A short order cook is required to prepare quick meals as per order requirements. Though restaurants also hire short order cooks, the position is more demanded at hospitals or school cafeteria settings. Like all other cooks a short order cook is required to perform other odd jobs associated with cooking including dish washing, cleaning work place and storing leftover food hygienically.

Though the position may sound a simple one, building a resume for the same is not a piece of cake. One needs to pay special attention to the manner in which responsibilities held in the previous role are stated. Just enlisting what you did isn’t enough. You need to start your bullet points with strong action words that describe what you achieved for the company you worked at.


Short Order Cook Resume Example



5422 Franklin Street ♦ Richmond, VA 87999
(004) 222-6677 ♦ sophia @ email . com


Performance Profile
Self-motivated, industrious culinary professional with extensive experience in maintaining kitchen work stations to catering for the dietary needs of customers. Proven ability to follow detailed instructions while complying with applicable health policies.

Core competencies include:

– Food preparation– Records maintenance– Sanitation
– Quality control– Rules compliance– Safety standards
– Customer service– Food storage– Equipment maintenance


• Validated an automated order taking system that catered for all dietary preferences and requirements and conveyed the patient’s order in detail beforehand allowing more time to make necessary alterations in the recipe
• Introduced innovative fried banana and peanut butter open sandwiches which were much appreciated for their nutritious value and wholesomeness and are an integral part of the cafeteria’s menu till date


Short Order Cook
Sunny Hospital, Richmond, VA | January 2012 – Present

• Coordinate with nurses regarding special dietary requirements of patients
• Interpret recipes and make amendments in same to replace certain ingredients with the ones suitable for patients
• Clean the work area properly
• Wash all dishes and utensils, sterilize if needed

Cafeteria Cook
St. Mary’s Boarding School, Richmond, VA | November 2010 – January 2012

• Prepared snacks and cooked quick meals for the students
• Carried out prep tasks before lunch and dinner hours
• Maintained stock inventory
• Served warm meals and collected payments


Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts | December 2011
Fine Dining Institute, Richmond, VA


• Well versed with HACCP Procedures
• Working knowledge of kitchen based electrical equipment
• Bilingual (Spanish and English)