Experienced Sous Chef
Eurest Dining Services - Northeast Denver - Denver, CO

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Eurest Dining Services is looking for an experienced Sous Chef to assist the Executive Chef in coordinating and participating in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel engaged in preparing and cooking foods.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Cooks and otherwise prepares foods according to recipes.
Cuts, trims, bones and carves meats and poultry for cooking.
Responsible for quality and consistency of product taste and presentation.
Insures all deadlines are met in food production based on production orders.
Cooks and carves meats, and prepares dishes.
Weighs and measures designated ingredients.
Carries pans, kettles, and trays of food to and from workstations, stove, and refrigerator.
Properly stores foods in designated areas following wrapping, dating, and rotation procedures.
Cleans work areas, equipment and utensils. Utilizes approved food recipes and production standards to ensure proper quality, serving temperatures and standard portion control.
Serves customers in an efficient and friendly manner.
Resolves customer concerns.
Interacts with co-workers to ensure compliance with company service standards, and inventory and cash control procedures.
Assures compliance with all sanitation, ServSafe, safety, production, and merchandising requirements.
Assumes responsibility for kitchen in absence of Executive Chef.

Food Safety/Sanitation - MUST be proficient in all aspects of food safety and sanitation, be able to practice them and teach them to other personnel.

Customer Service
Represents company in a courteous, efficient, and friendly manner is all customer and employee interactions
Interacts with customers in a manner to ensure customer satisfaction
Greets customers courteously
Serves customers quickly, Does not allow back-ups or snags in serving lines
Serves customer food and beverage orders quickly, in proper portions, in a courteous demeanor
Demonstrates a complete understanding of daily menu items and explains same to customers accurately
Relays relevant comments from customers directly to supervisors
Interact with customers and resolves customer complaints in a friendly and service oriented manner
Consistently exhibits the ability to keep up with peak cafeteria hours and does so calmly, accurately and efficiently
Checks to ensure that all display foods are merchandised attractively per standards
Serve food neatly and attractively per standard

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:
Associates degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as recipe conversions and extensions, recipe yields, and percentages. Ability to make change.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, recipes, production sheets, temperature logs, safety rules, MSDS Sheets. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.

Flexibility to work days, nights and weekends a MUST!
If interested please respond with a professional introductory email with a complete work history/resume. Must pass both background and drug tests. No phone calls accepted!