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Executive Sous Chef | Yardbird Table and Bar - Denver

Compensation: Salary | 75,000-85,000 | Not-tipped
Availability: Full-Time | Shift: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Weekends, Flexible, Full
Experience Needed: 3 - 4 years, 4 - 5 years | Job Category: Chef de Cuisine, Executive Chef, Kitchen Manager, Sous Chef

Job Description:

The Executive Sous Chef reports directly to the Executive chef and/or Corporate Chef. The Executive Sous Chef is fully responsible for the day-to-day operations of the kitchen and back-of-the-house including all culinary related responsibilities, budgeting, and staff management.

Essential Functions:

The Executive Sous Chef will operate as the right-hand chef to the Executive Chef in the culinary leadership team. Working closely with the culinary staff and sous chefs in day to day kitchen operations.
Working closely with Executive Chef to standardize recipes.
Maintaining food quality and ensuring guest satisfaction
Setting standards and maintaining food presentation quality at all times.
Ensuring that standard recipes are being followed at all times
Sourcing out new products and supplies to constantly develop menus
Constantly improving food production
Resolving any problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment’s notice.
Recruiting staff and monitoring their performance
Motivating staff and maintaining discipline at all times
Staff management which includes hiring, training, scheduling, payroll, performance evaluation, and termination of employees.
Responsible for inventory, purchasing and receiving of both FOH and BOH products.
Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards.
Cooperating with front of house management and service staff regarding service issues
Expediting during service
Building apprenticeship and staff development programs.

Proper guest service requires that the food is produced on a timely basis and that the servers are well educated regarding the menu.
It is the Executive Sous Chef's responsibility to participate in service education through: a. Daily line-ups; b. Quarterly menu meetings; and c. New server training programs
It is also the Chef's responsibility to train the kitchen staff to produce meals promptly.
The goal is to execute all tickets in twenty minutes or less.

It is the Chef's responsibility to meet the financial targets while achieving the food quality and service objectives.
If there are structural reasons that the financial goals cannot be met without sacrificing food quality of service, it is the Chef's responsibility to identify the problems and bring them promptly to the attention of the General Manager.
Maintaining overall food & labor cost within budgetary guidelines
Ensuring overall profitability of kitchen
Managing kitchen staff to maintain goals

Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities.
It is the Chef's responsibilities to supervise the daily cleaning of the pantry, cooking line, prep kitchen, dish area, stairs, walk-in and downstairs prep area.
The Chef should make the appropriate assignments within his staff.

Assists the General Manager in supervising all kitchen employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.
Work with Executive Chef to instill company culture, build morale and create an ongoing positive work environment, using established as well as newly developed initiatives.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Use the Employee Handbook in understanding the consistent manner of communicating rules and regulations to our team.

Degree in Culinary Arts
4 years management experience as a Restaurant Chef, Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef.
Food Safety/Manager Certification
Customer/Client Focus Expertise in food product, presentation, quality and preparation along with menu concept and design.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
Ability to write routine reports, purchase orders, menus and correspondence.
Ability to communicate to groups of customers or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Founded by CEO John Kunkel, 50 Eggs is a James Beard nominated, multi-faceted, full-service culinary and hospitality firm focused on developing cutting-edge brands with unparalleled dining experiences. 50 Eggs owns and operates the award-winning Yardbird Table & Bar, CHICA, Spring Chicken, and WAKUDA, a bold, artful collision of time and culture, traditional and modern Japanese cuisine and seductive design created by world-renowned, two-Michelin-starred Chef Tetsuya Wakuda and 50 Eggs Hospitality CEO John Kunkel.

Available Benefits: PTO and Paid Sick Time, Health/Vision/Dental Insurance, 401K Retirement Plan, Short-Term Disability Insurance, Meals

How Do You Apply? External Website

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Yardbird Table and Bar - Denver

Job Location:

2743 Blake Street
Denver, Colorado 80205

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