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Local Foods
1427 W Willow St, Chicago, IL
Kitchen Manager  at Local Foods
Kitchen Manager  at Local Foods

Kitchen Manager

Local FoodsMore Info

1427 W Willow St, Chicago, IL

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires on Mar 9, 2018

Requirements

3 years

Job Details

 

Cafe Manager

 

About Local Foods

Local Foods is Chicago’s first wholesale distributor and retailer of primarily local foods from the Midwest’s best farmers. We source and deliver the finest farm ingredients to consumers, restaurants, grocers, schools and institutions. Through our one-of-a-kind Bucktown distribution center, event space, retail store and cafe we bring the stories of producers to life. We started Local Foods to make it easy to eat local and farm fresh.

 

This job offers competitive salary based on experience. We offer a full benefits package; this includes very attractive day time hours with limited evening work.

 

Job Summary

The Kitchen Manger is responsible for managing our brunch and lunch cafe. This candidate must have strong cooking, leadership, and management skills, Sous Chef experience is preferred, or at least three years of experience as a line cook in a dynamic, customer focused, working environment. The flexibility to work with seasonal/local fresh ingredients. Additional responsibilities will include supervisory tasks including training, discipline, problem solving and creative development.

 

Essential Duties and Areas of Responsibility

Procurement

  • Assist with daily purchasing of food and supplies; maintain product quality while diligently finding best pricing

Research and development

  • Work with Marketing and Business Leadership to develop the menu, keeping in line with Local Foods philosophy
  • Work with leadership to develop classes, tastings, catering and in house events
  • Able to show financial knowledge when designing a menu or hosting an event or special catering.

 Safety and sanitation

  • Work with hourly staff to maintain proper sanitation and safety in the kitchen
  • Follow HACCP procedures for food safety and help maintain records
  • Take proper care of equipment and communicate with leadership when maintenance is required

Personnel management

  • Manage cafe staff for daily production
  • Work with management to ensure timely and safe food caterings and events
  • Enforce adherence to standardized recipes

 

 Requirements:

  • A minimum of 3 years as a line cook, sous chef experience preferred
  • Must have experience cooking from scratch
  • Must be open to feedback and coachable
  • Formal culinary training preferred
  • Excellent knowledge of food safety
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • One weekend day required

Compensation details

Benefits, Mostly day time hours

Required Skills

Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Safety Knowledge

Menu / Recipe Development

Customer service

Staffing / scheduling

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Local Foods

Casual Dining

Local Foods is Chicago’s first wholesale distributor and retailer of strictly local foods from the Midwest’s best farmers. We source and deliver the finest farm foods to consumers, restaurants, grocers, schools and institutions. Through our one-of-a-kind Bucktown processing facility, event space and retail store, we bring the stories of producers to life. We started Local Foods to simplify the way Midwestern farmers’ products are brought to market, and to make the best tasting local foods easy and accessible.