The Entertainment District, located in downtown Kalamazoo is expanding its food operations and is seeking an experienced Executive Chef who is capable of handling five menus, three kitchens, and a high end private event center which will seat three hundred people.
This position coordinates the activities of and directs the training of cooks, and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service. The control of food, supplies and labor expenses to meet or exceed budget lies solely on this position. The Executive Chef must ensure the highest standards of food quality and proper quantity are maintained and that preparation is done in an efficient and cost effective manner. This position is responsible for overseeing the kitchen sanitation procedures as well as providing a healthy and safe work environment.
A minimum of 2 years experience at the Executive Chef level in a large operation with multiple food outlets that also has emphasis on banquet environments with a high volume food production, is required. Secondary education in culinary is required. Experience with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and POS programs is a must.
Other Skills And Abilities
Must have a sense for timing and urgency. Must be able to complete talks and projects in a timely manner by prioritizing obligations and time. Must have excellent customer service skills, both written and verbal. Must be highly motivated with a positive attitude and have the ability to multi-task. Must possess the ability to work with various personalities while maintaining impartiality. Must accept constructive criticism as a means of growth, must be a working chef and have the ability to work on the line when needed.
Interview, hire, train, evaluate, and discipline employees. Attend all meetings requested.
Typical Physical Demands
Must be able to lift more than 50 lbs., push heavy carts, and bend, stoop, and reach high shelving.
Regularly required to stand for long periods of time.
Typical Mental Demands
Requires the ability to interact with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with an emergency. Must be able to effectively handle stressful and compromising situations while remaining focused and professional. Must be able to deal with difficult people without losing perspective. Must be able to work productively under strict time restraints with variable deadlines.
Must be willing and able to work in a fast-paced, sometimes crowded, loud, warm, hot and humid environment. May be required to work in a confined space. Must follow all safety policies, procedures and standards as set by OSHA and the Health Department. Must be able to work flexible hours including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Base Salary negotiable, 401k, Health Insurance Contribution, Sick Days, Holidays, Profitability Bonuses.