Executive Chef for Upscale Off-Premise Catering Company
This position requires candidates to have a US work permit. Please do not apply if you are not legally able to work in the United States.
We are looking for an exceptionally creative and talented Executive Chef to oversee the culinary operation for Food Glorious Food, the off-premise catering division of CULINAIRE. From black tie to BBQ?.intimate dinners for 40 to catered affairs for 4,000, Food Glorious Food is the largest upscale catering company in Dallas.
As Executive Chef you will be responsible for:
? Designing, supervising, coordinating, and participating in activities of the culinary team and other kitchen personnel
? Teaching and training the culinary team
? Menu development
? Making presentations to clients
? Food purchasing
? Establishing and managing food and labor cost controls to insure a profitable operation
? Ensuring quality, consistency and creativity are at the highest level while maximizing the operation?s personnel and resources
Our ideal candidate will have:
Technical Requirements: ? Creative and innovative culinary skills ? Thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques ? Experience in production and execution of banquets and ala carte restaurant with emphasis on quality ? Good safety and sanitation habits ? Current and cutting edge knowledge on new products, presentations, and technical execution ? Strong inventory and cost controls ? Past experience developing production sheets and schedules, job duties, and timelines ? 2 or 4 year formal culinary degree from an accredited Culinary School ? 10 years of culinary experience with no less that 3 years as an Executive Chef or Executive Sous Chef at an upscale operation
Leadership Requirements: ? Proven leadership skills to achieve goals while maintaining a high expectation of standards in regards to quality and presentation ? Good communication skills and ability to inspire associates to achieve goals and advance careers ? Ability to build/sustain a team spirit and high moral ? Participative management style, lead by example ? A guest service attitude and be able to instill that in all employees
Managerial and Business Skills: ? Clear and concise written and verbal communication skills. ? Excellent organizational and time management skills ? Strong budgetary, forecasting, and cost control skills ? Ability to consistently produce profit expectations ? Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
CULINAIRE provides upscale food and beverage management services to a diverse collection of accounts including cultural arts centers, hotels, restaurants, private clubs, special event venues, zoos, and retail operations. We add value to our clients' enterprises by maintaining a distinctively high level of quality in our cuisine and service. We offer our associates an entrepreneurial atmosphere with continued growth and leadership opportunities. Our best managers have a passion for the industry and a strong desire to learn and take on more responsibility. We offer a competitive base salary plus bonus program rewarding successful performance as well as medical, dental, life, disability and life insurance, 401K with company match, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and vacation.