Kitchen Staff

Writing a great kitchen staff resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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If you're looking for inspiration when it comes to drafting your own kitchen staff resume, look no further than the samples below. These resumes will help you highlight your experience and qualifications in the most effective way possible, giving you the best chance of landing the kitchen staff job you're after.

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Elfreda Hallesy | (455) 496-4056 | Atlanta, GA


I am a Kitchen Staff with over 1 year of experience. I have worked in various kitchens, and have gained the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in this field. I am able to work quickly and efficiently, while maintaining a high level of quality. I am also knowledgeable about food safety practices, and can ensure that the kitchen is always clean and sanitary.


Head Chef at Cracker Barrel, GAMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 30 cooks and assistants in preparing meals for up to 500 guests daily.
  • Trained new chefs in culinary methods, knife skills, safety procedures, and menu planning.
  • Implemented systems that resulted in 20% efficiency gains in the kitchen.
  • Negotiated supplier contracts that saved $5,000 per month on food costs.
  • Developed 10 new recipes that were added to the restaurant's menu.
  • Completed ServSafe certification.

Sous Chef at Waffle House, GASep 2021 - Mar 2022

  • Led a team of 5 cooks in preparing meals for up to 200 people daily.
  • Trained 2 new employees on proper cooking techniques and knife handling.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking food inventory which decreased waste by 10%.
  • Created 3 new menu items that were well received by customers.
  • Reduced prep time for dinner service by 15 minutes through better organization of the kitchen staff.
  • Received positive feedback from diners on 98% of surveys collected.


High School Diploma at The University of Georgia, GAAug 2017 - May 2021

I have learned to be organized, to manage my time, and to study effectively.


  • Food Preparation
  • Food Safety
  • Knife Skills
  • Cooking Techniques
  • Menu Knowledge
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning

Hallie Beuerlein | (197) 917-3324 | South Portland, ME


I have over 1 year of experience as a kitchen staff member. I am reliable and hardworking, and I have a strong passion for food and cooking. I am able to work effectively under pressure, and I have excellent time management skills. I am also proficient in basic food safety procedures.


Head Chef at Dunkin' Donuts, MEMay 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of cooks and improved efficiency in the kitchen by 15%.
  • Trained 3 new chefs who are now Head Chefs at other restaurants.
  • Won "Best Dish" in a local competition with over 100 entries.
  • Decreased food costs by 10% without compromising quality.
  • Implemented new cooking techniques that decreased prep time by 20 minutes per dish on average.
  • Wrote and published a cookbook that became a bestseller.

Sous Chef at Tim Hortons, MEAug 2021 - Apr 2022

  • Cut food costs by 20% through careful menu planning and portion control.
  • Trained 5 new cooks in the kitchen’s procedures and standards.
  • Implemented a new inventory system that reduced waste and increased efficiency.
  • Created 3 new signature dishes that were added to the restaurant’s permanent menu.
  • Led the kitchen during a high-pressure dinner service for VIP guests, receiving rave reviews from diners afterwards.
  • Developed strong relationships with local purveyors, resulting in better quality ingredients at lower prices.


High School Diploma at Brunswick High School, Brunswick, MESep 2017 - May 2021

I've learned how to study for exams, how to do research, and how to write essays.


  • Knife skills
  • Food safety knowledge
  • Sanitation and cleanliness
  • Ability to follow recipes
  • Multitasking
  • Time management
  • Communication