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Sous Chef
Katella Deli - Bakery - Restaurant
4470 Katella Ave, Los Alamitos, CA 90720, USA
Katella Deli - Bakery - Restaurant hiring Sous Chef in Los Alamitos, CA

Katella Deli - Bakery - Restaurant hiring Sous Chef in Los Alamitos, CA

Katella Deli - Bakery - RestaurantMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($70k - $80k)
Expired: Mar 14, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

4 years


Job Details
As a Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing the culinary operations in a professional kitchen. Your expertise, creativity, and leadership will contribute to the creation and execution of exceptional dishes, ensuring an outstanding dining experience for guests. You will supervise kitchen staff, manage food preparation processes, develop menus, and maintain high standards of food quality, safety, and hygiene.
 
Key Responsibilities:
1. Food Preparation and Cooking: Prepare and cook a variety of dishes using various cooking techniques, ensuring exceptional taste, presentation, and quality. Ensure that all food items are prepared according to standardized recipes, portion sizes, and food safety guidelines.
 
2. Culinary Leadership: Provide guidance and supervision to kitchen staff, including sous chefs, line cooks, and kitchen assistants. Train and mentor staff members, fostering a positive and productive work environment. Lead by example and maintain high culinary standards throughout all food preparation processes.
 
3. Quality Control: Oversee all aspects of food quality, including taste, appearance, and consistency. Conduct regular inspections of food stations, monitor portion sizes, and ensure adherence to established recipes and plating standards. Address any quality issues promptly and implement corrective actions.
 
4. Inventory and Cost Management: Monitor inventory levels and assist in the ordering and purchasing of ingredients and supplies. Minimize waste through effective portion control, proper storage practices, and creative utilization of surplus ingredients. Work closely with the management team to optimize cost efficiency without compromising quality.
 
5. Food Safety and Sanitation: Ensure compliance with all food safety regulations and sanitation standards. Train and educate kitchen staff on safe food handling practices, hygiene protocols, and cleanliness routines. Maintain a clean and organized kitchen environment, regularly inspecting equipment for functionality and safety.
 
6. Collaboration and Communication: Foster open and effective communication within the kitchen team and with other departments. Collaborate with front-of-house staff, including servers and managers, to ensure smooth service and address any customer concerns or special requests.
 
7. Culinary Creativity: Continuously explore new flavors, techniques, and presentation styles to enhance the culinary offerings. Experiment with seasonal ingredients, create daily specials, and introduce unique dishes that showcase your culinary expertise and the restaurant's identity.
 
Qualifications and Requirements:
- Proven experience as a Chef in a professional kitchen environment.
- Culinary degree or relevant certification is preferred.
- Strong knowledge of various cooking techniques, culinary trends, and international cuisines.
- Excellent leadership and team management skills.
- Solid understanding of food safety regulations and sanitation practices.
- Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
- Exceptional creativity and a passion for culinary arts.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
 
Note: This job description provides a general overview of the responsibilities and qualifications for a Chef position. Actual job descriptions may vary depending on the specific establishment, cuisine, and management requirements.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($70,000.00 - $80,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Potential Bonuses


Required Skills

Safety and Sanitation

Food Handler Certification

Management

Cooking Methods

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