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Executive Chef

Company: Eastwood Event Center
Location: Niles
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

The Eastwood Event Centre -located in the Niles Ohio is currently seeking an Executive Chef to join our -team who is creative and proficient in all aspects of food preparation
The Executive Chef will plan and direct food preparation and culinary activities and lead and oversee our culinary and kitchen operations team while maintaining appropriate food and labor cost margins.The Executive Chef provides strong leadership and fosters the development of the culinary and utility staffs, is responsible for developing menus, specifying product standards, controlling, and maintaining food inventories, assuring smooth and safe operations, and managing and adhering to all aspects of the culinary budget.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and direct food preparation and culinary activities.
  • Create and seasonally update catering menus that meet high quality and presentation standards.
  • Supervise culinary and kitchen operations team and assign duties and responsibilities to associates to ensure the accurate and timely production of catering service.
  • Ensure superior levels of performance and dependable, friendly service to external and internal clients.
  • Estimate nutritional data, food requirements, product costs, and menu pricing.
  • Inspect food quality, recipe consistency, and work areas to ensure all quality, safety, and sanitation standards are adhered to.
  • Recruit, interview, hire, and train team members while providing ongoing development for team members.
  • Conduct performance reviews for all culinary and kitchen associates.
  • Coordinate equipment purchases, maintenance, and repairs.
  • Order food and beverage product and supplies.
  • Oversee the scheduling of the culinary and kitchen operations team to ensure adequate staffing keeping within budget restraints.
  • Teach and ensure complete compliance with all food, safety and physical standards and policies.
  • Meet with clients as needed to assist the sales and operations teams in showcasing offerings and ensuring total guest satisfaction.
  • Ensure all necessary reports and forms are completed as scheduled and filed in accordance with standards.
  • Review the production records during and after every meal to ensure properly completion.
  • Rectify problems and/or guest complaints. Maintain positive and professional approach with coworkers and guests.
  • Conduct monthly department meetings and departmental safety programs.
  • Perform administrative duties as needed.
  • Maintain time and payroll records.
  • Any additional functions required by upper management.

    Physical Requirements:These physical demands represent the physical requirements necessary for an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position,
    • Associate must be able to sit or stand in the same position for up to 8 hours a day consecutively.
    • Associate may have to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
    • Associate is often required to use his or her hands and fingers to handle or feel.
    • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
    • Associate must talk and hear.
    • Must be able to stand and walk for long periods of time.
    • Must be able to exert well-paced ability to reach other departments of the conference center on a timely basis.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally.
    • Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening, and hearing ability and visual acuity.
      Travel:Local and regional travel is required resulting in overnight trips. This position requires the successful candidate to have a valid - Driver's license. The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license upon being hired.
      Qualifications, Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:
      • Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
      • Extensive knowledge of culinary arts and the kitchen, its services, facilities, and equipment.
      • Experience in Italian cuisine strongly preferred.
      • Must be detail oriented with outstanding organizational and communication skills.
      • Must possess excellent computational ability.
      • Must possess basic computer skills.
      • Must have excellent leadership capability and customer relations skills.
      • Must possess excellent teaching, coaching, and training skills.
      • Working knowledge of federal, state, and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations.
      • Must be able to perform duties in extreme temperatures.
        The Eastwood Event Centre is managed by Columbus Hospitality Management, a company committed to providing quality service and memorable guest experiences in a positive and welcoming work environment. We are focused on supporting the needs of our team through our commitment to the family/work life balance and by providing development opportunities.We are proud to be a Drug Free Workplace/EOE. All applicants will be required to submit to a background check prior to employment.

Keywords: Eastwood Event Center, Akron , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Niles, Ohio

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