Sample First Cook Resume

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Carlton Johnson
481 Forest Avenue
New York, NY 10011

Job Objective To obtain a First Cook position that fully utilizes my experience and abilities.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience of food menu planning, cooking, presentation and handling
  • In-depth knowledge of culinary measurements, inventory management and stock rotation
  • Remarkable knowledge of proper temperatures for food storage and cooking
  • Familiarity with kitchen operations and use of kitchen machinery and tools
  • Ability to comply with established health, hygiene and safety regulations
  • Ability to interact with suppliers and kitchen staff in a professional manner

Professional Experience:

First Cook
Guest Services, Inc., New York, NY
August 2012 – Present


  • Checked and verified the quality of raw food materials before use in preparing food.
  • Planned menus, followed recipes and cooked menu items, accordingly.
  • Cooked and deliveredlarge volume of food in a timely manner.
  • Ordered, procured and utilized all required food materials and related supplies.
  • Assisted with scheduling of kitchen staff and provided instructions to them regarding kitchen operations.
  • Cleaned and organized kitchen equipments and work area, in a safe and hygienic manner.

First Cook, New York, NY
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Determined quantities and calculated costs of required food materials and ingredients.
  • Planned, created and followed menu recipes, in an efficient manner.
  • Prepared, cooked and served various types of meals listed in the menu.
  • Employed proper food preparation and handling techniques and maintained HACCP infection control standards.
  • Scheduled and assigned work to all kitchen personnel and supervised their job activities.
  • Operated and maintained a variety of food preparation equipments, safely.


Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts
Dickinson State University, Dickinson, ND

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