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Head Chef

Larkspur, CA 94939

Posted: 02/04/2019 Job Category: Food & Beverage Job Number: 25506 Pay Rate: DOE 65K+
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HSS Hospitality Staffing Solutions is recognized as the largest national hospitality staffing company today serving over 900 hotels nationwide. Our commitment to quality in servicing hospitality clients has earned HSS the trust and respect of the best hotel brands in the business. We are committed to finding and placing the best hospitality talent in the industry! 
HSS is currently recruiting for a Executive Chef for a direct position in the Larkspur, CA area.
PAY DOE | Competitive
JOB Description:
Job Purpose
The Head Chef will be responsible for the quality of all fresh prepared foods at our clients restuarant that including sit-down, take out, deli and grab & go. This position will work closely with the Director of Culinary and Facilities in order to achieve our vision. The Head Chef will be responsible for executing a menu highlighting meats, and will work with the Head Butcher in order to fully utilize our whole animals. This is a key management position and essential in fostering a great working environment in the kitchen and the shop at large.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Manage all kitchen purchasing and inventory - Evaluate revenue and costs, adjusting ordering and scheduling as necessary to achieve goals set by Company Directors
Leading by Example:  Leads service with a hand-on approach to service and hospitality.  Hold team accountable to service standards and maintain accurate documentation of training / coaching conversations. Hire, train & manage kitchen and dish-room staff.
Oversee production within the kitchen. Maintain and assure highest level of quality for all fresh prepared food products. Train and coach employees on preparations standards.
Manage kitchen & dish-room scheduling, in conjunction with General Manager.
Coordinate with Head Butcher to ensure maximum product usage and profitability. Ensure that there is minimal waste.
Oversee execution menu developed by Company Directors.
Propose new dishes and specials as needed
Maintain clean, organized and properly functioning kitchen, including equipment upkeep
Ensure compliance with local health department and other regulations
Assist in general tasks as specified by VP Culinary & General Manager
Job Competencies, Qualifications, and Requirements
-    Comprehensive culinary knowledge, especially meat and understanding food and labor cost
-    Management Skills
-    Knife skills
-    Expediting
-    Cooking meat to temperature
-    Teamwork
-    Leadership
-    Attention to detail
-    Organized
-    Cleanliness
-    Manage employees
-    Work under pressure
-    Work in a fast paced environment
-    Collaborator, especially with the Butcher and General Manager
Technology related KSAs:
-    Knowledge of POS systems
-    Computer proficiency, especially with Excel and Word
Minimum Qualifications
-    5+ years of culinary experience
-    2+ years managing kitchens
-    High school degree/GED equivalent is preferred
-    Manager Food Safety certification is required
-    Spanish proficiency preferred
Apply here with your resume and references and let us connect you to your next career opportunity!
Interested candidates please apply directly and/or email search@hssstaffing.com.
HSS is the largest staffing agency focused on hospitality staffing.  We work every day to match people looking for work with: Hotels, Resorts, Banquet Halls, Colleges & Universities, Event Spaces, Medical Facilities, and more. If you’re looking for work in the hospitality industry apply/search for our openings at: https://jobs2.smartsearchonline.com/hssstaffing/jobs/ 
HSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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