Food Preparation Worker Resume Sample

Updated on: September 26, 2021

Attempting to write a Food Preparation Worker resume (or redo an existing one) can be nothing short of true horror if you do not know just what it is that makes resumes successful.

Knocking the socks off a prospective employer is what you need to do if you want to reach the interview stage.

Let us take the example of a food preparation worker. Usually working in the background, it can be quite a feat trying to look useful in a resume.

However, a food preparation worker is extremely useful in a culinary environment and needs to show that he is through a resume.

Here is a sample resume for a food preparation worker position that you can refer to before you begin writing your own:

Food Preparation Worker Resume Example

Helen Frost
782 Carolina Ave, Chicago, IL 52144
(000) 999-9999
[email protected]


Seasoned food preparation worker with exceptional knowledge of handling “back end” work duties. Deep insight into preparing meats, vegetables, and fruits along with concocting exotic desserts. A proven team player with a demonstrated ability to prepare food items for a variety of cuisines including French and Chinese.

• Well versed in operating food handling equipment such as ovens, warmers, and refrigerator storage cabinets.
• Comprehensive insight into preparing exotic desserts, salads, and molded fruits.
• Able to perform backend food preparation duties in accordance with food hygiene and safety protocols.

• Attended to 300 restaurant patrons’ food preparation and cooking needs in the absence of the head chef.
• Decreased food wastage costs by 50% by implementing an “Order as Much as Needed” policy.
• Increased restaurant patronage by 40% by introducing Yummy Tummy, a Welsh sweet dish.
• Reorganized food storage system by introducing the age-old pantry system which decreased food spoilage.


Food Preparation Worker
Butler’s Cafe, Chicago, IL 
6/2015 – Present
• Prepare meats, vegetables, and fruits by cutting, chopping, slicing, and dicing them.
• Put together food items to create menu dishes such as salads, soups, and desserts.
• Handle food inventory and storage duties by ordering, counting, validating, and storing food items.
• Package take away food items in proper containers.
• Portion food items properly and place them on plates and platters in an aesthetic manner.
• Place food trays and platters over food warmers so that they can be served hot.
• Weigh and measure ingredients to ensure proper usage of materials.
• Wash, peel and cut various food items to be used in cooking or baking.
• Rotate food items in storage and throw out any items that are expired.
• Create special dressings and sauces to be served alongside main food orders.
• Clean kitchen, counters, and food preparation areas.

Kitchen Helper
Cooked Daily, Chicago, IL
1/2009 – 5/2015
• Assisted in preparing food items by peeling, cutting, chopping, and dicing meats, vegetables, and fruits.
• Cleaned countertops and ensured general cleanliness of the kitchen area.
• Provided support in preparing main orders by handing platters and arranging food items aesthetically on them.
• Loaded soiled dishes into dishwashers and wiped them dry so that they can be stored.
• Maintained the appropriate levels of food items in stock.
• Distributed orders to waiters along with special instructions regarding table numbers and spice levels.

Hamilton High School, Chicago, IL, 2008

• Food Preparation/Storage
• Safety and Sanitation
• Diet Planning
• Spoilage Prevention
• Portion Handling
• Time Management
• Food packaging
• Ingredient measurement
• Stocking and Inventory
• Soups/Sauces Preparation


“Helen has a demonstrated ability to read, comprehend, and follow instructions. She is a proven communicator who has a strong desire to work in a fast-paced environment …”
– John Doe, Country Manager, Cooked Daily, Chicago, IL