Lindblad Expeditions Holdings Inc. Seattle, WA, USA
Feb 12, 2020Full time
WHO WE ARE:Lindblad Expeditions is the pioneer in the Expedition Travel space, from taking the first citizen explorers to Antarctica in 1966, to opening the Galapagos and Easter Island to tourism in 1967, to leading the first tourist expedition through the Northwest Passage in 1984, to launching our innovative partnership with National Geographic in 2004. Now taking nearly 25,000 guests per year to some of the world's most remote and pristine locations on our fleet of 15 ships, we do whatever it takes to ensure our guests experience the "Exhilaration of Discovery".ABOUT THE ROLE:The Head Chef will be responsible for all aspects of the food service operation including the administrative and technical duties required to provide our guests and crew with high quality cuisine. He or she will also be responsible to supervise the duties of all other galley personnel. The galley will operate under the rules and regulations of the Center for Disease Control Vessel Sanitation program.RESPONSIBILITIES:* Oversees the execution of all guest and crew meals, following Company menu matrix and recipes, as well as the company's core food value of regional, sustainable and fresh.* Participates in the actual cooking and preparation of food items as a member and leader of the galley team.* Responsible for final food products for all meal periods, including butchering, portioning, preparation, execution, presentation, and exceptional flavor profile.* Ensures the provisioning of all food and related products by placing orders as needed in conjunction with the Hotel Manager, including loading and checking in stores, while ensuring proper FIFO rotation practices.* Responsible for the execution of special dietary restriction, and allergies* Acts as an ambassador, and supporter of the company's sustainable seafood program.* Maintains inventory with appropriate stock levels and proper rotation of perishable food stores. Includes the cleaning and organization of all provision storage areas in galley, freezer, refrigerator, and storeroom.* Participates in guest outings like beach BBQ, OOTB, and other as needed to ensure great guest experience* Maintains food service operation in absolutely sanitary conditions as per Lindblad Expeditions, CDC and Canada Health requirements. Fluent in all regulations for CDC standard.* Must know the proper use of all galley equipment and proper procedures and detergents for cleaning and sanitizing all equipment.* Supervise the loading of all provisions, taking action as needed to ensure proper quality is received, and follow up with suppliers and office for payment is also communicated.* Stay current on developments in the culinary field so updates can be made to our menus.* Communicate effectively with the Hotel Manager and be open for discussion on any matters concerning the operation of the on board Hotel Department.SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:* Supervises the Sous Chef, Baker, Chef de Partie, Pantry Chef, and one galley steward/utility in daily galley operations.* Oversees the training for new hires and ongoing training, and development for all galley staff.* Manages food costs onboard, reviewing orders, controlling local purchases and working closely with Purchasing Department and Food and Beverage Manager.* Acts as the person in charge of the galley operation during CDC visits, escorts the inspectors, answers questions appropriately, and professionally* Responsible for the general appearance of the other Chefs and crew working in the galley and ensures are in uniform.* Fills in other galley positions as required and necessary.Safety and Security:* Participates in on board safety training, meetings and drills, as directed by the Captain, including fire, abandon ship, man overboard, flooding and medical emergencies.* Responsible for making sure all foods are safe for human consumption and making menu revisions or substitutions when necessary to ensure that the food is maintained at the necessary standard.* Participates in shore side training as required by the company.* Familiar with the ISM codes and requirements.* Maintains familiarity with all duties under the company Safety Management System and Emergency Station Billet duties.* Follows Company's policy on uniform, to promote company's image and safety, and standards. Acts as a leader and ensures the rest of the galley team is compliant with uniform policies.QUALIFICATIONS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Desired Qualifications:* Completion of formal training at a culinary school preferred.* Minimum of 2 years' experience managing a culinary team on board passenger ships preferred Ability to do the "hands on" part of the operation, and successfully complete any admin work required around it.* Good time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.* Ability to get along with co-workers.* Ability to communicate successfully with galley team members; and office personnel.* Support, develop, and promote a healthy and professional team environment.* Responsible for training and guiding others and reviewing their work.Communication Skills:The Head Chef must possess the ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations. Ability to have guest interaction and communicate with them the vision of the department, and program.Licenses/Certificates:* Current First Aid/CPR certification required.* STCW Basic Safety Training preferred.* STCW Crowd Management preferred. '* Vessel Sanitation Public Health (CDC) preferred.PHYSICAL DEMANDS:Must have the ability to work on their feet in a galley of high temperature for 10-12 hours a day for the duration of the rotation, Chefs must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis. Chefs must be able to stay calm and clear headed under stressful situationsWORK SCHEDULE:This position works 12 hours per day on split shifts to cover the responsibilities, approximately 2 months on, 1 month off rotational schedule.This job description is intended only to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills or abilities required of persons so classified or assigned.Lindblad Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at Lindblad Expeditions are considered without regards to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status.