ABOUT THE ROLE:
As Chef De Cuisine, you are responsible for all culinary oversight in our scratch based kitchen operation. You serve as the culinary nuts-and-bolts in our restaurants while managing and staying accountable for your team of culinarians. As an extremely efficient individual with a passion for executing food excellence and hospitality, you run a strong kitchen by showcasing advanced business and culinary acumen. You own and take pride in order/inventory management, prep management and health and safety standards within the four walls of your restaurant. You are the subject matter expert in your areas of focus in the kitchen and serve as a vital resource for your team and peers. In our operation centered around innovation, you are always looking at food quality, cost, and training as data-points for you and your team to grow.
Staying organized and detail-oriented in a fast paced environment is key to your role as Chef de Cuisine. We are constantly evolving our menu and testing new initiatives to improve the business operations . You will effectively multitask and train your culinary team through the day-to-day shifts, to ensure your team is well equipped to execute anything and everything on our menu. Developing your team by role modeling while delivering excellent service to our guests is integral as we work towards a better food future.
ABOUT THE TEAM:
Our Restaurants run using a traditional brigade system. As Chef de Cuisine, you are the second in command. You report directly to the Chef Operator and the Sous Chefs and Chefs-in-training report directly to you. You work collaboratively with the other restaurant leaders to ensure the restaurant team is well trained and organized to provide guests with an experience that goes beyond a great meal. DIG is determined to rebuild the food system, and we couldn't do it without you.
Salary Range: $67,000-75,000/year quarterly bonus potential
Our salary ranges are rooted in the desire to pay competitively relative to our organization size and industry, reflecting just one part of the total compensation package; additional components include quarterly bonus potential, healthcare benefits, various work perks (commuter benefits, free lunch) as well as opportunities for continued growth at DIG.
Individual compensation decisions are determined by factors that include skills-based qualifications, prior work experience, and balancing internal equity relative to other DIG employees. We expect the majority of candidates who are offered roles at DIG to fall healthily within the ranges based on these factors
WORK PERKS: Aside from your the standard job description fare (competitive salary, medical, dental, vision) we also offer:
At Dig Food Group, we’re building a better food system for everyone by sourcing, cooking and serving delicious food everyday. Nine years in, we’ve grown to more than 30 fast-casual Dig restaurants, opened our first full-service restaurant, 232 Bleecker, partnered with 130 farms including our own Dig Acres, and taught thousands of people how to cook (really cook) in our kitchens.
To do this, we’ve built direct and real relationships with farmers. We don’t just name check them on our menus -- we’re true partners in their businesses. We focus on farmers who are independent, first-timers, women, immigrants, LGBTQ and people of color. These relationships allow us to get the best ingredients all year round and change our menu based on what is growing in the fields.
Each restaurant is run by a chef and all our food is cooked on site. There are no microwaves, can openers or freezers, just an entire culinary team at every location, cooking vegetables all day. This requires training a whole generation of chefs and cooks from the ground up, including many who have never worked in a restaurant before. Knife skills are life skills.
We’re not here to disrupt anything or become a platform. We run our business on good food and great people. From sourcing to serving, our mission is to create a better food system for everyone. That means a world where farmers can make a living growing food, anyone can learn to cook, and we can all eat well, together.
DIG believes in the power of a shared table to bring people together as we are committed to building a culturally inclusive team. Diverse candidates encouraged to apply.
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