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Jamie Thomas

Wattle Tree Crescent
Franksville NSW 2560
0414 333 666
(02) 1111 2222


I am a passionate, creative and hard-working cook who loves to cook delicious modern Australian and Asian-influenced dishes. I have five years of professional cooking experience and would love to work in a small but busy kitchen that values team work, creativity and presentation, where I will be able to fully utilise my talents and abilities.


Franksville High School
Franksville, NSW
Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2006


Food Safety Australia
Franksville, NSW
Food Handlers Certificate
Graduated: December 2007

Work Experience

Dec 2007 – Present: Cook
Franksville RSL Club
Franksville, NSW


  • Food preparation
  • Cooking meals to order – on time and well presented
  • Assisting the head chef
  • Maintaining the highest standards of food and kitchen hygiene
  • Cleaning of the grill and benchtops
  • Maintaining and ordering supplies


  • Helped to improve the efficiency of the food ordering and storage system, resulting in less wastage and a nine per cent savings in food costs for the club
Jan 2007 – Nov 2007: Casual cook/waiter/bartender
Europe, NZ and Canada

Worked casual jobs in restaurants and bars while travelling throughout Europe, New Zealand and Canada.


  • Developed skills in cooking, waiting, bartending and general customer service for the international food/hospitality industry
  • Saved enough to fund my travels for one year
Mar 2005 – Jan 2007: Kitchenhand
Franksville, NSW


  • Food preparation
  • Kitchen cleaning and dishwashing


Food and wine
Travel and travel writing
Mountain biking


Sally Macmillan - Manager
Franksville RSL Club
Phone: (02) 1234 5678
Gary Smith - Owner
Smith’s Family Restaurant
Phone: (02) 2233 4455
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