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Head Chef

Company: Parlour Restaurant
Location: Oakland
Posted on: September 14, 2019

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a talented chef. The ideal candidate should have a progressive culinary background that has fundamental understanding of seasonal sourcing with a unique finesse of fine cuisine.Our restaurant seeks a head chef to come join the team. We are market driven, seasonal menu for weekday lunch, dinner and brunch. Neapolitan style pizzas, charcuterie, patisserie, bread baking, and pasta making are all desirable skills. We are looking for someone who is excited about the simplicity of fresh ingredients and has an understanding of what it means to run a kitchen. Please be hardworking, understand food cost and ordering, be passionate, reliable and have experience managing a team. You must have prior experience as a head chef. Please respond with your resume pasted into the body of the email or as a .pdf. Please send a cover letter detailing your approach to being a chef and your initial thoughts on your vision for this position. Please send work references for your last four employers. We are looking to fill this position immediately.Responsibilities:---Collaborate with the team to proactively research, develop and implement innovative food ideas/concepts and new or revised menu/recipe items to increase profitability.---Coach the teams to effectively manage costs while maintaining recipe standards and cooking/preparation procedures.---Improve cost structure by overseeing BOH operating efficiency through maximizing the productivity of the staff, developing new procedures and/or streamlining processes ---Receiving, preparation, cooking procedures, and menu mix optimization.---Qualified candidates will be:---Driven towards consistency and service excellence.---Energetic and enthusiastic---Strong communicators with strong organizational skills.---Effective at managing and motivating hourly staff.Qualified candidates will have:---2-5 years of experience as a head or executive chef.---Prior success in running expo in a kitchen---Prior experience training and mentoring an hourly line cook team---A minimum of an associate's degree from a culinary focused university and/or 5 years running a kitchen.Qualified candidates will be in agreement with the following:---Able to communicate with Spanish-speaking kitchen staff.---Understand that our customer's needs come first: "yes we can do that"---Believe that the FOH is as important as the BOH to the success of the business.---Training and communication are key to the success in all aspects of the business.---Able to read, analyze, and manage a P&L---Able to handle high volume lunch, dinners, and brunches ---You are creative with a foundation in European methods and American and European cuisine.---You want to work with the FOH management to constantly improve every aspect of the operation.---You believe in treating all staff with respect.MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO WORK ALL DAYS AND ALL SHIFTS.

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