Federales (Dallas) - Executive Chef

  • Four Corners
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Jun 09, 2021
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Company Overview

Four Corners is a leading, Chicago-based hospitality group that owns and operates unique establishments, each thoughtfully created to offer an exceptional social experience, creative menus, and superior service. We started with a neighborhood bar in 2001 and have since grown to 12 venues across Chicago and are now growing nationally.

We are excited to announce that Federales, our open-air tequila and taco concept, will be bringing their energetic vibe from the Windy City to the Deep Ellum site in Fall 2021. Reminiscent of road-side taco joints, they serve up everyone's favorite Mexican street food (and fun). Guests can enjoy a variety of wood-fired grilled meats that serve as the centerpiece of the lively, tongue-in-cheek take on a Mexican watering hole. The concept transforms from day-to-night with a fiesta vibe and an authentic drink menu complete with house-made margaritas.

Job Summary

Four Corners is looking to hire a creative, service-oriented, Executive Chef to successfully launch Federales Dallas and manage all operations of the kitchen. The Executive Chef attracts and retains staff, maintains a cooperative relationship with team members, and optimizes staff productivity. This person will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities. The Executive Chef will enhance and control food and labor cost, food preparation, menu development, and development of the culinary team. This person will report to the Culinary Director.

Responsibilities

& Qualifications:
  • 5+ years of Food and Beverage (F&B) industry and culinary management experience
  • Thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the food and beverage, hospitality and catering businesses
  • Develop new menu items and recipes
  • Staying up to date on dining trends and new techniques
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with a focus on customer service
  • Ensure all products are prepared in a consistent manner and meet departmental appearance/quality standards
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high energy and demanding environment while maintaining the highest standard of professionalism
  • Flexibility to work day, evening and weekend hours as business needs require
  • Ensures compliance with food handling and sanitation standards
  • Train, develop and motivate culinary staff to meet and exceed established food preparation standards on a consistent basis
  • Administrative work includes, but not limited to, ordering supplies and raw food materials, making sure there is enough stock, reporting profits, sales and orders, as well as hiring and terminating BOH employees
  • Understand and manage local and government regulated food safety, risk prevention, fire prevention, waste control, hygiene practices, and emergency procedures to ensure the safety of all staff and guests
  • Assist with interviewing all new and prospective hires (internal/external) and adhere to company policies while providing support to the team in terms of growth and development
  • Leader and innovator with previous knowledge of management methods/techniques that focus on service and providing top quality experiences through food and drink
  • Creative and analytical thinker who encompasses strong business aptitude is driven by results and guest satisfaction
  • Extensive knowledge of BOH systems, ordering and inventory
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships (internal/external) as well as highly organized, efficient and detail-oriented
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