Oversees a restaurant's kitchen by managing other members of the food preparation team, deciding what dishes to serve and adjusting orders to meet guests' requests. May assist in prep work, such as chopping vegetables, but more often will be involved in cooking specialty dishes. Must posses and have strong passion for the culinary arts and is a people person.
Chef Job Duties:
*Cooks guests' orders according to their preferences *Must expedite the pass through cook’s window to maintain proper consistency in food quality and service between the hours of 12 – 1 PM and or 5:30 – 7:30 PM daily. *Employs food safety best practices and makes sure that all kitchen staff members do the same *Acts with appropriate caution in a dangerous environment where there are knives and high-temperature surfaces *Selects choice ingredients that will give dishes the best flavor and presentation. *Experiments to come up with new specialties that will draw diners into the restaurant *Coaches the lead cooks and other members of the kitchen staff, so they perform at their best *Determines how much food to order and maintains an appropriate supply at the restaurant *Keeps up with trends in cooking and the restaurant business to ensure that guests have a positive experience *Works quickly and accurately during busy periods, such as weekends and evenings *Occasionally takes on extra duties, such as cleaning, when the kitchen is short-staffed or the restaurant is particularly busy *Takes direction and works with the restaurant's administrative team *Must Conduct daily kitchen briefing with Cooks and servers to discuss the service and business at hand.
Chef Skills and Qualifications:
Training in Culinary Arts,
Minimum 5 years Experience in leadership position.
Strong Communication, Organizational Skills
Available shifts and compensation: Available shifts all days except Mondays. Compensation is $20.00/hour.
About Back a Yard Caribbean Grill: Back A Yard Caribbean Grill in Menlo Park, CA is looking for team members to join our 13 person strong team. We are located on 1189 Willow Rd. Our ideal candidate is self-driven, motivated, and engaged.
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