Sample Chef Resume

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Thomas Bennett
1754 Pinchelone Street
Norfolk, VA 23510

Job Objective To obtain a Chef position that will allow me to utilize my skills and has potential for growth.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Extensive food & beverage leadership experience
  • Huge knowledge of menu development
  • Steep knowledge of varied food and beverages
  • Ability to supervise high volume kitchen as well as immense ability to coach a diverse team
  • Abilities to inspire, train, and develop people for promotion
  • Familiarity with kitchen equipment, food production and handling, cooking, housekeeping, sanitation, dress and cash control
  • Ability to handle aspects of food, labor and operational costs along with capability to work in a team
  • Superior communication skills

Professional Experience:

Chef de Cuisine, Norfolk, VA
August 2005 – Present


  • Aided budgeting and outlined variances from the actual budget.
  • Coordinated with Food and Beverage Department managers.
  • Designed menu and forecasted capital expenditures for food and beverage department.
  • Managed maintenance and assured guest satisfaction.
  • Assisted purchasing department and scrutinized products for quality.
  • Monitored food service sections and created products for guest satisfaction.
  • Aided promotion of in house sales activities and conducted department meetings.
  • Managed staff and handled recruitments.

Omni Hotels, Norfolk, VA
May 2000 – July 2005


  • Provided nutritious meals three times daily and coached new employees.
  • Analyzed employees’ productivity and reviewed weekly and extended menus.
  • Handled Food Services employees and diners complaints.
  • Managed documentation, reports and invoices and administered kitchen staff.
  • Outlined contingency plan and coordinated in weekly management team meetings.


Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT

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