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Chef de Cuisine
3330 Brighton Blvd, Denver, CO, USA
Safta hiring Chef de Cuisine in Denver, CO

Safta hiring Chef de Cuisine in Denver, CO

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Full Time • Salary ($80k - $90k)
Expired: Aug 27, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Pomegranate Hospitality is looking for a Chef de Cuisine to join James Beard award-winning Chef Alon Shaya's modern Israeli restaurant, Safta. We offer competitive wages, PTO, paid benefits including medical, dental, vision, and disability, a monthly cellphone stipend, bonus program, dining comps, access to our Employee Assistance Program, and relocation assistance. 

Overview: The Chef de Cuisine’s role will be to manage the daily operations of the restaurant kitchen, providing professional leadership and direction to kitchen personnel. Ensure that all recipes, food preparations and dishes meet the restaurants commitment to quality. Maintain a safe, orderly, clean efficient and inspired kitchen that is driven by the use of the best quality, seasonal produce. The CDC will be reporting to the restaurants Executive Chef on menu creation, cost control and kitchen personnel. Above all the CDC must be passionate about creating delicious food, and leading a team-oriented environment. The CDC will work hand-in-hand with the General Manager of the restaurant to provide an outstanding experience for each and every guest.


Employee Relations:

  • Involved with the recruitment and retention of employees for all culinary positions including corrective action, training, and Employee morale 
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with all employees through a positive and team-driven work effort
  • Creating and implementing a weekly schedule to best suit employees strengths and weaknesses
  • Delegating tasks to employees 
  • Supervise staff for safety and cleanliness according to Health Department regulations
  • Train staff on cultural uniqueness and importance of specific dishes
  • Accommodate staff and guest requests and preferences whenever possible
  • Create activities to encourage menu participation across all Front of House employees
  • Leads and counsels employees on proper actions and attitude and takes preventative corrective action to address employee issues
  • Executes employee evaluations following guidelines and procedures set for the the Director of People and Culture


  • Develop, test, and implement new recipes and maintain quality and consistency in production and on the line
  • Control portion sizes according to costed recipes in both production and on the line
  • Engage the Pomegranate Hospitality community through food, producers and vendors


  • Creating and following a food budget, recognize sales trends, develop strategies, and adjust menu in order to maximize profit
  • Minimize waste of food, labor, and efforts to maximize profit and contribute positively to the environment
  • Maintain appropriate labor costs given the volume of business
  • Creating, monetizing, and monitoring an “End of Month” inventory
  • Costing recipes according to the precise standards set forth by Pomegranate Hospitality

Other Responsibilities

  • Organize and create packlists and products for special and offsite events
  • Work alongside FOH to ensure special events are accommodating to the guests’ preferences
  • Maintain appropriate pars and inventory for food, equipment and paper goods across the restaurant
  • Scheduling kitchen repairs and general equipment maintenance for longevity of restaurant
  • Expedite orders to line cooks and sous chefs during service

Experience / Skills:

  • High school diploma required, BA encouraged
  • 5-8 years of kitchen experience
  • 2-4 years of restaurant management experience
  • Excellent skills in knife-handling, wood-fired cooking, and knowledge in a wide variety of cooking techniques and terminology
  • Ability to speak Spanish is preferred
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. and stand for extended periods of time
  • Moderate computer skills (email, word-processing, spreadsheets, etc.)

If you are someone who is looking to be a part of an inclusive community of passionate hospitality professionals that want just to "cook, serve and be happy," then we invite you to apply. Please submit a resume to Jessica Speight at [email protected]

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($80,000.00 - $90,000.00)

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