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Catering Kitchen Director
Company Name:StarChefs.com
  
Applicants to this position must reside within a 90 mile radius of the property.
 
Position Description:StarChefs.com 2013 International Chefs Congress (ICC) will take place September 29 ? October 1 in New York City and is one of the most exciting professional culinary events in the US. ICC is a three-day culinary symposium where more than 140 of the world's most influential and innovative chefs, pastry chefs, mixologists, and sommeliers present the latest techniques and culinary concepts to their peers. Play a key role at this year?s ICC!

Description
The Catering Kitchen Director will run the catering kitchen and prep areas leading up to and throughout the entire event. This role will include overseeing the prep for chef demonstrations, hands-on savory and pastry workshops and support the exhibitors in the Chef Product Fair. This position reports to the Events Director.

Responsibilities

Prior to Event

-Staff catering kitchen
-Orient kitchen staff prior to event
-Leading up to event, work with Chef Coordinator to create chef prep schedule for all kitchens (catering, pastry prep and main stage kitchen)
-Review chef presentations and assess equipment, ingredients and timing needs
-Review and assist with design of kitchens
-Review StarChefs kitchen inventory and determine additional equipment needs with Chef Coordinator
-Source kitchen needs as needed
-Support chef presenters with prep leading up to event
-Put in place all kitchen policies and procedures and ensure safeguards for accidents and theft

During Event

-Help set up kitchens and prep areas during move-in
-Check in equipment and ingredients as they arrive to event venue
-With kitchen staff, organize fridges and freezers and label all supplies by workshop, competition or main stage demonstration
-Oversee cleaning crew to ensure the kitchens and prep areas are spotless morning and night
-Ensure grey water is controlled throughout entire event
-Educate sponsors regarding water situation and monitor their use
-Oversee kitchen staff scheduling during event
-Direct catering kitchen staff throughout event (and move-in/out)
-Oversee culinary volunteers when applicable
-Work with ICE to prep for all workshops with presenters
-Resolve any problems that arise in the kitchen and prep areas during the event
-Meet and greet chef presenters backstage
-Help ensure timing of demos
-Responsible for locked cages (open in the morning and locked at the end of the night)
-Ensure that equipment and ingredients don?t ?walk? during the event. Ensure the equipment cages are locked at the end of the night
-Work with ICE to coordinate prep for demos, control inventory and maintain flow in workshop rooms.
-Ensure all food is removed from equipment, fridges, freezer, and kitchen and disposed of appropriately
-Responsible for the cleanliness of kitchens and prep areas during event, especially during move-out
-Direct extra kitchen cleaning crew during move-out

Qualifications:

Fine dining and multi-unit experience a must
Culinary degree is preferred
Minimum five years of chef experience is required
High volume catering experience is a bonus
Safe Serve Certified

Compensation:

The compensation for this position is $1,500 and requires approximately 3-5 days pre-ICC and onsite from Sept. 27 ? Oct 2. Those interested should not be motivated by money but by the invaluable connections and networking opportunities. This position is like having a VIP backstage pass to meet the who?s who of the culinary world!

  
Company Profile:StarChefs.com, the magazine for culinary insiders, has been serving the restaurant industry since 1995.

StarChefs.com's original culinary content is driven by in-person tastings and interviews across the world. Its mission is to catalyze culinary professionals' success and give them the tools they need to overcome their specific challenges. In addition to featuring top chefs, pastry chefs, sommeliers, and mixologists, StarChefs.com's JobFinder is the leading job board connecting culinary and hospitality professionals to careers in the foodservice industry.
  
Job Profile:
Position: Chef
Start Date: Immediate
Job Category: Restaurant - Fine Dining
Job Type: Part-time
Compensation: Other
Experience: 5 years
Education: Commensurate experience
Job Location(s): New York
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