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Assistant Chef CV Template + Tips and Download

author Sobhan Mohmand, Career Expert         date 1 Jan 2021

Tip: Use the Assistant Chef CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

David Mann

12 Jubilee Drive
LS24 0UZ
Mob: 078 4334 4795       Email: [email protected]

Personal profile statement

I am a passionate, organised, customer-focused (Graduate) Assistant Chef who enjoys the day-to-day preparation and serving of food and drinks. I have worked in the hospitality sector since 2012 in order to do things that I enjoy the most; cooking and delivering excellent customer service to satisfied customers.


  • Covered Head Chef for 2 weeks in his absence (Roundtable Restaurant, 2013)
  • Completed a Degree in Cooking


2009 – 2012BA Food and Professional CookeryUWLDegree Classification: [2:1]

Relevant Modules:

  • Kitchen and Larder (64%)
  • Food Microbiology (59%)
  • Diet and Nutrition (73%)
  • Personal and Professional Development (66%)
  • Pastry 1 and 2 (65%)
  • Kitchen Techniques (60%)
  • Hospitality Business Management (70%)
  • Restaurant Food Production (69%)

2007 – 2009NVQ Level 3 in Catering and hospitalityFinley CollegeGrade achieved: Distinction

Relevant Units:

  • Food production and cooking (D)
  • Professional cookery (M)
  • Hospitality services (M)
  • Housekeeping (D)
  • Food and beverage service (D)

Work experience

Mar 2013 – PresentAssistant Chef         Roundtable Restaurant

Main duties performed:

  • Assisted chef in the preparation of food (such as dishes, salads and desserts)
  • Preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for customers
  • Plating and serving all the food in a delicious and professional standard
  • Cleaning the kitchen floor, table surfaces and front restaurant
  • Assisting the Head Chef with menu planning
  • Covering for the Head Chef’s duties and responsibilities in his absence
  • Demonstrating an in-depth knowledge of all menu to customers
  • Taking orders in person and on the phone.
  • Handling payments and operating the till
  • Dealing with customer complaints, compliments and queries
  • Performing stock rotation through the day
  • Operating kitchen machinery
  • Assisting in table cleaning and washing dishes
  • Recording and monitoring the temperature throughout the day
  • Ensuring that prepared dishes are presented aesthetically
  • Recycling food in an appropriate manner
  • Washing and preparing food before it is cooked
  • Enquiring with customers regarding allergies, preferences and special requests and preparing food accordingly
  • Inspecting food before it is served to customers
  • Cutting vegetables to be used for salads, soups and dishes
  • Liaising with suppliers to order vegetables, frozen food, meats etc
  • Ensuring Health & Safety and Hygiene standards are followed at all times

Dec 2012 – Mar 2013Catering Assistant             Top Tastes

Main duties performed:

  • Serving food and drinks
  • Assisting the kitchen staff with their duties
  • Performing date checks on a daily basis and removing out of date items
  • Setting up the kitchen in preparation for a shift
  • Maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene throughout the restaurant (including performing cleaning duties and waste disposal)
  • Assisting with the plating of meals to a very high standard
  • Ordering and maintain stock levels
  • Ensuring the kitchen is in an organised and tidy state


  • Catering: Professional Cookery VRQ Intermediate Diploma Level 2
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering


  • Excellent customer service skills at all times and in all circumstances
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Exceptional cooking and food presentation skills
  • An ability to stay calm under mounting pressure
  • A natural flair with ingredients
  • Attention to detail (particularly in food preparation and presentation)

Hobbies and interests

My greatest passion and strength is cooking; which is why I have chosen to make it my career and make a living out of it. I see preparing meals as a hobby since it is an evolving, dynamic process which is always full of delicious surprises. I also enjoy socialising with my family and friends and going to the cinema.


Mr Jacob Jenkins
Head Chef, Roundtable Restaurant
Address: 96 Moulton Road, Guthrie, DD8 1ZY
Tel: 0206 3179 4378
Email: [email protected]
Mr Charles Buckley
Kitchen Manager, Top Tastes
Address: 29 Milk Street, Staffing, IV51 5DZ
Tel: 0253 2352 3533
Email: [email protected]

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Top CV Tips and Guidelines

  • Having some level of prior experience in the catering industry is usually a requirement for this position so what do you do if you have got no experience? One thing you can do is find a job as an entry-level kitchen assistant and work your way up from there. Another option is to volunteer at a restaurant or hotel to not gain only experience but secure gain a good employment reference.
  • An Assistant Chef Job is all about Customer Service; ensuring that the customers are fully satisfied, at all times, with the food that has been prepared and served. Therefore: ensure that you do include this vital skill on your CV together with some real-world examples.

Good Luck!

Written by Sobhan Mohmand
Sobhan is a qualified Careers Advisor and Professional CV Writer with over 10 years of experience in helping job seekers get a job. He is a Member of the Careers Development Institute (CDI) and is listed on the official UK Register of Career Development Professionals. He holds a Level 6 Diploma in Career Guidance and Development (QCF).


    £15.000 – £35.000
    Relevant Work Experience
    38+ hours per week


  • Cooking
    Excellent cooking skills to prepare fresh and delicious dishes and from a variety of different menus
  • Communication Skills
    Ability to communicate effectively with both restaurant staff and customers
  • Attention to Detail
    Ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked when cooking, baking, preparing or presenting food
  • Creativity
    Ability to “think outside the box” and come up with new dishes and menus
  • Teamwork
    Working effectively with other kitchen staff in a fast-paced and busy working environment
  • Multitasking
    The flexibility to simultaneously handle different kitchen responsibilities when required

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