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Jacob Job-Seeker
90 ABC Lane
Any Town, USA 99999
Home: (888) 888-8888
Cell: (888) 888-7777


Position as a Mess Cook


Accomplished cook; fast and creative; reliable and dependable employee


Mess Cook, 2000 to present:

High Seas Cruise Line, Any City, USA.

Cooked and served meals to the cruise line crew, including cleaning, cutting, and prepared meats, fish, poultry and side dishes. Also washed dishes and cleaned the galley and equipment and compiled the cost record of the foods ordered and used.

Assistant Mess Cook, 1998-2000:

High Seas Cruise Line, Any City, USA.

Assisted the primary mess cook with food preparation, serving, and cleanup following meals for the ship crew.


A.A. Culinary Arts, 1997
Any City Professional School, Any City, USA


American Association of Culinary Professionals

Member of the Year, 2005

NOTE: This Mess Cook resume is a condensed version of a full resume to serve as an example only. Always consider what the employer is looking for in the Mess Cook he hires. Tailor your resume to that company.