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Executive Chef

Kansas City, MO | Full Time
2 Days Ago

Job Description

Description

 JOB OVERVIEW

Responsible for overseeing and executing the consistent preparation of innovative and creative cuisine of the highest quality, presentation and flavor, resulting in outstanding guest satisfaction, improved market share and increased covers and revenues. In accomplishing this standard, interviews, hires, trains, supervises, counsels and motivates the kitchen team while controlling production and food costs.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

· Reviews  and approves (adjusts as necessary) recipe files. Follows-up with culinary  staff and discusses ways of constantly improving the cuisine at the property.

· Uses a  variety of high quality food items that are creatively well prepared,  presented and flavorful in a cost effective manner.

· Reviews  and approves food orders from the central commissary for delivery (as required  for special order items).

· Frequently  review finished products for quality prior to leaving kitchen. Ensures that all foods, beverages, and  garnishes are consistent with established culinary standards.

· Oversees  the overall appearance, cleanliness and safety of the kitchen.

· Ensures  all equipment in the kitchen is properly maintained and in working order in  accordance with City/County Health Department and company standards.

· Troubleshoots  unexpected or unusual situations in the kitchen.

· Makes  sure all kitchen waste is disposed of properly.

· Oversees  all creation of menus, production, and ordering for special events.

· Prices  all menu, catering and seasonal items, specifying portion and prep quantities  while adhering to food and cost control guidelines.

· Develops  seasonal specials. Tastes and approves all seasonal menu and pastry items.

· Schedule  and conduct product taste panels with Food & Beverage Management (as  required for new products).

· Must  be willing and able to take part in culinary events and competitions.

· Ensures  that food costs meet budgetary goals each week in all operations by  establishing purchasing specifications, product storage and usage requirements  and waste control procedures.

· Discusses  daily food cost reports with key kitchen and F&B staff.

· Ensures  that invoices are coded and prices are updated weekly.

· Maintains  and monitors kitchen payroll in conjunction with business forecasts and the  budget.

· Interviews  and hires employment applicants for kitchen associate positions. Request and  implement staff adjustments as needed (additions, terminations, rate changes,  etc.).

· Reviews  weekly schedules to meet forecasts and budgets.

· Trains,  develops, and motivates culinary staff to meet and exceed established food  preparation standards on a consistent basis. 

· Displays  exceptional leadership by providing a positive work environment, counseling  employees as appropriate, and demonstrating a dedicated and professional  approach to management.

· Delegates  as appropriate to develop supervisors and subordinates to accept  responsibility and meet clearly defined goals and objectives.

· As  part of the management team, displays an attitude of loyalty, dedication,  confidentiality and a willingness to cooperate with other team executives and  staff. Accepts projects and  responsibilities as assigned by the GM and completes in a timely manner.

· Remains  at all times appropriately groomed per company grooming standards and wears the  uniform provided.


Requirements

· Proven  record of culinary accomplishments by recognitions personally achieved.

· Must  possess basic reading, writing, mathematical, & computer skills.

· At  least 5 years’ high-volume cooking experience with extensive knowledge in fine  dining.

· At  least 3 years’ experience as an Executive Chef for a hotel or fine dining  restaurant.

· Strong  interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills involved in culinary  training.

· Leader,  trainer and motivator of staff

· Even-tempered  and maintains a reputation for consistency and fairness

· Organized;  able to meet deadlines

· Good  judge of people and situations

· Focused  with ability to handle many details and heavy volume of events

· Neat,  well-groomed and highly professional

· Exceptional  guest/customer service skills

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