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Culinary Arts Resume

Culinary arts resume or more appropriately, a chef resume is written by a person with genuine interest and knowledge in various food preparations. He could be a head chef or chef or trainee in the kitchen working around various spices, ingredients, and vegetables in order to cook various kinds of delicacies for his guests. Also, a culinary expert must know his way around the kitchen and should definitely know what should be exactly done to satisfy the appetite of the guests.

Skills-wise, he has to have a complete knowledge of various dishes and ingredients that go in them and needs to have a thorough knowledge on how to structure out multi-course meals, how to set up a menu, how to coordinate the activities with other chefs working in the kitchen, how to handle the junior kitchen staff (in case, he is the head chef), and how to meet the quality expectations.

In terms of education, he needs to have done a full-fledged course in hotel management from a recognized university.

Following are a few tips that will help you to write a suitable resume for the post of chef/ culinary expert.

Keep the length short - Anything you write in the resume has to justify its presence there with respect to the kind of job you are applying for. This is the reason why you should put only the relevant information in the resume about your work experience, educational background, skills, and other credentials. This will help you in drafting a crisp and to-the-point resume. This will be beneficial for you, as it will impress the recruiter with regards to your precision of information and regard for content.

Check for mistakes - It is always recommended that one checks his resume for any kind of mistake that he might have committed while writing it. These mistakes could range from general spelling mistakes to factual errors with regards to the recipient's or company's name, address, designation, or phone number. This is why, you need to proofread it once after you are done writing it. Since the resume is an important official document, that is, your first introduction to the company, you need to be extra careful about it.

Give proper headings to different sections - The one essential thing that you must do while writing your resume is to divide the information in different and clear sections with suitable and simple headings. These headings will guide the recruiter, while he reads the resume, to the desired information that he is searching for in each of the many received resume applications. This will make for an easy read and thus, a good resume.

Based on the above points, here is a culinary arts resume sample for your reference.

Gordon Kelly
411, H street, K Road
Los Angeles, CA-90007
(123) 456-5432

Career Objective:

To get the position of culinary artist in your hotel and, achieving that, suitably display my culinary skills (thanks to my years of industry experience) in the kitchen, thus serving each and every esteem customer of the hotel with the most exquisite and delectable dishes.

Profile Summary:

  • 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, while serving in the kitchen of a few of the most reputed hotels
  • Awarded the 'Best Chef' award by The Hilton Hotel in the year 2013
  • Experience of working with The Hilton Hotel, Hyatt, and The Grand
  • Well-learned skills in overall kitchen management

Skills Summary:

  • Excellent communication skills in English – written and verbal
  • Excellent kitchen management skills, including the overall management of all cooks and their work
  • Trained in multi-cuisine, authentic Chinese, French, Italian, and English menus
  • Supportive team player
  • Knack for sticking to the deadlines and ability to work in high pressure situations

Work Experience:

The Hilton Hotel
(2011 - 2014)

  • Functioned as a head chef in French cuisine department
  • Managed a staff of 9 subordinate chefs and worked together with them in upholding the food quality of all the preparations
  • Kept a check on the total cleanliness and punctuality on the part of the subordinates
  • Kept the floor manager in the loop


  • Cooked English menu and delivered the dishes on time
  • Provided training in French and Italian cuisines
  • Worked in close coordination with other chefs

Other Hotels where I have worked before:

  • The Grand, WA (2003 - 2007)
  • Ben's, LA (1999 - 2003)

Educational Background:

  • Master's Degree in Hotel Management (with specialization in Cooking) from XYZ University, CA in 1999
  • Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Management from University of California, CA in 1997


(Fill up this section with information related to any awards you have received in your professional field, any letter of appreciation, and some of the outstanding contributions made by you.)

This is how a culinary arts resume is written. Consider the important points given here and help yourself in drafting a resume that makes it to the forefront of the job competition.

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