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Cook Resume Example

This is a sample resume for a cook. A cook is basically a person that is responsible for preparing food from a variety of ingredients into a more appealing and edible form for human consumption. They control the whole food preparation process from ordering of ingredients, preparing menus, marinating, applying appropriate seasonings, and ensuring that the final product is served in the appropriate manner. A cook usually works in a team whereby their roles are divided to improve their efficiency and to increase their output. 


Cook Resume Sample


Tips to take away from this resume:

  • Jamie reveals his eye for detail and time management skills, "Monitor the safe operation of the kitchen"
  • That said, we'd also recommend how many staff he managed
  • Finally, we would like to see Jamie mention the types of dishes he specializes in. A Hiring Manager probably won't hire a Mexican chef in an Ethiopian restaraunt!


Cook Resume Sample




2144 Main Street, San Diego, CA 87765



Cook with over 8 years of experience preparing delectable dishes for various hungry mouths that always leaves them coming back for more. Possesses a diverse knowledge of a variety of cuisines as well as a solid educational background.




Head Cook September 2008 – Present

  • Ensure all food preparation areas, utensils, stoves and cooking surfaces are sparkling clean.

  • Responsible for safely disposing of all leftover food that is usually donated to local homeless and animal shelters.

  • Ensure all work stations and display cases are thoroughly cleaned and restocked on a daily basis.

  • Monitor the safe operation of all kitchen equipment like grills, mixers, potato cutters, griddles, deep fryers and stoves and ensure that the fryers are loaded with fresh oil daily.

  • Ensure all food is appropriately prepared to avoid issues like over seasoning, overcooking, serving raw white meat or excess oil in food which can be unhealthy.



Line Cook July 2004 – August 2008

  • Took food and drink orders from customers at counters, windows or tables and received payments for the same as well as numerous generous tips.

  • Coordinated with management and staff in booking kitchen equipment for use in preparing various dishes using input garnered from daily menus and customer pre-orders.

  • Designed a modern menu for the restaurant that incorporated healthy and vegetarian food choices to appeal to a diverse and discerning clientele base.

  • Ordered and took delivery of all kitchen supplies.

  • Was part of the team that was responsible for the restaurant being awarded a Michelin Star, which made it one of the few Chicago-area restaurants to have such a distinction.




Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics, June 2004

  • Graduated Cum Laude

  • Ran a local soup kitchen for the homeless



  • Knowledge of contemporary health and food standards.

  • Expert in kitchen management and an ability to work in high stress situations.

  • Passion for cooking and exploring different cuisines.



Grill Cook Resume


Below is another sample resume for a grill cook who is a chef that specializes in the preparation of grilled foods and all their accompaniments. Grill cooks usually undergo extensive training in all culinary aspects of grilling and work with a variety of ingredients that include, beef, chicken, seafood, vegetables, sauces, marinades and seasonings. They must also possess the ability to expertly operate both charcoal fired and electric or gas grills in preparing their dishes. 



  • Stan really is "the man" in this grill cook resume. Check out the dedication to his work with his daily dawn visits to the slaughterhouse

  • Stan also handles stock replenishment, ensuring a constant supply of different foods

  • As a recommendation, we'd like to see him talk about any handling of food budgets and the amount of patrons at the restaurant



Grill Cook Resume Sample

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