EXECUTIVE CHEF POSITION - Local Multi-Unit Multi-Concept Group
Cantina Brands Inc Buffalo, NY
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
EXECUTIVE CHEF POSITION – Local Owned Multi-Unit Multi-Concept Restaurant Group
Local Hospitality Company is recruiting for an Executive Chef. The Executive Chef is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day culinary operations of the company and growing new concepts. The position ensures the highest quality for our customers. Must be versatile with multi-unit and multi-concept culinary operations.
The Executive Chef is responsible for hiring of all kitchen staff and their training / development through education and creative instruction. By ensuring standardization recipes and plate presentation for a la Carte venues and catered events, the Executive Chef and his culinary team are expected to deliver a memorable dining experience for all customers and clients. The Executive Chef is an advocate of outstanding service and understands the critical role that exceeding expectations has regarding the success of the operation. This person would need to be very well versed in menu development and overall execution of multiple stores. Quality and consistency are the overall number one priority. This is a very hands on position that will require working with the staff to ensure execution of prep, distribution and operational management and quality control each day.
The Executive Chef also assists in proper forecasting, cost controls and labor management. She / He coordinates the ordering and monitoring of all food and kitchen wares and the engineering of all menu items on multiple menu concepts to maintain the proper contribution margin.
> Culinary School Graduate
> Minimum of Two years’ experience as an Executive Chef or Five years’ experience as Sous Chef
> Has successfully led dynamic and high-volume culinary operations with multiple dining outlets
> Possesses characteristics that command a presence in the dining room
> Proven track record of team management, organizational and coaching skills within the heart of the House
> Solid understanding of a la carte and banquet revenue generation
> Has successfully led dynamic and high-volume culinary operations with multiple store outlets.
> Has strong management skills with verifiable strengths in inspirational leadership, financial performance, and people skills
> Has thorough knowledge of menu planning for both restaurants and banquets, providing modern and current food preparation based on a solid foundation of cookery; and can plan and execute high-volume buffet and banquet cuisine that exceeds expectations.
> Is a confident, proactive team builder with a history of attracting, developing and retaining high performing staff.
> Has a solid reputation as a high-quality chef, mentor, teacher, operator, and “game changer.”
> Organizes, prioritizes, delegates and follows-through with assignments.
> Motivates and maintains a cohesive team while managing and directing their performance.
> Promotes positive work relationships
> Manages change effectively.
> Has strong presentation skills.
> Comprehensive knowledge of expense control as it relates to the forecasting / budgeting of expenses
> Experience with purchasing and inventory systems
> Creative menu development skills
> Strong technical literacy, including Microsoft word and excel, payroll management and point of sale systems
> Superior client service skills and the ability to maintain poise under pressure
> Must be able to stand for long periods of time (8-12 hrs.)
> Some bending, twisting, squatting and lifting (up to 50lbs) will be required
> Must be available to work an average of 50 hours per week (varies greatly by season: peak season may cause a need for increased time, off season may require less time) including nights, weekends and Holidays
We operate primarily smaller, quick service style restaurants, with 2 digital express locations under development. Always looking for new opportunities, our ideal team member has a passion for the hospitality industry and drive to impact change!
Our belief is that by creating stable jobs with livable wages and benefits we can create a better experience for our customers, if this sounds like a team you want to join, fill out an application today!
Cantina Brands IncWhy Work Here?
Be a part of something different! We are growing fast in WNY and focused on top pay and benefits for exceptional team members.
Cantina Brands, a WNY based restaurant group operating three units with three more under development for 2021, began in 2016. Our group is centered around multi brand growth and we are always looking for new members of our team! We operate primarily smaller, quick service style restaurants, with 2 digital express locations under development. Always looking for new opportunities, our ideal team member has a passion for the hospitality industry and drive to impact change! Our belief is that by creating stable jobs with livable wages and benefits we can create a better experience for our customers, if this sounds like a team you want to join, fill out an application today!
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