The Head Chef at Crest Inn is responsible for overseeing the culinary operations and kitchen staff. This leadership role involves menu development, food preparation, quality control, kitchen management, and ensuring a high standard of food service. The Head Chef will play a pivotal role in maintaining the restaurant's reputation.
- Minimum Qualification: Degree
- Experience Level: Mid level
- Experience Length: 3 years
- Create and develop innovative and appealing menus that meet customer preferences.
- Design seasonal and special event menus.
- Ensure menu items are cost-effective and aligned with the restaurant's concept.
Food Preparation and Presentation:
- Supervise and participate in food preparation and cooking activities.
- Ensure consistent and high-quality food presentation.
- Maintain cleanliness and hygiene standards in the kitchen.
- Manage kitchen staff, including hiring, training, and scheduling.
- Set performance standards and monitor staff performance.
- Oversee inventory control, ordering, and food cost management.
- Monitor food quality, taste, and presentation to meet or exceed guest expectations.
- Conduct regular tastings and evaluations of menu items.
- Address any issues or concerns related to food quality promptly.
Health and Safety Compliance:
- Ensure compliance with all food safety and sanitation standards.
- Oversee kitchen equipment maintenance and repair.
- Train kitchen staff in safe food handling practices.
- Control food and labor costs within budgetary guidelines.
- Implement strategies to reduce food waste and optimize kitchen efficiency.
- Monitor and analyze kitchen expenses.
- Collaborate with the management team to develop food-related promotions and events.
- Stay current with culinary trends and incorporate them into the menu.
- Interact with guests to gather feedback and address concerns.
- Strive to exceed customer expectations and maintain a high level of guest satisfaction.
- Minimum academic qualification of HND/BSc degree in any discipline or Culinary school training certificate
- Good customer service
- Organizational skills
- Time management Skills
- Ability to work under extreme pressure
- Ability to communicate in a fast moving environment
- Previous experience working as a chef
- Passion for delighting people with food
- Good interpersonal skills
- The ability to motivate other members of staff
- The ability to work well as part of a team.
- Good leadership skills
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