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Matt Bearden

3205 Rhonda Dr., Jonesboro, Arkansas, 72404, United States

(C) 870-253-9872,


Skilled Kitchen Manager with seven years experience in high volume restaurants. Job skills include food and beverage ordering, kitchen training, budgets, applicant screening and hiring, prep work, labor management, payroll, scheduling, safety and sanitation. Also familiar with the Front of House, including dealing with guest issues, nightly cleaning and organization, closing duties, and end of night money drops and procedures. 


Work Experience

Grill Cook (01/10/2011 – Present)

Skilled at working the grill, saute, and expo stations.

Last Employer: James Best's Skinny J's

Contact Person: James Best 870-275-6264

Responsibilities: Preparing steaks, sandwiches, hamburgers, and other items off of the flat top and saute grills, and coordinating plateware for guest presentation.

Kitchen Manager/Line Cook (04/02/2007 – 01/09/2011)

Labor management, food and beverage ordering, par levels, prep sheets, hiring, training and development, budgets, scheduling, safety and sanitation, and health inspections. Also great at multi-tasking and working long hours. Communication with Front of House manager to run a successful restaurant.

Last Employer: Outback Steakhouse

Contact Person: Jerry Stennett 870-910-5600

Responsibilities: Responsible for labor management, food and beverage ordering, par levels, prep sheets, food preparation, hiring, training and development, adhering to budgets, scheduling, safety and sanitation, and internal health inspections. As a Kitchen Manager also had to be familiar and work Front of the House shifts. Familiar with closing duties, daily and weekly cleaning, organization, and money dropping/end of the shift procedures.

Accomplishments: Started as a grill cook, promoted to assistant kitchen manager and then Kitchen Manager.

Line Cook (09/15/2004 – 04/01/2007)

Prepared salads, worked fryers, also grill, saute and plate coordination. During slow hours was responsible for multi-tasking and working multiple stations at once.

Last Employer: Colton's Steakhouse

Contact Person: Kathy Wallace 870-530-9032

Responsibilities: Making salads, appetizers, and desserts. Running the fry station, saute station, and grill station cooking steaks, seafood, and chicken. Also worked expo and coordinated food selling in an orderly and timely manner.

Accomplishments: Started out making salads and worked my way down the line and ended up working the grill station on weekends and other busy nights.


Establishment: Arkansas State University

Degree: Undecided

Education Period: 08/21/2006 - 12/07/2007

Average Grade: 3.0

Details: not currently finished.

Establishment: Jonesboro High School

Degree: General

Education Period: 08/18/2003 - 05/20/2006

Average Grade: 4.2

Details: High School Diploma


Labor management, food and beverage ordering, par levels, prep sheets, hiring, training and development, budgets, scheduling, safety and sanitation, and health inspections.

Computer Skills: All Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook, online food and beverage ordering and online scheduling.

Foreign Language Skills: spanish

Additional Information

Willing to work long hours, very motivated, team oriented, people person, great communication skills, strong leadership skills, positive reinforcement, believe in coaching and teaching other employees in doing their tasks more efficiently.

Conferences or Courses: Monthly Food and Beverage Teachbacks at corporate and store level, Weekly development meetings at store management level


Very interested in cooking, being organized, being outgoing, going to concerts and music festivals. Reading, crossword puzzles, basketball, football, fishing, and working on computers.