Wok Chef at Tao

  • Tao Group
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 17, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Licenses / Certifications: Managers Food Handling Certificate


Directly Reports to: Executive Sous Chef, Executive Chef, Corporate Chef


Supervises: All heart-of-house employees


Position Summary: Responsible for supervising the daily activities of the heart-of-house operations and employees in accordance with department policies and procedures. Interacts with fellow employees, and supervisors in a polite and courteous manner to ensure gracious hospitality.


Duties and Responsibilities: including but not limited to

  • Maintain professional appearance standards as directed in the Tao Group Hospitality Employee Handbook.
  • Ensures the needs of the guests are accommodated.
  • Ensures the general cleanliness of the heart-of-house, and the entire venue.
  • Participate in interviewing, hiring and training new applicants and employee development of all subordinates.
  • Responsible for the scheduling of assigned department (where applicable).
  • Participates in growth opportunities and employee development of all heart-of-house employees.
  • Ensures safety, quality and recipe accuracy.
  • Manage the execution of regular service, catering, take-out, delivery and all in-venue/off-premise events.
  • Ensures Department of Health and company sanitation standards.
  • Ensures that the venue is compliant with all federal, state and local laws and regulations; and company policies.
  • Coaches and develops heart-of-house employees by setting clear guidelines and expectations.
  • Responsible for all mechanical systems being in good working order and compliant with all federal, state and local ordinances.
  • Ensures all employees are compliant with all heart-of-house standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for checking cover counts, BEOs and/or Fire Sheets.
  • Ensures the preparation and delivery of menu-focus items to daily pre-service meetings.
  • Proficient with all operational systems, which includes payroll, inventory and purchasing.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of all recipes, food menus and maintains station-recipe-books.
  • Organize, develop and produce new recipes for potential new menu items and specials.
  • Ensures the completion of all opening and closing procedures as prescribed by company.
  • Ensures expediting standards.
  • Communicates clearly and concisely with all employees during service.
  • Practical knowledge of the job duties of all supervised employees.
  • Participates in overseeing the replacement or repair of all breakage, damage of equipment or furniture.
  • Attends, leads and participates in any training sessions, departmental meetings or daily pre-shift meetings.
  • Learn by listening, observing other team members and sharing knowledge while leading by example.
  • Portrays a positive and professional attitude.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of venue, Tao Group Hospitality, its partners and supporting hotel environments.
  • Works as part of a team and provides help and support to all fellow team members.


Benefits: Competitive benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • Dining discounts at Tao Group properties around the world


Minimum Education and Qualifications:

  • Minimum 2-3 years previous Culinary supervisory/management experience within a high-volume kitchen setting is essential.
  • Two-year associate degree (60 credit hours) in Culinary Arts or equivalent work experience preferred.
  • Strong menu planning, ability to coach, build a team, problem solve, and leadership skills required.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and proactive with a strong attention to detail.
  • Proficient with computers (Microsoft Products), POS and technology.


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Must be able to stand, lift and bend for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to bend and lift to 50 lbs.
  • Role may include job duties or tasks requiring repetitive motion.
  • Exposure to hot kitchen elements or cleaning materials.
  • Must be able to work and remain focused in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule inclusive of varying shifts such as days, evenings, weekends and holidays.