Chef de Cuisine

Department: Culinary

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

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Job Description

 

Position:  Chef de Cuisine

Location: Fort Myers, FL

Reports to: Executive Chef

Status: Exempt

 

Job Summary:

The Chef de Cuisine will be responsible for preparing the kitchen for a multitude of tasks to include the day to day preparation of the meals within The Silver King outlet and to continually uphold the standards in accordance to the Luminary Hotel, Mainsail Lodging & Development and Marriott brand standards.

Essential Functions

  • Day to day managing of the Silver King kitchen staff.
  • Scheduling of Silver King kitchen staff.
  • Basic vegetable prep to include peeling, slicing, dicing, and portioning.
  • Basic and advanced sauce prep to include stocks, salad dressings, vinaigrettes, and emulsifications.
  • Butchering – processing whole poultry, fish, and primal cuts of larger animals.
  • General cleaning and supervision to include equipment, floors, walls, coolers, and freezers.
  • Dishwashing – all Silver King kitchen team members wash dishes.
  • Line cooking – working with other cooks under the supervision of the Executive Chef.
  • Plating dishes – presenting food for guests to the Executive Chef’s specifications for the outlet.
  • Expediting – assisting chefs in directing the flow of service from the kitchen to the dining room.
  • Demonstration and Station cooking – assisting Silver King chefs and guest chefs with presentations, reception station, action stations, and The Workshop Culinary Lab.
  • Assist with banquet plate ups, presenting food for guests to the Executive Chef’s specifications as needed.
  • Ability to understand and communicate kitchen orders.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to perform all functions in the kitchen and assist where needed.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to work long hours standing over hot equipment and surfaces.
  • Ability to work as a team in a stressful, fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge of different cooking recipes and all kitchen equipment.
  • Able to make outstanding quality food.
  • Follow SafeStaff sanitary compliance throughout every area working in the kitchen.
  • Follow all safety procedures to include knife safety.
  • Restock clean dishes, flatware, and all cooking equipment to the appropriate storage areas.
  • Maintain the kitchen work area in an orderly and clean condition.
  • Follow proper hand washing and sanitary procedures.
  • Stock supplies for the kitchen in specified locations and maintain area in order.
  • Supervise, sort and remove trash and clean the garbage cans daily.
  • Maintain trash area and place in proper area for pickup.
  • Assist with loading and unloading of food deliveries and supplies as needed.
  • Maintain a professional presentable uniform and personal grooming as dictated by Luminary Hotel guidelines.
  • Able to effectively communicate with the team daily.
  • Maintain a sense of ownership for the hotel/restaurant.

 

Hotel Performance

  • Ensure successful performance providing guests with an exceptional dining experience.

 

 

Qualification Standards

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in Fine Dining Restaurant and/or Luxury Hotel
  • Minimum of 2 years’ leadership experience
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

 

Physical Demands

  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Corrected vision to normal range
  • Ability to use knives and kitchen machinery safely and effectively
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs. or more when needed
  • Ability to work long hours as needed

 

Mental Demands

  • Make sound judgments quickly
  • Ability to work with others in a high demand kitchen
  • Work on multiple tasks, making appropriate progress towards deadlines
  • Able to work independently, take direction, and provide direction to others
  • Manage differing personalities within the kitchen, the hotel, and the community
  • Maintain the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Ability to work effectively in stressful, high pressure situations
  • Ability to effectively handle challenges in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying, and solving problems as necessary

NOTICE:  The hotel business functions seven days a week, 24 hours a day.  All associates must realize this fact and be aware that at all times it may be necessary to move associates form their accustomed shift as business demands.  In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

Career Information

Date Posted:
April 6, 2021

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