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Samantha Lewis
Dayjob Ltd
120 Vyse Street
Birmingham B18 6NF
T: 0121 638 0026
M: 0121 638 0026


A highly motivated and capable professional cook with a real passion for preparing popular, healthy and nutritious meals. Having a ‘hands on’ approach to all areas of the kitchen and possessing excellent organisational skills and administrative skills. A quick learner who can effortlessly fit into a existing established environment, and also encourage junior staff  to achieve their best when preparing meals.

Looking for a immediate start and to join a busy and successful team where I can fulfill my potential and further advance an already successful career.


City Centre Restaurant
COOK     –    May 2008 – Present
Working in a busy and popular restaurant and routinely having to cook for up to 100 diners every night. Responsible as part of a team for cooking tasty, delicious and healthy meals for all diners.


  • Cooking and preparing a variety of fresh nutritious midday meals and other refreshments.
  • Supervising food service assistants and kitchen staff, organising their daily duties and monitoring performance.
  • Ensuring that appropriate levels of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained in the kitchen.
  • Washing, cutting and preparing food before it is cooked.
  • Taking into account the wishes of clients when planning of menus.
  • Making sure good nutritional standards are maintained when preparing meals.
  • Making sure that all food at point of delivery is of the highest quality.
  • Enquiring is any clients have allergies and then cooking meals accordingly.
  • Responsible for high standards of food, hygiene, and heath and safety.
  • Keeping an eye on the temperature of cookers and roasters.
  • Assisting the catering manager to price up menus.
  • Deciding what quantities are to be cooked and the amount of portions to be served.
  • Constantly checking the quality of the food being served to customers.
  • Checking staff to make sure they are wearing appropriate clothing whilst in the kitchen.
  • In charge of stock control for the freezers, pantries and store rooms.
  • Encouraging junior staff in their training and development.
  • Contacting suppliers and ordering vegetables, meats, kitchen and cleaning equipment.
  • Controlling stock rotation to ensure the kitchen and larder are always well stocked.
  • Preparing hamburgers, fresh food, fried chickens, steaks, pizzas etc.


Cooking competencies:

  • Experience of looking after babies right through to young teenagers.
  • Full knowledge of the Statutory Regulations contained in the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Comprehensive understanding of Food Hygiene Regulations.
  • Experience of high volume catering in a busy work place.
  • Detailed knowledge of seasoning and recipes.
  • Fully conversant with various cooking methods like boiling, baking, roasting and steaming.


  • Maintaining personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job.
  • Able to work as part of a team.
  • Relaxed personality with excellent communication skills.
  • Eager to learn new recipes and cooking techniques.


Food preparation
Attention to detail
Target driven


Evesham North University           2005 – 2008

BA (Hons)      Culinary Arts
Basic Food Hygiene Certificate. NVQ level 2 in Food Preparation
Certificate in Basic Food Hygiene

Coventry North College               2003 – 2005
A levels:     Maths (C)   English (C)   Physics (B)

REFERENCES – Available on request.



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