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Assistant Director of Culinary Services

Company: Mustard Seed Health Food Market, Inc.
Location: Akron
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

We are Akron's original healthy restaurant and prepared foods grocer that features all natural and organic ingredients, made fresh to order and served with a smile! Our forward-thinking menus offers a wide variety of Gluten Free friendly, Hormone and Antibiotic free Meats, Vegetarian, Vegan and Allergen-Friendly cuisine inspired from around the world. We take great pride in creating amazing food and top level service!

Job Summary
Provides support to the Director of Culinary Services by ensuring the highest quality customer service as provided through friendly, knowledgeable associates and Market Kitchen products (prepared, frozen, catering, concert catering and bakery) being in stock and available for sale. Oversees food production in accordance with company policy and ingredient standards. Helps develop menus, trains staff on food safety, cooking methods, presentations, techniques, portion control, and whole food concepts. Ensures that the kitchen maintains a safe and sanitary work environment. Builds a strong team by serving as a mentor to culinary associates.

  • Performs a variety of culinary (cooking) duties in a production oriented, scratch kitchen.
  • Leads team by example in maintaining a high level of food safety at all times.
  • Builds a strong kitchen team by working with the entire team to further the Mustard Seed Market and Caf-- mission.
  • Builds strong relationships within the culinary department and with other departments in the company to facilitate strong communication regarding department activities/projects.
  • Trains staff on cooking methods, presentation techniques, and sanitation.
  • Completes daily food safety checklist and Operation Pre-Op Checklists.
  • In conjunction with Director of Culinary Services, mentor and develop culinary associates.
  • Serves as a leader on Mustard Seed Market and Cafe Food Safety Committee.
  • Works with service staff to ensure total customer satisfaction.
  • Travel to other stores or off-site events to work on special projects as assigned.
  • Continue to advance knowledge in healthy alternative eating plans.
  • Performs all production, on-site and off-site catering and concert catering functions as needed.
  • In conjunction with Director of Culinary Services, is responsible for recipe development with an emphasis on nutritional and special dietary needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education And Experience

    • High School education or equivalent
    • 10 Years General Culinary experience
    • 5 years Production Cook experience
    • 2 years Catering/Event Management Experience (on and off site)
    • 5 years leadership experience.
    • Culinary Degree preferred

      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

      • Demonstrated ability to Plan, Organize and Control
      • Knowledge of food sanitation requirements and regulations
      • Knowledge and ability to implement food safety plans
      • Basic math ability
      • Excellent knife skills
      • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
      • Excellent customer service skills
      • Computer skills



Keywords: Mustard Seed Health Food Market, Inc., Akron , Assistant Director of Culinary Services, Executive , Akron, Ohio

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