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Chef de Cuisine
Poca Madre
777 I St NW, Washington, DC 20001, United States
Poca Madre hiring Chef de Cuisine in Washington, DC

Poca Madre hiring Chef de Cuisine in Washington, DC

Poca MadreMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Dec 14, 2018

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2 years

Job Details

James Beard Chef, Victor Albisu seeks creative and talented chefs for his new Chinatown fine dining concept.  Poca Madre is a modern take on Mexican cuisine.  We are seeking talented culinary professionals to join our team.  

Chef de Cuisine JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position Summary: Leads the successful day-to-day operations of the restaurant from a culinary standpoint. Trains, develops, and supports kitchen team members, provides exceptional customer service, ensures food quality and safety, and maintains budgets set by the Director of Operations.


  • Leading the restaurant team in successful day-to-day operations
  • Ensure that all menu items are made according to recipe and presented to our quality standards
  • Maintaining a clean restaurant with excellent quality food and customer service
  • Successfully communicating company changes/focus to the team
  • Ensure the restaurant operates efficiently and effectively within the Company’s fiscal and operational guidelines.
  • Ensure all safety and security systems and procedures are followed to ensure safety of employees and guests.
  • Support and implement Company local store marketing programs 
  • Responsible for the physical maintenance of the kitchen.
  • Utilize food production and inventory tools
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all recipes, products and production procedures.
  • Ensure established standards of food safety and sanitation are maintained.
  • Respond to guest comments and criticism in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Responsible to maintain labor efficiency ratios to ensure guest service and cost effectiveness.





  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with all restaurant personnel
  • Ability to speak clearly and listen attentively to guests and employees
  • Food Safety knowledge
  • Food production standards
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good math skill
  • Good training and coaching skills
  • Must have a valid drivers license & dependable transportation
  • Possess a current Food Safety Manager Certificate
  • Basic Computer skills


Compensation details

Benefits, discretionary bonus

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Culinary Menu / Recipe Development

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards


Fish Cookery

Fish butchery

Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Handlers Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Food Styling


Meat Cookery

Molecular gastronomy

Ordering / Receiving


Sauce Development



Servesafe Certified


Staff education / motivation

Ticket Management

Up to 100 covers a night

Vegetable cookery

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