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Chef de Cuisine
Id Est Hospitality
3601 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO
Id Est Hospitality hiring Chef de Cuisine in Boulder, CO

Id Est Hospitality hiring Chef de Cuisine in Boulder, CO

Id Est HospitalityMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($75k - $90k)
Expired: Oct 18, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

4 years

Job Details

Hey Kiddo Chef de Cuisine
Compensation: $75,000 to $90,000 a year

Id Est Hospitality Group is hiring a Chef de Cuisine to oversee all aspects of back-of-house operations at Hey Kiddo, their newest Denver-based concept set to launch in November. This position will require an individual with strong leadership and organizational skills, along with experience in adhering to and managing a budget. The CDC will be held accountable for a wide range of responsibilities that fall within the scope of culinary leadership, team management, and financial operations. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Directs kitchen operations and culinary strategy with the overarching goals of maximum profitability and quality and minimal food waste.
  • Develops seasonal dishes and prepares large menu changes. This includes recipe research and development, training chefs, and making adjustments when necessary.
  • Seeks and vets new vendors that adhere to IE’s food sourcing ethos of regenerative agriculture, sustainable development, and supporting local communities while balancing food costs. Maintains positive relationships with current vendors and farmers. 
  • Establishes purchasing and inventory standards that ensure maximum efficiency in terms of minimal waste and unnecessary inventory expenses. 
  • Ability to interpret and analyze financial documents including budgets and P&L reports.
  • Ability to identify and resolve financial issues and meet goals set by leadership and accounting teams.
  • Participate in the hiring, training and development, scheduling, evaluating, and termination of employees.
  • Use effective people management techniques to serve as a pillar of IE restaurant leadership - maintain FOH and BOH engagement and excitement. Serve as a mentor and coach to all employees and work in coordination with FOH leaders to drive cohesion among all employees.
  • Manage kitchen staff to ensure all culinary operations are executed correctly and efficiently. This includes assigning tasks, task planning, and supervising staff.
  • Ensure all FOH and BOH staff adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations.
  • Ensure full compliance with health department standards and regulations.
  • Ensure all equipment is in proper and safe working order. Scheduling and maintaining routine maintenance schedules and other maintenance as needed. 

Candidate Requirements: 
  • 5 years of chef experience, including 2 years of management experience.
  • Experience in a high-caliber environment with high expectations.
  • Proven culinary excellence. Experience in casual and fine dining settings.
  • Diverse culinary experience, specifically with woodfired cooking techniques.
  • Proven leadership experience that includes managing, developing and training, mentoring, and coaching a culinary team.
  • Availability to work onsite with a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to exert well-paced mobility for up to 8 hours, standing or walking in a restaurant environment.
  • Ability to operate commercial equipment including stand mixers, ovens, torches, etc.

More about Id Est Hospitality: Id Est Hospitality group, I.E. for short an example of is led by Chef Kelly Whitaker. We strive to be exemplary in the world of hospitality. We own and operate Basta, The Wolfs Tailor, Bruto, Dry Storage Bakehouse, and Dry Storage Mill. We are more than a food and beverage company, we want to be a movement. Inside our restaurants, we utilize high skill sets, strong work ethic, and passion to provide authentic restaurants that are creative, fun, relevant, and sustainable. We focus on creating restaurants with soul by acting with care, thought, and precision to ensure every moment and every touchpoint is done right. We hope that outside our walls, the greater community feels the influence of our work by drawing a connection between our internal excellence and our higher mission to impact people and the planet.



Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($75,000.00 - $90,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Dining Discounts

Required Skills

Kitchen Management

Ordering / Purchasing

Menu Development


Team Management


Inventory Management

Team Development and Training



Cost Management

Organizational Skills

Vendor Management

Financial Management

Can Lift Up to 50 Lbs

Industry Trends Knowledge

Woodfire Cooking

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