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Banquet Server Head Cook

Cleveland, OH, 44105
December 03, 2022

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Excellent cook Detail-oriented

Maintains clean and healthy


Positive teamwork abilities

Multi-tasking and negotiation

Presentation skills Inventory management

Excellent communication


Documentation and



Kelena F. Wade

Professional Summary Enthusiastic individual with 15 years' progressive advancement and experience in restaurants, including FOH and BOH. Exercises strong leadership and team building abilities with emphasis on successful employee training programs and long-term retention. Hardworking COOK offering 15 years of kitchen experience. Highly efficient, productive and reliable. Seeking to help companies meet their goals.


Experience JUNE 2017 - CURRENT

Head Cook

Applebee's Grill & Bar Cleveland, Ohio

Created dishes to meet the needs of guests with particular tastes or unique allergies.

Modified dishes and recipes to meat the dietary and allergy needs of restaurant clients and patrons.

Maintained the correct level of daily inventory for the needs of the menu and reservation expectations.

Monitored attire for kitchen staff for compliance with company standards and safety procedures.

Collaborated with FOH Staff, Kitchen Manager and BOH Staff to create delicious and inviting seasonal menus.

MAY 2015 - AUGUST 2018


Aramark- John Carroll University Cleveland, Ohio Took orders, prepared quality food and served it to the right customers.

Took inventory and ordered produce for fresh meals each day. Responded to customer concerns and helped to resolve the conflicts.

KW 1374 West Blvd Apt. 304, Cleveland, Ohio 44102, 216-***-****,

Prepared dough and mixes ahead of time to make the following day more productive.

Interacted with customers on a daily basis with excellent communication skills.

Inspected food preparation equipment and ordered service if needed.

Directed food deliveries.

Created cleaning rotation schedule to keep kitchen and dining areas healthy.

Worked with upper management to plan menu options. OCTOBER 2007 - MAY 2014

Banquet Server

LGC Associates LLC Cleveland, Ohio

Assisted hosts and hostesses with seating of guests during rush times.

Delivered outstanding customer service by serving food and drinks to guests.

Practiced safe food handling procedures by washing hands regularly and using gloves when preparing salads or desserts. Helped resolve guest problems by remaining positive, friendly and respectful.

Ensured all meals served to patrons met quality standards. Demonstrated responsible alcohol serving practices by checking guest identification and ensuring that guests were not over served. Completed all side work after completion of dining service. Effectively maintained a clean working environment during shift. Education JUNE 2001


John Hay Campus High School, Cleveland, OH

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