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Sous Chefs

Hiring Deadline: Open until filled
Position updated on:
Zip Code: 85351
Industry: All
Employer: Royal Oaks
Job Tracking ID: 1382798429
Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Executive Chef, plans, organizes and directs the daily activities of the kitchen staff and food production. Ensures efficient operation of all kitchen areas, including food preparation and production, sanitation, and supervising kitchen staff.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Purchases food, disposables, equipment and chemical supplies through approved vendors and with the use of systematic order guide system that identifies par levels, amounts on hand and amounts to be ordered, oversees the receiving of products ordered and checks orders to ensure proper quality, quantity and condition.

Instructs, guides, and trains cooking staff on proper preparation methods, recipe ingredients, maintains an accurate daily production record system that dictates the amounts of all items to be prepared and served by the kitchen staff, monitors the amount of leftovers and makes adjustments for future quantities to prepare, based on anticipation, past history, and personal knowledge.

Knowledge and Skills:
Has a minimum of five years of experience in a culinary field including high volume food service
Has in-depth knowledge of all aspects of food and beverage service.
Has extensive knowledge of food and supply purchasing, preparation, and display.
Has ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Has computer proficiency-- Microsoft Word/Excel, Outlook and Internet
Is organized, able to multi-task, think creatively and adapt to different situations.
Has clear speaking voice, and is fluent in English. Being bilingual would be a plus.
Has ability to speak, work and interface with all levels of co-workers, residents, guests and employees.
Demonstrates excellent customer service.

Employee Type: Full-Time, Part-Time
Compensation: TBD

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