Executive Chef
American Golf - Oregon

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Provides members and guests with cuisine of excellent quality by managing the kitchen and kitchen staff.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Ensure food quality in all outlets by overseeing preparation and managing inventory
  • Manage kitchen staff by recruiting, selecting, hiring, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, supervising, evaluating and carrying out disciplinary action as necessary in accordance with AGC policies and applicable laws
  • Approve product quality by training staff in preparation procedures and presentation standards; observing methods of preparation; tasting and smelling prepared dishes; viewing color, texture and garnishes; verifying portion sizes and ensuring that corporate standards for food quality are consistently met
  • Control costs by estimating purchasing needs; using readily available and seasonal ingredients; purchasing through approved suppliers; setting standards for portion size; minimizing waste using prep sheets, proper recipes and properly trained staff
  • Control costs by estimating staffing needs; utilizing labor scheduling tool to adjust hourly schedules following demand patterns, budget and local labor laws
  • Manage and assist kitchen staff in producing food for all banquets, catered events and member dining areas
  • Develop menus, pricing and special food offerings by collaborating with Food and Beverage Director
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment by adhering to all federal, state and local sanitation and safety requirements; instructing staff in proper food preparation, food storage, use of kitchen equipment and utensils, sanitation and safety issues; ensuring clean and orderly refrigerators and kitchen area
  • Assure smooth kitchen operation by overseeing daily product inventory, purchasing and receiving
  • Abide by and ensure proper execution of all AGC Back of House Standard Operating Procedures

Additional Responsibilities:
  • Maintains kitchen staff job results by coaching, counseling and disciplining employees; monitoring and appraising job results
  • Collaborate with Food & Beverage Director in the delivery of staff meetings, as well as the resolution of issues regarding product, equipment or personnel
  • Maintain knowledge of local competition and industry trends
  • Primary duty is management, however the Executive Chef may be required to prepare food and various line items to expedite orders as needed
  • Implement and support all AGC initiatives and programs as requested by management
  • May be required to create ice sculptures; demonstrate wine knowledge and address groups of members/guests

Minimum Qualifications and Skill Requirements:
  • Specialty/Technical Training required (4-Year College Degree or Culinary certification) and a minimum of 6 years of experience in culinary arts with at least 1 year of supervisory experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 1-2 years experience in personnel management, preferably in golf/hospitality/service industry required
  • Ability to communicate effectively, perform multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize needs in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of applicable safety and sanitation procedures and training required
  • Knowledge of food cost and inventory management principles required
  • Ability to forecast inventory and staffing needs required
  • Proficient in computer software including Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Serve Safe certification required within 90 days of employment
  • Bilingual speaker (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively build and foster a team environment
  • Valid driver’s license required

Job benefits:
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Merchandise Discounts
  • Meal and Beverage Discounts
  • Health Care and Welfare Benefits such as Life Insurance, Medical Plans, Dental Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Plans
  • Golf and Tennis Privileges
  • 401(k) Savings Plan

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american golf is Europe's largest golf retailer. Founded in the late 1970's with a single store in Ashton in Makerfield we now have in...