Grill Cook Resume Sample and Writing Guide

Updated on: September 15, 2020
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Put yourself in the shoes of a busy recruiter for a minute and consider that you have 2 Grill Cook job openings to fill within three days and have a pile of hundreds of resumes.

How much time would you spend on each? Definitely not more than 10-20 seconds.

What kind of resumes will grab your attention? The ones that highlight relevant skills in a non-cluttered and easy to read fashion.

Now keep the above points in mind as you build your grill cook resume.

First of all, make a list of the employer’s requirements. Now arrange your skills in the same order. Shortlist two or three most specific ones and incorporate these in the summary statement.

Use a format that is soothing to the eyes and enables quick manual scanning.

Below is a grill cook resume sample for your view and guidance in this regard.


Gregory James
560 Paradise Lane, Nashville, TN 54002
(004) 854-8523
gregory @ email . com


Repeated records of success in preparing quality food to ensure ultimate guest satisfaction.


Highly-creative and detail-oriented Grill Cook with a profound ability to follow recipes and take directions. Full command on a wide range of grill cooking techniques, effective in producing rare, medium-rare, and rare blue barbecued meats done to order. Expert in meat carving, butchering, and deboning.


• Enhanced the overall quality of the grilled food 50%, through the introduction of a creative rotatory grilling technique at the diner
• Developed various vegetable-based grilling recipes that made their way to the menu’s chef special
• Implemented WHO work station hygiene and sanitation guidelines


– Food Presentation
– Rotatory Grilling
– Barbecue
– Designer Cuts
– Recipe Development
– Food Marination
– Food Service
– Station Maintenance
– Equipment Handling


Grill Cook
BON APETIT, Nashville, TN | 5/2016-Present

• Set up the grill station in time for service
• Prep and marinate meat and vegetables to be grilled
• Cut and carve various mat cuts with delicacy
• Grill the items as per standard grilling procedures and use a thermometer to ensure the food is not under or overcooked
• Take safety precautions applicable to grilling equipment

Chef Assistant
TYSON’S DINER, Nashville, TN | 3/2007-4/2016

• Seeded and cut fruits and vegetables for salads
• Weighed out ingredients accurately as per recipe requirements
• Cleaned the kitchen surfaces and floor
• Stored leftover cooked and uncooked food hygienically for re-use
• Operated kitchen appliances effectively


A.A., Culinary Arts
ABC College, Nashville, TN 


• Excellent customer service orientation.
• Demonstrated numeric skills for doubling and dividing recipes to suit the required quantity.
• Track record of instilling creative twists in grilling techniques to incorporate variety in flavors and textures.

See also: Grill Cook Cover Letter