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Chef de Cuisine

Company Name:The Woodmark Hotel
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.
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
Position Description:Bin on the lake wine bar and restaurant is located on the shores of Lake Washington at the wonderful and classic Woodmark Hotel. Bin is a busy, upscale wine-centric hot spot offering 80+ wines by the glass paired with local and seasonal new American fare. A fantastic opportunity is available for the right accomplished northwest chef who is a rock start in the kitchen and a possible up &comer in the Seattle/NW restaurant community.

Bin is currently seeking a new Chef de Cuisine to lead Bin and the culinary team to the next level. The right candidate should:

-possesses above average knowledge and insight into food/wine pairing.
-have a culinary style in keeping with the restaurant's seasonal/Northwest/local/American Fare.
- be comfortable talking to the guests-they will focus some energy working the floor, shaking hands, kissing babies etc.
-be guest first-minded. This person should have no problem "buying-in" to the standards of brilliance (our promise to our guests); in fact, they should exemplify these qualities.
-understand that "special orders do not upset us" and should be able to cultivate that mentality within the culinary team.
-be invested in the financial success of the restaurant.
-understand the needs of a business and maintain a revenue capture mentality.

This is a managerial position with key leadership responsibilities. The successful candidate will role model the values and qualities described in our Mission-Values-Goals. The ideal candidate will be capable of leading their team to produce high quality food at a fast pace. We are looking for a person who understands our key competitive distinctions-someone who is probably somewhat competitive, but understands that while we take what we do seriously, we don't take ourselves too seriously.

(The Fine Print)

The ideal candidate should have:

-Strong knowledge of food and wine with particular emphasis on the areas of food preparation, presentation, and wine pairing
-Experience supervising a professional kitchen with responsibility for meeting established quality and quantity standards, production, and inventory management
-Minimum five years work experience in culinary positions in a variety of restaurant settings, including a minimum of two years of kitchen management
-The ability to model assertive hospitality to internal and external customers
-Accurate keyboarding skills; familiar with MS Word, Office Outlook, and Excel
-A current Food Handlers card
-Strong written and verbal communication skills
-Attention to detail and a passion for cuisine
Company Profile:It's a breathtakingly beautiful morning on the shores of Lake Washington at the 100 room Woodmark Hotel. Standing on the balcony of your Woodmark guest room, you watch the water gently lap the shore. Breakfast and the day's paper have just arrived. But there's no need to rush. You're only minutes from downtown Bellevue and Seattle. Close to everything you need, but far from the everyday. It's like having your own in-town lakeside retreat. Later, after a day of meetings or shopping, you savor a meal at one of our two lakeside restaurants, Beach Caf? and bin on the lake. Toast with newfound friends over a bottle of wine as the sun sets on the lake in a golden glow.
Welcome to the Woodmark Hotel, Yacht Club & Spa.
Job Profile:
Position: Chef de Cuisine
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Upscale Casual
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
Experience: 5 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): Washington
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