Sous Chef - Carpenter's Hall at the Carpenter Hotel

  • Bunkhouse Management
  • Austin, Texas
  • May 24, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

About our Company:

The Carpenter Hotel is proud to be a part of Bunkhouse, which is a hospitality company created by hotelier Liz Lambert that believes in inspired design, connection to place and the value of community. Bunkhouse has designed and developed a celebrated portfolio of hospitality projects including Hotel San José, Hotel Saint Cecilia, Austin Motel, Hotel Magdalena and Jo's Coffee in Austin, Hotel Havana and Ocho in San Antonio, El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas, The Phoenix in San Francisco, California, and Hotel San Cristobal in Baja, Mexico.

We're looking for someone with:

* High School diploma or general education degree (GED). Certification from a credited Culinary Institute preferred
* Minimum of two years (2) of relevant experience
* Experience with inventory controls (i.e. food, beverage, all kitchen supplies/utensils, and food and beverage waste)
* Experience with scheduling a staff of 15 or more
* Excellent verbal, written, and graphic communication and interpersonal skills
* Strong organizational skills

Job Responsibilities:

* Collaborate with other personnel to plan and develop recipes and menus (regular and special event), considering such factors as seasonal availability of ingredients and estimated number of customers.
* Plan, direct, and supervise the food preparation, purchasing and cooking activities of multiple kitchens or restaurants within the Bunkhouse establishment.

o Inspect supplies, equipment, and work areas to ensure conformance to established standards and arrange for equipment purchases and repairs as necessary.

o Check the quality of raw and cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.

o Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.

* Record production and operational data on specified forms.
* Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.

o Order or requisition food and other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.

o Check the quantity and quality of received products.

* Follows inventory standards and procedures to consistently conduct an accurate inventory.
* Prepare and cook foods of all types, either on a regular basis or for special guests or functions.
* Perform personnel actions such as hiring and firing staff, consulting with other managers as necessary.

o Supervise and coordinate activities of cooks and workers engaged in food preparation.

o Instruct cooks and other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing and presentation of food.

o Determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.

Bunkhouse is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Bunkhouse offers a liberal working environment that encourages individuality and creativity. We offer a superior benefits package to employees who work 20 hours/week or more that includes:

* Highly subsidized Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
* Company paid Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability coverage
* Short Term Disability coverage
* Generous Paid Time off (Full Time)
* Free stays at Bunkhouse hotels (Full Time)
* 401k with company matching
* Employee Discounts

Bunkhouse Core Values:

* BE REAL. We treat everyone like human beings. We are respectful and authentic, we listen, and we develop meaningful relationships with guests, customers and each other. We encourage our employees to have a voice and to use it to improve the work we do.
* CREATE MAGIC. In design, service and all things, we go above and beyond to inspire. Every detail counts, and we believe that our work is a collaboration that depends on all of us bringing our creativity and passion to work with us every day.
* BE HERE NOW. In our work, creating a sense of place is important. We contribute to the fabric of our respective communities by honoring, representing and supporting the communities in which our businesses exist. We make it our goal to be experts on our cities, and we leave travelers with a sense of where they have been.
* EMBRACE ADVENTURE. We don't always know where the road will lead, but we know that we'll have each other along the journey. We strive to learn and grow from our experiences, to create meaningful structure along the way and, in some cases, to embrace chaos when necessary.
* LOOK TOWARDS THE FUTURE. We work with a spirit of continuous improvement in all areas. We seek to provide a path of growth for all of our employees and for Bunkhouse as a whole.