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Food Service Assistant

Newport News, VA
May 18, 2020

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Gregory Lewis

*** *** ******, ******* ****, VA 23608 • 757-***-**** •

Professional Summary

Talented Table Busser with 4 years of experience. Excellent serving customers and maximizing loyalty while keeping dining rooms ready for any need. Successful at organizing and prioritizing tasks and clearing tables.

Attentive individual with drive to work in fast-paced environments. Engaging demeanor with great communication skills.

Diligent Dining Room Attendant skilled in efficiently seating patrons and supporting wait staff to foster efficient and organized dining atmosphere. Eager to apply 4 years of related experience to add value to BJ's team.


Proficient with Microsoft Word

●Food running

●Customer assistance

●Relationship building

●Table setting and bussing

●Verbal and written communication

●Food service

●Stocking and replenishing

●Dining room cleanliness

●Performance improvement

●Food preparation and safety

Work History

Team Member- 09/2014 to 05/2015

Extreme Pizza- Newport News, VA

●Kept work areas clean, organized and safe to promote efficiency and team safety.

●Sent order information to the kitchen using a computer system and giving verbal instructions about customers' special requests and needs to other staff.

●Maintained well-stocked stations with supplies and spices for maximum productivity.

●Organized work areas to foster efficiency and model exceptional kitchen etiquette.

●Wiped down counters and food prep stations using bleach and clean cloths.

●Fostered positive working environment through effective communication and time management, which was widely embraced by all kitchen personnel.

●Used pizza cutter to slice pizzas according to size and customer specifications.

●Assisted guests, including offering personable greetings and taking orders.

Team Member, 05/2015 to 08/2015

Long John Silver’s- Newport News, VA

●Kept register accurate through correct billing, payment processing and cash management practices.

●Changed and sanitized all cutting boards, benches and surfaces between tasks to avoid cross-contamination.

●Developed menus, pricing and special food offerings to increase revenue and customer satisfaction.

●Checked each food item for freshness and provided feedback to the kitchen supervisor for removal.

●Fried, grilled and baked foods such as Fish, Chicken, Shrimp and Fries.

Service Assistant/Food Runner, 05/2016 to Current

BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse – Newport News, VA

● Delivered entrees and platters of food to patrons in support of wait staff

●Checked dining area supplies, including linens and wrapped silverware, and replenished low stock

●Managed customer deliveries and assisted with carrying out orders to promote maximum satisfaction

●Wiped down kitchen counters and used sanitizing products to remove grime

●Transported dirty utensils, dishes and trays to kitchen to support efficient cleaning

●Cleared dishes and flatware from tables once patrons were finished eating

●Assisted cashiers with processing customer payments and documenting orders

●Assisted customers with carry-out service

●Greeted customers and answered any questions


High School Diploma: 06/2013

Denbigh High School - Newport News, VA


●SafeServ certification: Food Handling


●Academic Honor Roll 2009-2013, Denbigh High School

Volunteer Experience

●I have participated in numerous volunteer activities, including the Youth Career Café and Teens Against Violence. During this time, I was able to effectively collaborate with other youth/young adults in order to promote the importance of the organization and to accomplish the mission or task at hand. I have always been looked upon as a source of ideas and strategies for ways forward and have been a constant asset to youth organizations.

●I have also participated in SkillsUSA, at Denbigh High School, from 2011-2013, which is an organization that helps students enrolled in training programs that involve trade, technical, and skilled service and health occupations.

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