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  • Executive Chef

    Location US-FL-Tampa
    Job ID
    2019-4200
    Group
    Spectra - Food Services & Hospitality
    Location Name
    Spectra FH - Lowry Park Zoo
    Category
    Chef
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Executive Chef is responsible for all culinary activities for the Zoo.  This position will oversee all activity in the kitchen, train personnel, plan menus, oversee product purchasing and manage culinary budget.

    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/

    Responsibilities

    • Make periodic and regular inspections of units to observe quality of food preparation and service; food appearance; and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance.
    • Coordinate all training activities for kitchen, bakery, butcher shop and other production and service employees, including the identification and analysis of training needs and the design and implementation of programs to address these deficiencies.
    • Develop recipes and portion specifications in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, product specifications, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints; participate in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development.
    • Assist operation managers as requested in areas such as plate presentation, special function menu planning and the design of new service areas.
    • Prepare operational reports and analyses setting forth progress and adverse trends and make appropriate recommendations.
    • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

    Qualifications

    Qualifications:

    • Technical proficiency and experience demonstrating verifiable knowledge of food preparation methods.
    • Ability to positively interact with diverse personalities, including co-workers, subordinates, guests and purveyors in a variety of work situations.  Must have active listening and effective communication skills.
    • Ability to develop results-oriented staff through effective training, evaluation, motivation, coaching and counseling.  Ability to assist others in developing needed skills for effective job performance.
    • Ability to positively distribute responsibility to others to meet objectives and achieve desired results.
    • Ability to recognize problems and to creatively and expeditiously find solutions.  Ability to set priorities and use initiative; solid decision-maker.
    • Ability to be detail-oriented, multi-task and effectively prioritize in a continuously changing environment.
    • Ability to be self-directed while working in a team-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule; able and willing to work nights, weekends and long hours.

    Education and Experience:

    •  Minimum of 2-3 years kitchen management experience in a full service restaurant or events venue.
    • Demonstrated and verifiable track record of meeting projected costs.
    • Professional appearance and presentation required.
    • Knowledge of and skill in using computer software, including MS Word/Excel/Outlook.
    • Maintains a current Food Handler’s card and alcohol service permit if required by state or local government.
    • Working knowledge of employee scheduling in a hospitality environment.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain certification in a nationally recognized sanitation program.

     

    Competencies

    • Strategic Thinking.
    • Business Acumen.
    • Thoroughness.
    • Leadership.
    • Communication Proficiency.
    • Presentation Skills.

    Supervisory Responsibility

    • This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department

    Work Environment

    • The work environment can be loud and busy. There are many kitchen hazards such as hot surfaces and liquids, sharp knives, and slippery floors.

    Physical Demands

    • The employee is required to stand for long periods as well as walk, bend and stoop. The position requires working taste buds, ability to smell, feel with fingers and visually inspect, including close and distance vision. The position requires ability to use arms, hands and manipulate fingers to reach, stir, measure, pour, cut, chop, dice, decorate, etc.

    Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

    • This position regularly requires long hours and weekend work

     

     

    SPECTRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER.

     

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