Executive Sous Chef - Highly skilled, creative, hard working

  • The Gourmet Kitchen
  • Broomfield, CO, USA
  • Oct 01, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY!Job SummaryAre you passionate about food? Do you LOVE all the diversity that comes in the culinary field? Do you LOVE multicultural and fusion foods?If so, we would love for you to join our team. We are experts in Multicultural and Fusion cuisines and offer something that most other don't: quality, presentation, flavors and authenticity to everything that we prepare for our clients.The Gourmet Kitchen Catering, a full-service catering company serving Denver Metro and Front Range is looking for an experienced, hardworking individual with a friendly, professional demeanor to join us as a Catering Sous Chef. You will also be working on events at our venue in Broomfield: Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center.You will be working with Owner (Executive Chef) and you will be expected to take over most of her responsibilities in no more than 6 months. 1. If you meet or exceed our needs: you will get an increment in 6 months2. If you meet or exceed your KPIs: you will be eligible for yearly Bonus3. We offer Retirement Savings and after 1 year of job, we match up to 3%Required Skills and experienceHighly skilled at preparing sauces and dressingsGood knowledge of preparing Bread, Desserts and Pastry MakingMenu/Recipe Development and using Caterease (or a similar software) to electronically maintain them and create shopping listsExcellent knowledge of various dietary restrictions and allergiesAdvanced Knife Handling and Chopping/Grilling skillsExcellent Plating and Presentation (platters, buffet) skills Self-starter and can work independentlyGood Organizational SkillsGood Management SkillsProficient with health and safety rules and regulationsExcellent communication skillsAbility to deal with high pressure situationsGood decision making skillsFinish work on time without sacrificing qualityMust be creative and resourceful e.g. when ingredients and resources aren't availablePrincipal Duties/Tasks and responsibilitiesLead, Assist and Oversee the preparation, portioning, garnishing, presentation and safe storage of food for 1 or more simultaneous catering eventsMaintain high standards of quality, flavor and presentation for all the dishes being preparedEnsure that kitchen, equipment and storage facilities are sanitary, neat and organizedEnsure that all kitchen equipment are accounted forRepresent The Gourmet Kitchen Catering in trade shows and weddings showsPerform client tastingsAlways maintain a professional demeanor - especially in front of clients and vendorsDocument Recipes and generate shopping list based on the documented Recipes and what is in stockCreate/Improve Menus - specifically local/seasonal/organic/Gluten Free/Vegan/VegetarianEstimate food consumption and purchase the appropriate amount of ingredients for preparationMinimize food waste and keep Food Cost under a certain % (as decided by management)Manage Appropriate Inventory LevelsEnsure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory and resources to perform their jobs and meet goals and deadlinesTrain and mentor other cooks and kitchen staffSchedule Kitchen Staff Hours and minimize overtime of all Kitchen StaffMonitor the performance of kitchen staff and assist in their hiring and termination decisionEnsure compliance with all federal, state and local regulationsOn-site and Off-site Catering Management (kitchen and kitchen staff)Drive Catering Van to eventsJob RequirementsMust be prepared to work early mornings, late nights, weekends, long hoursLifts and transports up to 50 lbsFrequently reaches, lifts, stoops, bends and cleans to maintain service areaWalks and stands during entire shiftSupervises serving staff to ensure optimal job performancePossible job hazards include, but are not limited to; slips, trips, falls, burns, cuts and strainsOnce you start working with us, you must promptly respond to email and/or phone and/or text messagesOther BenefitsFun, friendly and flexible environment of a family-owned small businessAdvancement and Learning OpportunitiesPerformance Bonus