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Lead Chef

Company: The Fresh Gourmet
Location: Arcadia
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

About the Fresh Gourmet:The Fresh Gourmet is a family owned catering business which has been producing events and running the famous "Peacock Cafe" on the grounds of the Los Angeles County Arboretum for 15 years. The Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden (Arboretum) consists of 127 acres of botanical gardens, and historical sites nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains in Arcadia, California.
Summary: The Fresh Gourmet is in search of a kitchen leader that will be creative and excited to help our company grow. This position will require the knowledge and qualifications suitable to lead the day to day operations of the kitchen as well as lead small and large scale catering events held on the grounds of the Botanic Gardens. Our company is expanding and taking on more responsibilities and arenas of catering at the botanic garden. It's an exciting time of expansion and growth. We need a candidate that is looking for opportunity, self motivated, communicates well and maintains composure while under pressure. We are looking for creativity and a chef that will expand our current menu.
Responsibilities:Must have experience with inventory and ordering restaurant product. Knowledge with scheduling kitchen staff for day to day operations, catering operations or both. Must have the ability to design menus , menus items and recipes. Must have menu, food and labor cost experience. Must have the ability to train kitchen staff in all levels of the kitchen from preparation, working the line to kitchen procedures and operations. Knowledge or experience in concession/booth catering is not necessary but is a plus.
QualificationsFormal Culinary training from a certified school is desired but not required. Three years of lead experience in a kitchen with a minimum of five years of work experience in a kitchen is required.

  • Have advanced Microsoft Office knowledge.
  • Have organizational skills.
  • Ability to speak Spanish a plus but not required.

Keywords: The Fresh Gourmet, Arcadia , Lead Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Arcadia, California

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