Catering Chef de Partie

  • Salt and Honey Catering
  • Oakland, CA, USA
  • Oct 02, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers Banquet Staff

Job Description

Catering Chef de Partie, Part-time (20-25 hrs wkly)

Position Reports to: Chef de Cuisine, Event Manager

We are looking for a skilled, experienced, and independent Catering Chef de Partie who can crush our from-scratch prep and perform like a rockstar at onsite events. Flexibility and reliability are a must. We are an Oakland-based catering company servicing a variety of clients throughout the Bay Area. We specialize in passed appetizers, hors d'oeuvres, buffet-style banquets, a la carte plates, and family style meals. We have a seasonally rotating menu featuring the best of California product, with an eclectic, globally-inspired palate under our Michelin-starred Chef de Cuisine.This position will be paid hourly. Our rates are competitive and commensurate with experience.

  • 4-6 years experience as a line cook/chef de partie in a catering, banquet, or restaurant setting
  • Valid, current Servsafe Food Handlers Card
  • Solid grasp of fundamental culinary techniques (saute, roasting, etc)
  • Experience working every station of a professional kitchen (garde manger/pantry, grill, hot appetizers, saute, etc)
  • Awareness of local, state and federal health and sanitation laws
  • Excellent time management skills, and can work under pressure
  • Can effectively solve problems and think on your feet
  • Prepare a variety of high quality foods (proteins, vegetables, starches, sauces, and pastries) in advance of events
  • Set up and breakdown kitchen space and work stations
  • Verify functionality of equipment onsite
  • Check menu item components are accounted for and menu is ready to execute
  • Finish, plate and expedite menu items
  • Supervise buffet stations at onsite events
  • Load and unload the catering vehicles, equipment, and food items
  • Professional appearance and attitude
  • Team player who can be flexible in a changing environment
  • Must bring own knives
  • Must be able to carry loads greater than 50 pounds
  • Excellent attendance

At Salt & Honey, we believe every occasion should be a celebration! We are passionate about creating fun, memorable and effortless events. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, we service all parts of the greater Bay Area from Napa to Silicon Valley.

Our approach is simple: Take the best ingredients at the height of their season and let them shine. We believe using locally sourced and sustainably raised-and-caught produce, meat and seafood creates the best meals that are satisfying for the palate and responsible for the environment. Our style is driven by the bounty of Northern California, finding inspiration in Mexican, French, Italian and Caribbean flavors.

Our dedicated team believes in sourcing seasonal ingredients, working with professional and service-oriented staff and creating simple, rustic and elegant presentations.