Head Chef

Job Description:
The Head Chef is responsible for managing all kitchen staff in the preparation, production, and presentation of high quality food and beverage for the Spooky Nook Sports Hotel/Restaurant. Head Chef is also responsible for maintaining a safe, sanitary and positive work environment and remaining focused on revenue and expenses. Menu creation and execution are vital to the success of this position. This position will report to the Director of Food and Beverage.
Essential Job Functions:
o Menu creation, implementation and execution on both a daily and seasonal basis
o Ensure menu prices are accurate and up to date based on food costs
o Day to day operation management of all functional areas of the kitchen
o Train, develop and coach all kitchen staff on an ongoing basis
o Communicate staffing needs to appropriate outlets to guarantee consistent operation
o Recognize and encourage exceptional customer service provided by restaurant staff
o Plan and execute any special events menus for events in the Hotel
o Ensure that the kitchen produces product at consistently exceptional standards
o Accurately forecast food consumption and requisition for accurate food purchasing program
o Respond to any guest complaints or service mistakes
o Gather feedback from guests to affirm or improve food and service quality
o Develop and implement SOPs for all kitchen practices
o Assist the chef with training the cooks and keep food preparation to the highest level
o Maintain and record food safety training completions such as ServSafe, RAMP, and TIPS
o Assist with event requirements as needed
o All other duties as assigned
Basic Qualifications:
o Must be 18 years of age or older
o Must have valid Driver's License
o Must have dependable transportation to and from work
o Minimum 6 years' experience in the culinary industry as a Chef/Cook
o Previous experience with menu creation
o At least 2 years of supervisory experience
Preferred Qualifications:
o 2 year degree from Culinary Arts program
o Experience working with a start-up operation
o A positive and friendly attitude towards guest, customers, and fellow employees
o Ability to safeguard confidential information
o Must be extremely detailed with outstanding communication skills
o Ability to work with minimal supervision
o Capability to multi-task and manage planning of multiple events at once
o Previous experience working with BEO's
o Outstanding demonstration in meeting strict deadlines
o Ability to handle tense or stressful situations
Working Conditions:
o Physical requirements necessary include walking, standing, bending, reaching and lifting
o Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds independently
o Required to work days, evenings, weekends and holidays
o Must be able to work in a hot, humid, and noisy environment for a long period of time

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