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Executive Chef
Beach Plum Farm
140 Stevens St, Cape May, NJ 08204, United States
Beach Plum Farm hiring Executive Chef in West Cape May, NJ

Beach Plum Farm hiring Executive Chef in West Cape May, NJ

Beach Plum FarmMore Info

Full Time • Salary ($76k - $100k)
Expired: May 3, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years

Job Details

Position Overview: The Executive Chef at Beach Plum Farm holds a key leadership role, responsible for overseeing the entire spectrum of menu creation, costing, and the flawless execution of all food and beverage operations. This pivotal position demands a seasoned culinary professional with a passion for excellence and a proven track record in the culinary arts.

Being a Member of the Farm Team: At Beach Plum Farm, teamwork is not just encouraged; it is an essential cornerstone for any new chef aspiring to thrive in our culinary environment. The collaborative spirit among our culinary team fosters a dynamic exchange of ideas, allowing chefs to draw inspiration. Whether creating seasonal menus, executing special events, or coordinating with the agriculture team, effective teamwork ensures the seamless integration of farm ingredients into our culinary creations. The synergy among the kitchen promotes a supportive atmosphere, where knowledge-sharing and collective problem-solving contribute to the continuous improvement of our culinary offerings. Embracing teamwork at Beach Plum Farm is not only a professional expectation but also a recipe for success in delivering exceptional dining experiences for all our guests.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Agricultural Coordination: Coordinate and direct the agriculture team in planning planting schedules and requirements, fostering a seamless connection between the farm and kitchen.
Accurate Execution: Ensure precise execution of all Beach Plum Farm functions and events, maintaining the highest standards of culinary excellence.
Collaboration and Communication: Actively participate in departmental meetings and pre-shift huddles, fostering open communication and a collaborative work environment.
Recipe Database & Labor Management: Uphold an accurate and comprehensive recipe database, ensuring consistency and quality in every dish prepared.
Create schedules and monitor labor daily to reflect the goals of the farm and budget. Inventory Management: Conduct monthly inventories, demonstrating meticulous attention to detail in tracking and managing food and beverage supplies. 
Seasonal Menus: Implement proper rotation of food and food products to maintain freshness. Craft seasonal menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, showcasing creativity and a deep understanding of seasonal ingredients.
Farm-to-Table Dinner Menu Planning: Develop and execute special menus with precision and creativity, catering to diverse culinary preferences and dietary requirements.
Costing and Financial Acumen: Ensure accurate and timely costing of all special event menus, demonstrating financial acumen in menu planning. Flexibility and Composure:
Team Collaboration: Demonstrate cooperative and supportive behavior with colleagues and supervisors, contributing to a positive team culture.
Culinary Versatility: Exhibit proficiency in cooking within a structured kitchen environment and adaptability to "live-fire" cooking scenarios.

Minimum Qualifications:

Proven experience as a Chef De Cuisine or in a similar leadership role. Strong organizational, leadership, and communication skills. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Passion for culinary innovation and a commitment to delivering exceptional dining experiences.

Beach Plum Farm is an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary ($76,000.00 - $100,000.00)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program, Yearly Bonus

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Farm To Table

Farm, Casual Dining, Fine Dining, Cafe

Part of Cape Resorts

Beach Plum Farm is located less than two miles from Cape May’s historic downtown. Established in 2008 by owners Curtis Bashaw and Will Riccio, this working farm is open to the public and welcomes visitors from near and far.

Since 2008, Beach Plum Farm has grown to produce over 100 kinds of fruits and vegetables as well as chickens, eggs and Berkshire Hogs. The Farm provides produce and meats to local Cape May restaurants including The Ebbitt Room, the Blue Pig Tavern, the Rusty Nail, the Boiler Room, Louisa’s Café and more.