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.
Exclusive and established off-premise caterer is accepting resumes for a talented, working Executive/Catering Chef confident across a variety of cuisines including cutting edge food trends, excellent at energizing teams to execute delicious cuisine for small and large events. The needs are diverse, from very high-end receptions and private events to large wedding receptions to casual continentals, corporate parties and drop-off box lunches.
Candidate must possess an outstanding, mature customer service mentality with a genuine desire to partner with all team members.
This Chef must excel at scratch cooking in a high volume, high standards environment and be able to motivate and develop others to do the same. This chef must have a strong command of technique, alternative dietary choices and stylish presentation skills.
-Hands-on daily execution of menus that offer excellent, fresh and seasonal dining choices.
-Designing menus that are appropriate to the event, the season and the budget,including sourcing local and unique ingredients.
-Assisting in coordination of the needs of multiple functions and kitchens.
-Communicating clearly and professionally in and out of the kitchen, and comfortable engaging with the public.
-Supporting a professional, creative, fun and safe work environment in the kitchens, with vendors and in collaboration with the management team.
-Collaboration with the catering events director, executive leaders and full culinary team to be excellent stewards of annual budget.
-Building, coaching, developing and retaining a stellar kitchen crew.
-Safe purchasing, preparation, disposal and inventory of ingredients.
-Adhering to local health department's regulations and the clients' high standards and expectations.
This position demands professionalism, leadership, strong time-management skills, the ability to manage food & labor costs, communication and planning skills, a genuine spirit of cooperation and a schedule flexible to include nights, weekends and holidays, and long hours, specifically during busy season. The right person is also a thoughtful problem-solver,with an even-keeled, positive demeanor, is detail-oriented and takes real pleasure in careful purchasing, preparing and sharing of creative, gourmet and exceptional food. It's a busy environment and needs an on-the-go, energetic personality.
-Minimum 5 yrs. prior management experience within a resort, country club or high volume establishment.
-Formal culinary training.
-Volume and formal catering production experience.
-Proven track record to meet budgeted goals.
-Solid ability to work in Microsoft Office programs.
-Experience in sustainable practices and sourcing local and unique products.
-Must be able to comfortably be on feet majority of the day and lift 40 pounds.
-Proven record of successful health department inspections.
-All local food handler permits must be current.
-Strong professional references and access to portfolio of work.
-Current Serve-Safe Certification
-Applicants currently living in Florida.
Our company also provides a great work environment and appealing hospitality industry work schedules.We are an equal opportunity employer and seek qualified candidates regardless of race, color, gender, disability, or national origin. Women and diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.
This is a full-time, all year, salaried position with bonus potential. Apply by submitting a CV, cover letter, resume and professional references.