Skills to Put on a Resume for Food Service

Updated November 12, 2016

Defining who you are in a resume is perhaps the most challenging of jobs. How do you make sure that you are perceived as the best person to hire for a job? You make your skills obvious in a resume. The reason that a resume is divided into so many different sections is to make sure that each one of them tells a separate story. The skills section tells the story of you as a practical choice for a job.

However, it is not always easy to place skills in a resume. If you do not first self-analyze your skills, there is little chance for you to be able to write an effective skills section. And self-analysis takes up a lot of time and effort. Nonetheless, it is something that you have to do if bagging your dream job is your aim. Nothing can convince a hiring manager that you are “his type” more than the skills section in a resume will. Banking on your abilities to get a job (rather than experience) is the way to go forward. A skilled candidate is an almost hired one.

Once you have finished hooking the reader with your summary of qualifications or objective, it is time to move on to the skills section – before mentioning your achievements and experience. For a food service worker position, here is how skills can be mentioned in a food service worker resume:

Skills to Put on a Food Service Resume

• Exceptionally talented in setting up food service, kitchen and salad area facilities, equipment and utensils in accordance with specific area requirements.
• Track record of effectively and efficiently preparing raw food items by slicing, cutting, cubing and marinating meats, vegetables and fruits.
• Follow prescribed procedures in setting up hot and cold food lines and setting up steam lines to appropriate temperatures.
• Committed to ensuring cleanliness and sanitization of work areas to meet standards for both
• Special talent for determining specific foot rotation protocols and storing food items in appropriate containers.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare a wide variety of food items including soups, sandwiches and salads according to set recipes and preparation standards.
• Excellent skills in efficiently portioning and wrapping food items according to set protocols and procedures.
• Proficient in handling food waste management activities, with special focus on recycling items.
• Adept at operating a variety of kitchen utensils to weigh, measure, mix, wash, peel, cut, grind and knead food items.
• Unmatched ability to set up food stations with entrees, soups, salads, breads and condiments according to provided instructions.