The Production Chief will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/ coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food; select and develop recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establish presentation technique and quality standards; plan and price menus; ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance; and ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen. The Production Chief may cook selected items or for select occasions. The Production Chief may oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques. The Production Chief directly supervises kitchen personnel and prepares and hands out daily work assignments, production sheets and work schedules to be followed. Has responsibility for hiring, discipline, performance reviews and initiating pay increases. Oversee the production of food assure serving line set up and perform simple production and preparation tasks in the absence of Junior or Senior Cooks. Typically reports to the Project Manager or a food service director.
Assure the principles of progressive cooking are followed. Interface with customers/clients/patrons as required to ensure meal satisfaction and illicit feedback.
The ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is essential to success in this role. Minimum five years related Food Service experience with a culinary institution, a large institutional food service operation, or the military in a lead supervisory capacity. Demonstrated cooking skills, and ability to teach of perform any food production task in a commercial or military kitchen environment to include but not be limited to hot and cold food preparation, grill service, sautéing, baking, beverage brewing, garnishing techniques, quality preparation and progressive cooking techniques.
Core competencies: Leadership, Management, Planning
We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.