for the logging of daily/weekly breakfast, lunch and snack production records. I'm responsible for compiling and turning in weekly grocery and milk orders. I'm responsible for all cooking of daily menu items. I have a cafeteria assistant that helps with side dishes and breads. I manage a crew of 3 other women. I'm responsible for keeping track and logging use of state funded commodities. I'm responsible for the division and delivery of state funded produce. Sanitized workstation at end of shift to prevent foodborne illnesses. Instructed salad bar person in preparation of garnishes, dressings and side dishes. Properly utilized various cooking utensils to prepare range of food items. Cleaned and disinfected equipment using appropriate techniques to avoid contamination. Revamped and motivated kitchen staff to be highly efficient and produce consistent quality. Cleaned and inspected food preparation areas for safe and sanitary food-handling practices. Kept kitchen clean, neat and sanitized by implementing surface and equipment schedules and standards.
Trained employees on correct cooking techniques, safety standards and performance strategies.
Received, organized and rotated paper goods and food ingredients. Controlled portion sizes and garnishing for optimal cost controls. Reduced food waste 80% by overseeing use of ingredients to plan for costs, anticipated customers and popularity of items.
Supervised staff preparing and serving 350 meals per day. Maximized food quality by closely monitoring shipments, preparation and food handling by team members.
Shuff's Main Street Grill Jones, Oklahoma August 2009 - February 2013 Made sure the kitchen, cooking utensils and storeroom were kept clean at all times. Communicated with kitchen employees, answered questions and offered insight into food preparations.
Followed the "first in, first out" rule with every food and beverage item and ensured those that were outdated were tossed.
Sanitized all counters and utensils used for the preparation of raw meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Avoided cross-contamination from utensils, surfaces and pans when preparing meals for individuals with food allergies and gluten intolerance. Maintained and cleaned all kitchen appliances, including grill, stove and oven. Taught kitchen staff about proper nutrition, food allergies and dietary issues. Checked freezer and refrigerator each day to verify proper functioning. Served school students 40 nutritious meals each day. Created exciting dishes to draw in clientele and increase revenues. Placed orders for food and supplies used for creating meals for 50 people. Head Cook
Jones Public Schools August 2005 - April 2009
Established nutritious menus in line with health standards and budget guidelines. Directed and motivated 3-member team of cafeteria workers. Prepared meals in accordance with operational policies, food safety guidelines and health code requirements.
Oversaw preparation and serving of more than 200 daily meals. Tracked activities in daily logs and weekly update reports. Managed 3 team members, including scheduling, training and conflict resolution. Monitored UPC codes.
Stocked, priced, front-faced and rotated merchandise. Proofed dough products and baked breads, cookies and other bakery products. Operated and maintained cleaning equipment and tools, including dishwasher, hand wash stations, pot-scrubbing station and trash compactor. Swept floors and maintained sweep logs.
Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in 3-compartment sink. Complied with health and sanitation practices and procedures. Handled products and equipment in accordance with safety and sanitation guidelines. Executed cash transactions quickly and accurately. Communicated effectively with kitchen staff regarding customer allergies, dietary needs and other special requests.
Managed customer service by training staff, overseeing operations and resolving issues quickly. Cleaned, sanitized and organized food speed racks, bins and dry storage racks to keep food storage areas neat and prevent food-borne illness. Cleaned and inspected food preparation areas for safe and sanitary food-handling practices. Sprayed all racked items with hot water to loosen and remove food residue. Maintained knowledge of current menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods. Wiped down and sanitized food preparation areas using dishcloths, hot water and cleaning products.
Supervised 3 employees per shift.
Automotive Parts Washer
D & R Automotive Jones, Oklahoma May 2003 - May 2005 Used a parts washer single sink with a sprayer, which had a cleaning solution specifically used for the cleaning of small automotive parts. I did some secretarial work as well, duties included answering and making phone calls to customers, making out repair order tickets for customers. As well as, picking up and delivering automotive parts.