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Head Chef

We are a trendy Kansas City restaurant looking for an experienced and qualified Head Chef. This role will be responsible for managing the kitchen operational staff in a high volume, fast paced environment. This position is the first in command in the kitchen and will mastermind and craft various types of cuisine, ensuring excellence before they arrive at the customers table. We offer a competitive salary and a benefit package!
 

Essential Functions

  • Control and direct the food preparation process and any other relative activities
  • Construct menus with new or existing culinary creations ensuring the variety and quality of the servings
  • Approve and “polish” dishes before they reach the customer
  • Plan orders of equipment or ingredients according to identified shortages
  • Arrange for repairs when necessary
  • Remedy any problems or defects
  • Be fully in charge of hiring, managing and training kitchen staff
  • Oversee the work of subordinates
  • Estimate staff’s workload and compensations
  • Maintain records of payroll and attendance
  • Comply with nutrition and sanitation regulations and safety standards
  • Foster a climate of cooperation and respect between co-workers

Competencies

  • Communication proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • Time Management

Work Environment 

  • This job operates in a kitchen and will use various equipment and tools.
  • Preferred Education and Experience 
  • Culinary Degree/Certificate from an accredited school
  • Position Type
  • Full-time, Exempt

 

Position Requirements

  • 5 years proven experience as Head Chef
  • Exceptional proven ability of kitchen management
  • Ability in dividing responsibilities and monitoring progress
  • Outstanding communication and leadership skills
  • Up-to-date with culinary trends and optimized kitchen processes
  • Good understanding of useful computer programs (MS Office, restaurant management software, POS)
  • Credentials in health and safety training
  • Experience in preparing various types of cuisine

Please review the requirements of the position and apply today.   

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