The First Cook or the Head Cook is accountable for planning, directing, and coordinating all tasks related to cooking activities. The job description entails estimating food requirements, labor costs; demonstrating new equipment, preparing and cooking special foods and ensuring food and portion control. Other duties that can be typically seen on the First Cook Resume are – checking and verifying the raw food quality before it is being prepared, planning menus and recipes for the day, assisting with food preparation and delegating work schedule, implementing food hygiene standards and training newly recruited cooks.
Those looking to pursue a career in this culinary line must depict on the resume these skills and abilities – experience in menu planning and cooking; food presentation and decorating skills, in-depth knowledge of culinary measurements, stock rotation and inventory management; familiarity with kitchen operations and associated machinery or tools; and knowledge of proper temperature for cooking and food storage. A Culinary degree is mandatory for this occupation.
Designed and implemented monthly, quarterly and annual.
Washed and unwrapped fresh fruits and vegetables. Weighed, evaluated, and mixed ingredients.
Prepared ingredients for cooking, including portioning, chopping, and storing food.
Prepared and cooked food while keeping up with recipes, quality standards, and presentation standards.
Operated stoves, grills, fryers, ovens and microwaves.
Tested foods to verify if they have been cooked adequately.
Monitored food quality while preparing food.
Asst. First Cook Resume
Headline : Career minded professional with management experience seeking full time position congruent with Training experience.
Skills : Cleaning, Cooking.
Responsible for a hot and cold line of The Boathouse Restaurant's daily specials, ordering, and inventory.
Proved communication skills one on one with superiors, or guiding a team to success.
Established track record working under pressure to ensure deadlines are met by self and others.
Consolidated reports for major supplier contracts by providing financial data, system data.
Worked with other food service team members.
Responsible for running a Toss Up Salad station.
Ordered foods that are needed. Fill out production sheets daily, Follow HACCP guidelines.
First Cook/Co-ordinator Resume
Summary : To obtain a position in which can apply diverse while contributing to the success of the company. First Cook is responsible for the operational and financial success of the company's food products. This includes manufacturing, distribution and marketing.
Skills : Time-management, Cooking.
Prepared, cooks, and serves food in a sanitary manner according to posted menus using furnished standardized recipes and procedures.
Assured food is served at proper temperatures at scheduled times.
Understood of proper diet textures per doctor's orders.
Worked with raw ingredients and knowledge of food nutrition.
Ensured proper rotation of perishable/non-perishable supplies to minimize product waste and the proper disposal found.
Monitored and recorded temperature checks of foods and equipment with a calibrated thermometer.
Shared weekend shift supervisor responsibilities.
First Cook Resume
Summary : Activities listed on a First Cook resume sample are recruiting and training employees, creating menus, assigning tasks, implementing food hygiene standards, and finding ways to use leftovers.
Skills : Special Diets, Cooking Quality Food In Large Quantities.
Prepared and cooked all main entrees on an eight-week cycle.
Hot foods included entrees, soups, vegetables, rice, potatoes, pasta, etc.
Set up and maintained hot food line, assured appealing food presentation and correct temperature.
Occasionally assisted in the serving of hot food.
Shared responsibility for menu development, planning quantities of food for daily servings.
Handled and stored perishable foods in a safe, sanitary manner.
Worked part-time for all four restaurants. Duties included PM supervisor/line cook, prep, and other duties when short-handed.