Free Job Description Template: Executive Chef

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TITLE: EXECUTIVE CHEF
FLSA: EXEMPT

POSITION OBJECTIVE: Manage and coordinate activities and operations of cooks and other employees engaged in preparing and cooking food products; manage all aspects of food preparation and presentation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Develop and implement creative, innovative, and high-quality menus; review and change menu as needed
Oversee all food preparation, production, and presentation; ensure that recipes are followed and preparation and presentation are adhered to consistently
Prepare a variety of cuisine utilizing skill and creativity
Standardizes production recipes to ensure consistent quality of accepted samples; plan production schedules and supervise production line
Manage maintenance of all kitchen equipment
Assist staff with job functions as needed to ensure optimum service to all patrons
Resolve all patron complaints related to food
Maintain food and beverage history including but not limited to sales mix and history, actual/potential costs, and production time
Possess and maintain thorough understanding of industry and stays abreast of industry trends; communicates/incorporates information to assure kitchen remains current
Possess and maintain thorough knowledge of wines offered in restaurant and wine/food pairings
Represent restaurant at outside functions as needed
Ensure all kitchen and food operations are in compliance with all legislated health and licensing guidelines; ensure adherence to all health and safety regulations and procedures
Create requisitions and/or purchases all food products; complete food production records and costs menus on a regular basis
Prepare accurate and timely reports as required
Hire, train, supervise, motivate, and develop kitchen staff; manage schedules and workflow

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

Possess strong leadership, communication, organization and relationship skills
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm
Acute attention to detail in fast paced environment
Capable of producing a consistent product in a timely manner
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Ability to manage priorities and workflow
Ability to effectively communicate with people at all levels and from various backgrounds; bi-lingual in Spanish a plus




EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Culinary Degree
Experience in a fast-paced restaurant kitchen required
Minimum of 5 years experience as an head chef

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