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.
-Partner with the Chef to create a cohesive team within the kitchen.
-Maintain a positive presence within the kitchen and restaurant.
-Serve as a role model and member to the management team.
-Support all decisions made by the management team and present a united front to the staff.
-Assist the Chef in setting appropriate prep levels and managing production.
-Be knowledgeable and able to perform in any line position as needed.
-Manage production of special items, soups and intensive menu items.
-Be able and expected to offer guidance and direction to the line cooks on a continual basis, in particular to the execution of the food for large private parties.
Assist the Chef in all administrative duties including but not limited to:
scheduling, ordering, new employee orientation, training and documentation (i.e., employee evaluations, write ups, new hire packets and separation notices) Quality Assurance & Sanitation
-Oversee the strict adherence of Graces Restaurant Group (GRG) standards of quality for food served to include:
oFreshness oProper handling & storage oProper use of techniques and cooking procedures oTaste oPortion Size oPresentation
Financial & Profitability:
-Responsible for working with the rest of the management team to maximize sales and optimize profits through the management of food and labor cost.
-Participate in P&L review meetings in order to gain an understanding of everyone's role in the financial success of the restaurant.
-Partner with Chef on monitoring daily labor reports and minimizing overtime, weekly assessments on food cost based on purchases.
-Develop strategic systems to reduce costs in the kitchen.
Since opening his first restaurant, Amada, in 2005, Chef Jose Garces has emerged as an enormous talent and one of the nation's most gifted young chefs. He has opened five additional restaurants, in both Philadelphia and Chicago; authored a stunning cookbook, Latin Evolution (Lake Isle Press, September 2008); won the James Beard Foundation's prestigious "Best Chef Mid-Atlantic" award 2009; appeared on Food Network's Iron Chef America; and won the most recent season of The Next Iron Chef, making him one of just six chefs in the country to hold the prestigious title of Iron Chef America.
We are a family of proud, passionate professionals who collaborate to tell a story, one plate at a time. We are fluent in multiple culinary languages. We take delight in translating-serving as guides and inspiring our guests to explore their tastes. We are driven to ensure every visit is an unforgettable journey and every dish a transformative experience.
Garces Restaurant Group offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package, career development and advancement, paid time off, and invaluable industry experiences.