Sample Lead Cook Resume

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Clay Kendrick
2149 Patterson Fork Road
Chicago, IL 60610

Job Objective To obtain a Lead Cook position in a highly reputed organization.

Highlights of Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience of commercial line cooking, staff supervision and customer service
  • Deep knowledge of ala carte and buffet menu production and modern cooking techniques
  • Operational knowledge of industrial and standard kitchen tools and appliances
  • Familiarity with making pastries, bakery food, soups, sauces and gravies
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and special occasions as needed
  • Ability to interact with management, staff and customers in a pleasant and professional manner

Professional Experience:

Lead Cook
Dolce Hayes Mansion, Chicago, IL
August 2012 – Present


  • Cooked, portioned and garnished food items according to designated recipes.
  • Prepared and servedappetizing food in a timely manner to guests.
  • Examined and checked all food items to ensure quality and accuracy.
  • Scheduled and delegated work to assigned team and supervised their kitchen activities.
  • Supervised cleaning of kitchen area and complied with established food sanitation standards.
  • Restocked assigned food station and reported maintenance needed for kitchen equipments.

Lead Cook
Stockton Seaview Resort, Chicago, IL
May 2009 – July 2012


  • Assigned work to all kitchen personnel and supervised their kitchen activities.
  • Followed standard recipes and cooked a variety of meals using appropriate culinary methods.
  • Ensuredand executed proper preparation and plating of all customer food orders.
  • Examined pre-delivery cooked food and ensured its freshness and quality.
  • Stored all required foodstuffs and supplies and maintained their stock-levels.
  • Cleaned and disinfected workstation and equipments and maintained their hygiene.


Bachelor’s Degree in Culinary Arts
Wabash College, Crawfordsville, IN

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