A Chef, also known as a head cook, is in charge of kitchens, overseeing the preparation and cooking of food.
The ideal candidate possesses a background in hospitality and is passionate about guest services, accountability, and driving results.
A Chef oversees a restaurant's kitchen by managing other members of the food preparation team, deciding what dishes to serve, and adjusting orders to meet guests' requests. May assist in prep work, such as chopping vegetables, but more often will be involved in cooking specialty dishes. Chooses ingredients and designs a menu based on the seasonal availability of food items. Creates unique dishes that inspire guests to come back, again and again, to see what is new in the restaurant.
- Planning menus
- Ensuring food quality and taste is of the highest standard
- Managing inventory of stock and ordering raw materials
- Controlling budgets and minimizing wastage
- Maintaining health and hygiene in the kitchen
- Organizing duty roster of the staff
- Training and developing staff
- Direct, prepare or supervise cooking and other food preparation activities on a daily basis
- Meet with customers as needed to arrange menu items and negotiate prices
- Inspect cooking equipment, supplies, work areas, and ingredients to ensure constant conformance to regulatory standards
- Record keeping
Qualifications and Education Requirements
- 6+ years experience in culinary operations
- 3+ years management experience as a Restaurant Chef or Hotel Chef
- Expertise in menu planning, writing, and costing.
- Knowledge of food safety and handling is required.
- Preferred; computer proficient with MS Office and other food & beverage-specific software applications.
- Able to meet the physical demands of the job
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
- Ability to manage the kitchen and restaurant as needed
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