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Executive Chef

Job Order ID 3737
Province/State New Jersey
City Morris Plains

Posted Date 5/12/2020

Brief Description

Our client is looking for a highly experienced and creative executive chef to join our fast-paced and growing company. 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 follow menus given by the sales team, create new menu items, manage and direct all kitchen staff, maintain quality control, and manage inventory and purchasing. This is a working role- not sitting at the desk kind of   Chef.

Requirement Note

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

  • Responsible for ALL Off-Site events, and kitchen staff

Executive Chef Requirements and Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in high volume restaurants

  • 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

  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug test

  • Be able to lift 50+ pounds

  • Be able to work several hours standing

  • Be able to follow OSHA guidelines

Contact Details:
Christopher Coopersmith
(631) 493-0574 ext. 105