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Executive Restaurant Chef - Formal Italian DIning

Ocean Reef Club Key Largo, FL

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Ocean Reef Club is the premier luxury platinum private club within the United States; situated in picturesque Key Largo Florida. Located less than 1 hour from downtown Miami, Ocean Reef Club is constantly evolving to continue to offer the best experiences within our stunning 2000-acre property. The culinary team is composed of over 150 culinarians and the superior quality of our carefully sourced ingredients creates the perfect opportunity for creativity. SUMMARY: Seeking a polished, professional, knowledgeable and energetic in-depth Italian cuisine Chef to create elevated seasonal recipes and menus in a scratch kitchen. If you share our passion for quality, team development & great guest food experiences, we would love to speak with you. Will be part of the food and beverage leadership team who collectively make key strategic & operational decisions. JOB SPECIFIC: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to exceed each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or ability required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Create, and implement creative, well-executed authentic Italian menus for flagship restaurant Plan all menus consistent with traditional Italian scratch cooking Collaborates professionally with all staff members throughout the entire property To establish a high level of consistency in the preparation and presentations of all meals served To attend all FOH pre-meal meetings and conduct service staff tastings with daily specials or menu changes and assist with FOH trainings for complete menu comprehension. Coach, supervise, and assist sous chef, team of culinarians and stewarding associates in their daily work and assignments. Design and maintain adherence to all food inspection and receiving standards Ensure that kitchen team members have all required equipment and supplies Maintain excellent condition of all kitchen equipment, develop and maintain regular cleaning, inspection, & maintenance schedules. Implement recipe standards and costing for consistent, well-executed cuisine. Organizes, supervises, and ensures safe, efficient, and sanitary production of all menu items. Manage regular safety, sanitation and general tours of all kitchen and storage areas to ensure safe and efficient production and storage in accordance with all club standards and health regulations Conduct a daily kitchen meeting reviewing safety, sanitation, business levels, tasks and VIP reservations. Observe and supervise all kitchen and stewarding staff uniforms are worn properly while in the kitchen Forecast labor and food costs Create a weekly associate schedule based on business volume and budgeting guidelines, manage payroll Specific job knowledge, skill and ability Extensive knowledge of Italian cuisine, food products, recipes making, preparations and presentations. Extensive knowledge of artisan fresh pasta, stuffed pastas and sauces. Knowledge of operating wood-burning oven for pizzas, breads, pastas and other preparations. Capable of working and exceling in high paced kitchen with daily cover counts 250-300. Ability to write, and speak English to comprehend and communicate job functions. Profound knowledge of menu development, cost and wage controls. Ability to grasp, lift and/or carry any cooking equipment or any utensils up to 50 lbs. or otherwise push goods weighting a maximum of 100 lbs. with a cart. Supervise & organize a large staff, train all members within culinary operation, accomplish goals. Conduct meetings, menu briefings, interviews and disciplinary documentation as needed Ability to effectively interact with associates, members and subordinates some of whom will require high levels of patience tact and diplomacy and collect accurate information to resolve conflicts. Experience and Education Must have a minimum of 10 years’ prior experience as a Sous Chef and or Executive Chef position in an acclaimed upscale scratch Italian restaurant. Exceptional creative abilities, menu planning and execution. Proficient in use of MS Outlook, able to produce clearly written documents & reports using MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and other operating programs. Must have a minimum of 10 years’ knowledge and experience in managing multiple associates during different shifts. Certificates or Licenses Must be ServSafe Manager Certified or be Certifiable Culinary degree preferred, great experience and referrals are required. Ability to obtain any government licenses or certificates. What to Expect Cohesive & energetic team environment. Opportunity to grow, currently we operate 19 outlets for food and beverage. Excellent training and development opportunities. 401k / 50% match, medical, dental, vision, life insurance Cafeteria meal plan, discounted shopping, tuition reimbursement program. Personalized uniforms. Relocation available. Offer to live on property for up to 120 days at no cost. Paid Time Off. Generous base salary and high bonus incentives. Employment Type: Full Time Years Experience: 10 - 15 years Bonus/Commission: No

Ocean Reef Club


Key Largo, FL
33037 USA



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