favorite this post Seeking a full time Head Chef / Kitchen Manager for catering company (berkeley) hide this posting unhide

2533 7th street

(google map)

compensation: 45-60k depending on the actual job performed and candidates experience, increase as we grow
employment type: full-time

Busy (mostly lunch- time) catering company looking for a detail oriented, head chef with experience in creative menu writing and kitchen management.

As the head chef, you will be responsible for overseeing and running the kitchen entirely (with support staff, of course)

This can be an exciting opportunity for someone who is looking to have creative freedom and who really wants to take the reigns and make this their own!! We are looking for a talented and creative chef to execute the existing business model while being a major player in the development of the new direction we are headed in!

You will be responsible for staff management, vendor relations, food cost management, sourcing high-quality ingredients, ensuring the kitchen is cleaned at health department regulations level, and ensuring that high-quality, personalized meals go out each day. Our menu changes seasonally and we create custom menus on an as needed basis.

Job Details:
This is a full-time, salaried position, hours Monday-Friday (typically) 6 am - 1 pm (approximate hours) and will be required to work occasionally on Saturday or Sunday.

Break Down of Responsibilities:
-Assist in menu planning as needed
-Responsible for organizing and scheduling daily preparation of food to ensure high quality. Food must be prepared, packaged and loaded in warmers for delivery to clients typically between 8:30 and 10:00am.
-Schedule and oversee kitchen crew (prep chefs and dishwasher)
-Manage inventory of ingredients to assure sufficient availability.
-Purchase goods from wholesalers, Berkeley Bowl and or, place orders for meats and produce from our vendors that deliver. This is done as needed, typically 2 times a week.
-Prepare food in a timely manner to assure quality product.
-Quality control of all food to include garnishing, taste, presentation.
-Manage and assist with various functions JMC is involved in such as catered events and private parties.
-Ensure cost control measures are in place to minimize waste by not over purchasing, watching portion sizes and minimizing spoilage (FIFO).
-Other duties as assigned.
-Catering experience is a bonus

Desired Skills and Experience:
-Great communicator, who can accurately and easily communicate to the team the days agenda
-Strong team leader and manager who can not only deal with food, but also handle food costs, pricing and creating work schedules, etc.
-Extremely confident and comfortable working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented kitchen environment.
-Incorporates creativity into food preparation.
-Must be able to adjust to changing menus every season and produce custom menus for clients as the need arises.
-Strong ability to work under pressure with little supervision and ability to stay calm and focused in all situations.
-Basic computer skills, and other technologies to include printers and smartphones.
-Fun, high-energy and brings a positive attitude to the kitchen
-Must have capabilities in: menu writing, ingredient substitutions, butchering, excellent knife skills, food safety/handling, maintaining a commercial kitchen, excellent cooking skills and ability to produce gourmet eclectic food.
-Someone who is organized and works well in a team environment and can share kitchen space with one other vendor.
-Flexibility in your schedule (this would be your only job) so that you are available when the job requires it.
-Someone who knows how to think fast on their feet and is always 12 steps ahead.
-Absolutely no drama or ego. Looking for a level headed, communicative professional who commands respect through experience, actions and leadership not yelling or emotional outbursts. If you have a hot temper, are a yeller or don't know how to communicate, you need not apply.

Please read this entire post and follow the instructions below. number your responses. We will not consider applicants that don't read the whole post.

To be considered for this position, in your cover letter please include the following:
1. Describe your chef experience and why you would be a good fit for this position.
2. What are you looking for in a position? Be honest, don't just say what you think we want to hear :)
3. What is your educational background?
4. Would you be able to work under minimal supervision? Self
Motivated? Explain.
5. Why are you interested in this position?

We pay competitively and will appropriately compensate the right candidate.
  • Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
  • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

post id: 6793833957



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