Six.One.Six - Chef de Cuisine

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Six.One.Six - Chef de Cuisine
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MAJOR FUNCTIONS: Heads team of cooks responsible for all food outlets including Concierge lounge I. LEADERSHIP Must have strong ability to work in team environment Must be able to multi-task and solve problems quickly Able to motivate associates to exceed the guests expectations 100% of the time Passion for food, cooking and guest satisfaction Applicants must also possess a strong positive attitude and be self motivated Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor even during periods of crisis or uncertainty Maintains good working relationship with all other departments Conducts standup meetings with servers and kitchen staff to discuss additions to menu and to resolve any operational concerns Knows expectations and ensures that staff understands them and that they execute said expectations with the proper guidelines Oversees and manages all kitchen-related issues and makes recommendations when necessary on matters of importance to the Executive Chef Prepares and follows up on action plans Participates in long range planning including new menus, equipment, budget planning and renovations Conducts one-on-one meetings with culinarians monthly Prepares and follows up on 90 day and annual reviews with the Executive Chef II. MANAGING Work at a station when necessary Prepare all food items on menu, including butchering, pasta making, soup and sauces, brick oven, strong knife skills Knowledgeable in pastry and dessert productions Be able to work and develop recipes with fresh and local ingredients Line checks daily in all food production areas, oversees and ensures that all stations are properly stocked and set up Oversees and ensures all food is prepared with acceptable kitchen time (guest wait time) Ensures culinary receive necessary training on recipes, techniques, cooking stations, equipment, butchering, safety and cleaning Ensures that all food products are prepared to company specifications in presentations and recipes, as well as conduct audits Oversees the ordering, receiving and storage of all food products and ensures that company specifications are met Oversees the monitoring of weekly sales and adjusts prep production levels Be engaged and involved with FOH management and staff. Provide detailed explanations of all dishes and be available to staff to constructively answer questions. Lead culinary part of stand-up daily by being the “culinary authority” for the kitchen about food and ingredients. Investigates and takes ownership of guest complaints, including direct guest contact, resolution of complaints, and proper follow up if necessary Knowledgeable about food production and presentation styles from contemporary to classic Oversees proper rotation of food to ensure quality and freshness Ensures that periodic quality checks for all products (i.e. temperature checks, HACCP logs) are completed Manages the restaurant and concierge production and quality on a daily basis. Makes staff schedules on weekly basis to ensure coverage of all essential times while maintaining the labor cost of sales Ensure that Standard Operating Procedures are followed. Proper uniform worn. Month end inventories taken. Safety training on food handling equipment; accident reports written, ensure kitchen equipment is maintained Payroll procedures and time cards followed to include management only authorization of overtime. Follow requisition of food items policy. Recipe cards developed, followed and used in conjunction with use records, hold food production meeting daily. Update use records as needed, follow-up on production charts to ensure no over producing and waste. Assigns production and preparation levels based on projected business forecast. Indicates plan to work out any leftovers or dead items. Checks to see appropriate records are complete. Oversees and ensures all JW Marriott brand standards are met and implemented Oversees and ensures all Quality Assurance Standards are met and implemented Enforces periodic kitchen walk through to ensure quality of food meets company specifications and to ensure that cleanliness standards are met Oversees and ensures that restaurant and Health Department Sanitation requirements are maintained at all times Oversees and ensures that accurate inventories, extension and menu items price verification are maintained and conducted Maintains food costs at budgetary guidelines while possessing an understanding of food costing formulas and yield percentages Writes schedules and adheres to established budgetary guidelines for labor control, while understanding labor costing formulas Write menus for all meal periods, special dinners, and parties in conjunction with the Executive Chef meeting or exceeding pre-set deadlines. Assigning, in detail, specific duties to all employees under supervision for efficient operation of kitchen to ensure quality customer service Must also help supervise and oversee Stewarding department, making sure labor, sanitation, and departmental standards for conduct and quality are met Must consistently supervise and oversee restaurant and/or catering activities Must continually make sound business decisions using a sound business mind Willing to be a team player and stepping out of ones role to assist in other areas as deemed by the Executive Chef This job description is an overview of the scope of responsibilities for this job and is not intended to be an inclusive list of job tasks and expectations. SKILLS NECESSARY FOR A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE Minimum of 3 Years in Food Service Preparation and Kitchen supervisory experience in a similar volume restaurant with proven successful results with past responsibilities Culinary Degree or Certification Preferred Competence in the following dimensions of management methods: HR Planning, Staffing and Performance Planning, Quality of Operations, Accountability Excellent verbal communication skills, coaching ability required Must be knowledgeable in purchasing and production Must be able to determine applicability of experience and qualifications of job applicants Must be able to coordinate multiple tasks such as food, beverage and labor cost while maintaining required standards of operation in daily restaurant activities Possesses a working knowledge and understanding of budget development process, P&L statements and general ledger Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word computer experience necessary PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate: Is regularly required to stand and walk Is required to use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects Is required to frequently reach, push and lift with hands and arms Is regularly required to talk or hear; taste or smell Is occasionally required to sit and stoop; kneel, crouch, or crawl Frequent exposure to smoke, steam, high temperatures, humidity and extreme cold. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. NOTICE: The hotel business functions seven days a week, 24 hours a day. All associates must realize this fact and be aware that at all times it may be necessary to move associates from their accustomed shift as business demands. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times. I have read and received a copy of the above description and fully understand that violation of any of the stated responsibilities and duties is grounds for disciplinary action.
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Position includes free laundry service for your business wear, a free meal in the cafeteria during your shift, travel benefits, Medical/Dental-Vision, 401k, 2 weeks’ vacation, plus other benefits.
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Please visit the link: Here you can create your own personal login/password for AHC+Hospitality so that you can fill out our online application. There is an option to upload your resume through the link, however, you still need to finish the entire online application process. PLEASE make sure you either attach your availability or put in the days and times you are available to work on the application. -OR- Visit the Employment Center at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel - 187 Monroe NW, Downtown Grand Rapids MI. Entrance off of Pearl Street. Parking available in the Amway Ramp, bring in your ticket for validation.
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Patrick Fritz
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235 Louis Campau
49503 Grand Rapids , MI
United States
Michigan US