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Executive Chef

Patrice and Associates Downers Grove ,IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 

EXECUTIVE CHEF

Reports to: General Manager Job Summary:

Responsible for creating and maintaining all menus and recipes used in the restaurant, and for the preparation, presentation, and service of these menu items. Also hires, disciplines and develops all kitchen staff.

Qualification Standards:

Prefer upscale/fine dining experience

Must have minimum $6 Million Annual Revenue Exp

Prefer a minimum of 5 years chef experience in a full-service restaurant or the equivalent

Must be referred to Vice President of Culinary Operations by general manager prior to appointment Must be approved for position by Vice President of Culinary Operations Must be willing and able to:

  • Meet personal schedule requirements punctually
  • Project a courteous, confident and flexible attitude
  • Get along with co-workers, Teammates and guests
  • Provide a clean, well-manicured persona that reflects the established image of the restaurant
  • Stand and/or walk for an entire shift
  • Safely transport items throughout all areas of the restaurant on a slick and uneven surface and stairs where applicable
  • Safely move about in all areas of the restaurant
  • Accept constructive criticism
  • Work a variable and flexible schedule which may include nights, weekends and holidays

Essential Functions:

Must be willing and able to:

  • Ultimate responsibility for Back of House payroll
  • Scheduling of chef management, line cooks and prep cooks
  • Ultimate responsibility to maintaining food cost controls
  • Managing and development of Executive Sous Chef, Sous Chefs, coordinators and cooks
  • Schedule, conduct and document management and Teammate reviews according to standing operating procedure
  • Practice, train, monitor and maintain sanitation standards, including state and local health guidelines
  • Interview, hire, develop, train and manage all prep cooks, line cooks, coordinators and back of house trainers.
  • Perform a daily “walk through” inventory to determine daily production and prioritize product utilization
  • Assign production duties to all kitchen staff
  • Identify and communicate inventory and equipment needs to ordering manager
  • Perform a lunch and dinner line check to ensure quality of all items
  • Track high cost items according to standing operating procedure
  • Determine weekly lunch and dinner specials.
  • Assign Teammate meals according to standing operating procedure
  • Assign food items for VIP appetizers and pass outs
  • Meet daily with sous chefs to coordinate and ensure production standards
  • Write agenda / Conduct shift cook meetings
  • Perform all responsibilities of each position in kitchen: sous chef, coordinator, pastry chef, saucier, line cook, prep cook, and steward functions.
  • Properly use, handle, clean, breakdown, and maintain all kitchen equipment
  • Maintain food quality standards including consistency and presentation
  • Coordinate proper food storage according to standing operating procedure
  • Communicate repair and maintenance needs to management
  • Uphold applicable policies and requirements of employment laws
  • Organize and conduct a weekly meeting with sous chefs
  • Follow termination procedures
  • Identify, address and document individual Teammate discipline problems according to standing operating procedure
  • Develop strategies to control food costs

 

Accountabilities:

Must be willing and able to:

  • Document appropriate information in Kitchen and Management Log Books daily
  • Review information in Kitchen and Management Log Books daily
  • Attend appropriate management meetings
  • Attend appropriate Continuing Education Seminars
  • Review pertinent reports and make appropriate adjustments
  • Maintain a well-manicured appearance and persona that reflects the established image of the restaurant
  • Read appropriate intercompany Memorandums
  • Be an active team player
  • Lead by example
  • Lead a team of co-workers and effectively delegate appropriate duties to achieve optimum service to guests
  • Manage trainees in a fair and equitable manner
  • Follow supervisor’s instructions
  • Work under more that average stressful conditions
  • Make appropriate judgement calls under stressful conditions
  • Be responsible for the material in the training manuals and the handbook
  • Adhere to standing documentation procedure of new hires
  • Direct Teammates in proper service techniques

Rules:

  • May not take or give away any unauthorized company property including food or beverage
  • May not eat or drink certain unauthorized items during a shift
  • May not work under the influence of alcohol or other mood-altering substances
  • May not keep any unauthorized items in personal locker
  • May not resort to any physical violence or harassing behavior

EOE – Equal Opportunity Employer

Company Description
Patrice and Associates is the recruiting engine that fuels the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industry. We are specialized recruiters for all restaurant, retail and hospitality jobs and we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands. We are working with one of the world's largest hospitality companies across six continents. They offer individual consumers and business customers a broad array of hospitality products and services as well as various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through their premier portfolio of world-renowned brands.

EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

Patrice and Associates

Why Work Here?

Potential Growth Opportunity, Great Company Values, Strong and Stable with Great Benefits

Patrice and Associates is the recruiting engine that fuels the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industry. We are specialized recruiters for all restaurant, retail and hospitality jobs and we have connections that build rewarding careers and grow great brands. We are working with one of the world's largest hospitality companies across six continents. They offer individual consumers and business customers a broad array of hospitality products and services as well as various accommodation alternatives and price ranges through their premier portfolio of world-renowned brands. EOE - Equal Opportunity Employer

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Downers Grove
Downers Grove, IL
60516 USA

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