James Beil

James Beil


Healthy meal recipes

Streamlining production

Ways to improve quality in service


A well rounded culinary professional with numerous years of experience within the industry, seeking a grill cook position that can utilize a passion for excellence in customer service and healthy foods.



Food Production

From preparing portions to ensuring a spectacular platter presentation, I approach all aspects of food production with only the finest quality in mind

Customer Service

Ensuring a quality and unique fine dining experience

Meal Planning

Planning quality, healthy, and delicious meals


Leadership trained and certified by the National Society of Leadership and Success   Currently hold Vice President position in the society at SIUE

Work experience

Work experience
2010 - Present

Grill Cook

Ruby Tuesday

Preparing portions for the morning rush, assisting the grill line during peak hours, and assuring quality service by perfecting platter presentation.

Trained over 20 new employees in the back of house team on the grill line, prep cook, quality service specialist, buffet attendant, and dishwasher.

Streamlined food production, cut food costs due to waste by 5%, and decreased “time to table” by 20%.

Coordinated store product orders for both front of house and back of house.

Developed an employee report system to increase effective communications between staff and management.

2010 - 2012

Waiter/Front of House Associate

The Pasta House

Actively listened to and executed patron's food orders.

Ensured quality food preparation and presentation for the grill line.

Assisted guests with choosing the perfect dish, drink, and dessert.

Provided knowledge about healthy food options and the ingredients within.

2006 - 2010

Grill Cook/Prep Cook

Cracker Barrel

Preparing portions for the morning rush and assisting the grill line during peak hours.

Unloaded store stock orders and organized storage systems.

2005 - 2008

Grill Cook


Whole meal preparation and production.

Reorganized storage systems.

Streamlined food production process.


Aug 2010 - Present


Southern Illinois University Edwardsville