Culinary Lead
Sur La Table - Manhasset, NY

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TITLE: Culinary Lead
CLASSIFICATION: Part-time, Non-exempt
REPORTS TO: Resident Chef

COMPANY OVERVIEW:

The first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle's Pike Place Market in 1972 selling hard-to-find kitchenware imported from France. Since then the company has expanded to more than 80 stores nationwide, a direct-mail business distributing millions of catalogs each year, an e-commerce site, a gift registry, and a cooking class program.

Sur La Table prides itself in being the premiere retailer for creative cooking and artful entertaining through a legacy in culinary innovation, authenticity and discovery. If you have a passion for exceptional customer service and authentic culinary tools and serving pieces from around the world, we welcome you to join Sur La Table.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

Completes administrative assignments and tasks to ensure effective operations of the Culinary Program.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):
  • Teaches at least 1 culinary class per week.
  • Assists with online registration and reporting. Records telephone and store reservations for classes.
  • Models and creates an environment for exceptional customer service.
  • Maintains highest standards of cleanliness. Follows proper inventory control guidelines.
  • Prepares materials in advance of class start time. Ensures copies, cooking supplies, cleaning supplies, linens and seating are ready and available.
  • Complies with all company policies and procedures. Protects company assets and follows Loss Prevention procedures.
  • Available to work on the sales floor to enhance product knowledge. Attends all store meetings and product training events.
  • Completes Kitchen Assistant duties as needed including shopping, serving prepared foods, washing dishes, cleaning kitchen, helping customers and packaging/labeling/storing leftovers.
  • Acts as proxy for Resident Chef as needed and directed.
  • Performs additional duties as needed to be determined by the Resident Chef and/or Assistant Chef.
REQUIREMENTS (including, but not limited to):
  • 1-2 years experience as chef instructor, chef, caterer, chef de cuisine, sous chef or equivalent required.
  • 1-2 years retail sales, supervision or similar customer facing experience required.
  • Degree in Culinary Arts or Bachelor of Arts preferred.
  • Current food handler’s permit required.
  • Demonstrates a passion for cooking, entertaining and Sur La Table products.
  • Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and effectively prioritize.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and take initiative to meet program goals.
  • Must be able to stand at least 5 hours at a time.
  • Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds on a regular basis

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In 1972, the first Sur La Table store opened in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. It was a place where serious cooks found a surprising...