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Creative chef with 4+ years of experience. Seeking to produce creative and intriguing cuisine at The Respectable Ocelot Restaurant. At Geroux's BBQ, managed kitchen operations with team of 11 staff. Performed menu redesign resulting in 170% more business. 5-Star rating in Philadelphia Magazine. Slashed food waste by 70%.
Geroux's BBQ, Philadelphia, PA
Managed kitchen team of 11 staff members.
Redesigned menu, resulting in 170% more business.
Received 5-star rating in Philadelphia Magazine writeup.
Recruited and trained 7 staff members with 90% employee retention.
Reorganized kitchen flow for 40% efficiency increase.
Reduced food waste 70% by connecting with local farmers for farm-to-table sourcing and scrap re-use program.
Bourbon Landing, Philadelphia, PA
Redesigned cheese steak sandwich, winning a spot in the "Best Philly Cheese Steaks in History" guide from Philadelphia Magazine.
Prepared lunches in 20-table restaurant during busy shifts.
Reduced food costs 10% through better vendor management.
AA Culinary Arts, Community College of Pennsylvania
Completed 400 hours of on-the-job experience.
Recognized by professor for attention to detail.
ServSafe Food Safety Certification
Certified Master Chef, ACF
Member, American Culinary Federation.
Member, National Barbecue & Grilling Association
Mentor 15 ACF members in food safety and menu design.
2019 - Virginia Farm to Table Conference - led servant leadership panel.
Hard Skills:Counseling, creating treatment plans, assessment, Mandt system
Soft Skills:Interpersonal skills, communication, active listening, empathy
Here’s how to write a chef resume restaurant managers will love:
Where & what you’ll do (produce creative cuisine at The Respectable Ocelot)
Best chef moments (170% more business...)
Job skills (kitchen management, menu design...)
Your summary belongs at the top, but—
Write it last for best results.
See these executive chef resume examples:
Chef Resume Summary—Example
The second of those chef resume samples says, “I’ve got the skills.”
But the first shows you managed a kitchen staff of 11, got 170% more business, and cut food waste 70%.
Those details matter to restaurant managers.
What should you do in an entry-level resume for chefs?
Same same, with whatever job you have.
See this sous chef resume sample:
Sous Chef Resume Objective
Mystery meat anyone?
The second of those sous chef resume examples says you’re good at menu design and working busy shifts. The first shows you’ve done it.
Expert Hint: The average chef salary is only $34,559. To get into a higher paying chef job, grab the restaurant manager with the best resume summary you can write.
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Tom Gerencer is a career advice writer and a resume expert at ResumeLab. Tom has been featured on BBC News, NBC, The Economist, Business Insider, Fast Company, and dozens of other outlets. His insights, commentary, and articles reach over a million readers every month. With inside knowledge of key industry players and in-depth research, Tom helps job seekers with advice across all professions and career stages. Tom holds a degree in English from Colby College.