Job Description We are looking for a highly experienced Executive Chef to join our fast-paced farm to table restaurant. You must have proven success in the kitchen as a confident, effective, and efficient leader who is able to motivate and work collaboratively with kitchen staff. You will be responsible for meeting food and labor cost targets for the kitchen. You will manage and direct all kitchen staff, maintain quality control, and manage inventory and purchasing. Candidate MUST have scratch kitchen or farm to table experience.
Executive Chef Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate and direct all food preparation, from prep through service Monitor the quality of all food and beverages Track, record, and maintain inventory stock including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies Delegate daily tasks to sous chef and other kitchen staff; manage their progress throughout the day Oversee entire kitchen staff activity and ensure efficient work Order and arrange pickup or delivery of foods for the week Oversee repairs of kitchen appliances Direct and design and plating/presentation techniques for all dishes Create new recipes and design overall menu, including specials each week Help determine pricing for menu items Hire and train new kitchen staff Work efficiently to resolve any problems that arise in the kitchen Research and implement new culinary trends Maintain a clean kitchen and abide by all state food safety and sanitation laws
Executive Chef Requirements and Qualifications: 2-year Culinary Arts degree and/or other culinary certification Bachelor’s degree preferred 5+ years’ experience in a head chef or managerial kitchen position in a scratch kitchen or farm to table concept American Culinary Federation certification preferred ServSafe certification Vast knowledge in culinary arts, including any new up and coming food trends Knowledgeable and dexterous using all manner of complex kitchen equipment Effective and clear communicator Expert skills and experience planning, designing, and preparing meals Proficiency using Microsoft Suite to monitor and track inventory and maintain recipe records Excellent time management and organizational skills Proven leadership and creative abilities inside the kitchen Expert problem solver who thrives under pressure Top of the line customer services skills
About Connect Restaurant Services, LLC Connect Restaurant Services was created by former restaurant multi-unit managers who realized there was a gap between the types of candidates recruiters would send for their staffing needs versus what they actually needed. Time and again, a candidate would be sent to the interview who wasn't a fit for the culture of that particular restaurant concept. Both men, who were very experienced within the restaurant business, and with recruiters and candidates alike, felt there was a need to form CRS and to make it very personalized from the client's perspective while still helping the candidate find a job that fit their needs as well. Connect Restaurant Services listens to their clients specific needs and recruits candidates for those specific needs. We will never stray from our commitment to providing the highest level of recruiting services to clients and candidates. We believe it is our job to learn everything we can about our clients' culture and needs in order to place the right candidate. We believe in treating our clients and candidates with professionalism, respect and integrity. We recruit for all hospitality industry needs and look forward to building long term relationships with our clients and candidates alike.