Kristen Simmons

Barista/Cashier

Location 15h@2xGreater Chicago Area

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Summary

Objective
To obtain a job that allows me to showcase my unique skills, and work with others in a prospering environment.

Objective
To obtain a job that allows me to showcase my unique skills, and work with others in a prospering environment.

Work Experience
  • Barista/Cashier

    Peet's Coffee & TeaAlamo, CA, US
    Jun. 2016 to Oct. 2016 (4 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Brewing coffee, making drinks, running register, cleaning machines, restocking, making sandwiches and pastries

  • Server

    Leona'sChicago, IL, US
    Mar. 2016 to Jun. 2016 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Waiting tables, taking orders, running food, preparing salads and soups, restocking, seating tables, running cash machine, bussing tables.

  • Barista

    Barnes & Noble Cafe
    Mar. 2014 to Oct. 2015 (1 year and 7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Brewing coffee and other drinks. Baking sweets and making sandwiches, soups, etc. Stocking. Cash register. Customer service. Taking phone calls. Problem solving. Mapping and sweeping. Machine maintenance. Paper work.

  • Host / Hostess

    Red LobsterJackson, MS, US
    Jan. 2015 to Aug. 2015 (7 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Seating guests and keeping the restaurant in “rotation”. Customer service. Problem solving. Answering phone calls. Janitorial duties. Organization.

  • Hostess

    Red LobsterMemphis, TN, US
    Jan. 2015 to Jul. 2015 (6 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Seating guests and keeping the restaurant in "rotation". Customer service. Problem solving. Answering phone calls. Janitorial duties. Organization.

  • Hostess

    ChilisChicago, IL, US
    Oct. 2014 to Jan. 2015 (3 months)

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    Role & Tasks:

    Seating guests and keeping the restaurant in "rotation". Customer service. Problem solving. Rolling silverware and folding kids' menus. Janitorial duties. Organization.

Education
  • English Professional Writing
    Aug. 2015 to May. 2019

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    Still In Progress Degree • GPA: Still in Progress

    Summary

    Completing BA in English with a concentration in professional writing including editing, public relations, news and media writing, journalism, and publishing

  • Communications
    Aug. 2015 to Dec. 2019

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    Bachelor Degree Degree

  • General Studies
    Ridgeland High School
    Aug. 2011 to May. 2015

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    High School Diploma Degree

Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Food / Beverage Pairing

Time Management

Coffee Knowledge

List Creation

POS Maintenance

OpenTable or other

Customer service

POS Systems

Food / Beverage Pairing

Food Preparation Knowledge

Food Safety Knowledge

Conflict Resolution

Customer Service

Organizations & Volunteer Activity
  • Executive Board Memeber

    SISTERS
    Member • Sep. 2015 to Present

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    Summary
    Executive board member of SISTERS, an organization on UIC campus whose goal is to promote unity and create safe spaces for black women.
Interests
reporting, editing, reading, writing, customer service, problem solving, humanitarianism, metaphysics, COFFEE
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