Delaware North Orlando, FL, USA
Jan 07, 2020Full time
Our Exciting Work Environment Voted Critic's Choice for "Best Theme Park Restaurant" by Orlando Sentinel, Via Na poli was created by Patina. The renowned Patina Restaurant Group also operates the popular Naples Ristorante e Pizzeria at the Disneyland Resort and the Naples 45 Ristorante e Pizzeria in New York City, which was awarded the coveted La Vera Pizza Napoletana certification . At Via Na poli Ristorante e Pizzeria t ake a culinary tour of the Taste of Southern Italy at this family-friendly restaurant and pizzeria at Epcot that treasures authentic Italian Cuisine and traditional Neapolitan pizza. The thin-crust pizzas are made with fresh mozzarella cheese, San Marzano tomatoes and real Caputo flour imported from Southern Italy. Water for the dough is even sourced from a spring similar to Italy's Campania region. Pizzas are then cooked in wood-burning ovens named after the 3 active volcanoes in Italy-Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius and Stromboli. To ensure every detail is perfect, famed restaurateur Nick Valenti spent time in Naples studying the art of dough, crust, sauce and oven temperatures at the famous pizzerias Da Michele and Trianon before creating the menu at Via Na poli Ristorante e Pizzeria. Decadent Italian wi nes, domestic and Italian beers, and specialty cocktails complete the evening scene . This exquisite venue is coordinated by our talented team of culinary, beverage, and hospitality professionals who embody this world-class cultural dining experience. Patina Restaurant Group is seeking similarly passionate individuals to share in this vocation with us. We are dedicated to facilitating growth and development of our employees' careers in all fields. Responsibilities Assist the Executive Sous Chef and Executive Chef in conducting smooth operation of kitchen functions. Train, supervise and motivate subordinate staff. Order dry and fresh goods and determine whether food meets quality standards and or needs to be rejected; approve invoices of food delivered during the assigned shift. Participate in selection, hiring and promotion of potential cooks, dishwashers and other back of the house positions. Present daily specials to the dining room staff and provide verbal dish descriptions, if applicable and conduct necessary prep cooking for each service. Responsible for kitchen operations in absence of superior chefs (days off, vacation, etc.) Inspect cleanliness and organization of kitchen, prep kitchen, dishwashing area, and pastry kitchen to comply with the high standards of the Health Department. Assist in weekly inventory of total kitchen small wares and kitchen equipment. Inspects all food to insure compliance with federal and state standards, as well as internal quality standards. Must be able to fully manage the food safety program of the organization. Responsible for maintaining labor & food cost at all times Open & flexible schedule required to meet the needs of the business Qualifications Minimum 4 years of culinary background or 2-3 years as a Sous Chef experience in a restaurant with a similar style of dining, capacity, and volume. Catering experience is a strongly desired Strong managerial experience with the ability to manage and motivate staff is required Certificate or degree in Culinary Arts preferred. Knowledge of the venue's specialty cuisine highly preferred. Servsafe, Food Safety Handler, and Training for Intervention Procedures (TIPS) certification required. Ability to work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and holidays in addition to normal business hours, as needed. Has experience working with and an understanding of P&L's and budgeting techniques. Have a passion for culinary excellence; open and willing to learn new techniques. Able to speak clearly and listen attentively to supervisors, employees and customers; able to give direction as necessary. Impeccable service standards, clean work habits with a great attention to detail. Ability to navigate and utilize Microsoft Office Suite programs (especially Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), appropriate point of sale (POS) systems, and any other required operating machines (i.e. online or digital reservation systems) Please note that due to Look Policy guidelines, this position does not allow for facial hair. Equal Employment Opportunity Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer. Who We Are Take your career beyond the ordinary-to the extraordinary, with Patina Restaurant Group and Delaware North. Patina Restaurant Group, a bi-coastal boutique company, continues to grow as a leader in the premium segment of the restaurant industry! Boasting approximately 80 restaurants and hospitality venues in performing arts centers, Patina Restaurant Group offers outstanding career opportunities for talented & highly motivated professionals who have an eye for detail and an appreciation for the exceptional quality and level of service they stand for. Our family of restaurants are aligned with unique architectural landmarks and cultural institutions that strive to enrich the American experience through fine arts, dance, music, theatre and performance. PRG operates exciting restaurants in world famous locations: from Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center to the Sea Grill at Rockefeller Center; timeless spaces like the Michelin-starred Patina at Walt Disney Concert Hall, or fresh new collaborations like Morimoto Asia - our restaurants offer the finest in artisanal culinary inspirations. Patina Restaurant Group is a proud subsidiary of Delaware North. And at Delaware North - whether it's in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants - there's no telling where your career can ultimately take you! We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world, and when put together with Patina Restaurant Group's exceptional cuisine, landmark locations, and genuine hospitality - the sky is the limit.