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Executive Chef

AurStaff Des Moines, IA

Job Description

Are you passionate and dedicated to the food industry?

A 1,400-acre private lake development located 40 miles west of the Des Moines metro is seeking an Executive Chef to build upon the current success of its culinary program.This is a working Chef position that is hands-on, but also responsible for food and labor benchmarks. Candidate must be able to prepare meals for 300-plus guests, as well as turn tables in an acceptable time. 
Executive Chef Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Plan menus according to popularity of various dishes and holidays
  • Control menu costs and maintain appropriate food cost margins, follow annual guideline on budget
  • Develop recipes and standards for food preparation and presentation
  • Establish controls and monitor kitchen activities to minimize food and supply waste
  • Hire, schedule, supervise and coordinate the work activities of all kitchen staff 
  • Train food preparation staff regarding safety, sanitation and accident prevention principles
  • Ensure sanitation and cleanliness standards are maintained throughout the kitchen areas.
  • Ensure all kitchen personnel meet high standards of personal and professional appearance.
  • Focus on quickly-served, high-quality food.
  • Meet with the Interim Events and Hospitality Manager to plan special menus for events.
  • Continually review opportunities to improve business results
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments
Executive Chef Qualifications:
  • Culinary Arts degree or related is highly preferred 
  • Minimum two years’ experience as an Executive Chef or Sous Chef also preferred
  • Management and banquet experience highly preferred
  • Willing to work flexible hours as required, including nights and weekends
Pay: Salaried position
Hours: Executive Chef’s weekly schedule will vary upon the business needs and demands of the resort.
             His/her experience and professional judgment should be exercised in determining work hours.
Cook up your resume and apply!
How to apply: Call Jeremy at 402-895-4422
                       Click on the link below 

Job Details

Date Posted December 10, 2018
Date Closes February 8, 2019
Requisition 18-833945
Located In Des Moines, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 35-1011.00 Chefs and Head Cooks
Zipcode 50216

This job requires the following skills

  • Inventory Control
  • Inventory Management
  • Customer Service
  • Kitchen / Food Service Worker
  • Dietician
  • Nursing Care
  • Public Administration - Maintenance / Cleaning
  • Food Safety Specialist
  • Restaurant Management

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