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An executive chef also referred to as the head chef or head cook. An executive chef’s job duties include managing the kitchen employees as well as directing the preparation of all meals in a restaurant or hotel. The chef reports to the food service director in the restaurant. Depending on the restaurant, the executive chef offers culinary instructions to the kitchen staff. In addition, he/she demonstrates culinary skills.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTION
Ensures high quality, palatable and well-presented foods are served
Develops menus to meet customer preferences, seasonal variances and cost objectives
Ensures employee practices meet HACCP and infection control standards
Enforces safety standards with team members. Ensures safety problems are corrected to prevent staff injuries.
Ensures sanitation standards are enforced. Implements and maintains routine cleaning procedures.
Assists in the planning and execution of catered events in conjunction with other team members.
May assume responsibility for the General Manager in his/her absence.
Communicates to staff regularly both formally and informally, holds daily production update meetings.
Is knowledgeable of Department of Health regulations and standards. Ensures team member practices comply with standards.
3+ years’ progressive culinary management experience
Associate degree in culinary arts preferred.
American Culinary Federation certification desirable
Ability to organize workloads and meet time deadlines.
Strong leadership and team management skills.
Event/catering experience helpful.
Proficiency with Microsoft software programs.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Lifting objects up to 50 lbs.
Bending, reaching and grasping.
Walking short distances
Exposure to high noise levels.
Exposure to high heat and humidity levels.
Standing for long periods on hard surfaces.
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Corporate Catering, Event Catering, Special Events Company
Part of Constellation Culinary Group
Formerly Starr Catering Group