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Executive Chef

Company: Kiros Catering
Location: Irvine
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Position Title: Executive Chef
Location: Irvine, CA
Since 2007, Kiros Catering has built an outstanding reputation as one of the leading catering companies in Orange County by offering tailored catering services which provide a complete solution for planning all kinds of events. Our clients include corporate companies, hospitals, universities, schools, public and private sector entities as well as airline companies. Kiros Catering has been serving exquisite all-inclusive meals to Orange County, Los Angeles, and the Inland Empire. Kiros Catering holds HACCP & ISO 22000:2005 certification with a vigilant and attentive team when it comes to Food safety & Hygiene standards.
WHO WE'RE LOOKING FOR:Our Executive Chef position requires culinary passion, a friendly attitude, and the ability to multi-task - this person is a positive leader setting the tone of excellence, hard work and professionalism. Responsible for menu development, culinary creativity, leadership in the kitchen, and staff management. This team member creates and manages production to ensure consistent, excellent, and efficient work by managing food costs and meeting labor goals.
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Should have at least 5 years of Executive Chefs position in a high-volume, fine dining catering or banquet Chef experience.
  • Must have a degree in Culinary Arts.
  • Must be knowledgeable in different types of cuisine and dietary requirements including vegan and vegetarian.
  • Must be proficient in Windows operating systems and Catering system company approved.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Must be able to convey information and ideas clearly.
  • Must be able to evaluate and select among alternative courses of action quickly and accurately.
  • Must work well in stressful high-pressure situations.
  • Must be effective in handling problems in the workplace including anticipating preventing identifying and solving problems.
  • Must be effective at listening to clarify and resolve the concerns and issues raised by coworkers and guests.
    JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Prepares a variety of meats, seafood, poultry, vegetables, and other food items for cooking in ovens, grills, fryers, and a variety of other kitchen equipment.
    • Uses our defined recipes for preparation and portioning of all products, portion food products prior to cooking according to standard portion sizes and recipe specifications.
    • Understands and complies consistently with our standard portion sizes, cooking methods, quality standards and kitchen rules, policies, and procedures.
    • Maintains a clean and sanitary workstation and kitchen/delivery area.
    • Maintain a professional working relationship and promote open lines of communication with managers employees and other departments.
    • Adapts and remains positive during changes to processes and working conditions.
    • Organize production for several different events menus and several different cuisines simultaneously.
    • Managing other members of the culinary team with primary focus on training and supervising of daily work assignments.
    • Communicates with GM and Sales Team to plan details of menus and logistics of transportation and service with required equipment and staffing needs.
    • Attends events in the field, as necessary.
    • Develops and executes an innovative and creative menu with excellent presentation.
    • Promotes a highly organized, self-motivated, and efficient work structure.
    • Understands all business aspects of running a kitchen -- labor and food costs, waste, inventory.
    • Review B.E.O.s and attend the weekly B.E.O. Meeting.
    • Review/change menus as per corporate directive and hold menu tastings for our clients.
    • Perform any other duties as requested by the GM.
      SALARIED + BENEFITS (Depending on Experience)
      AVAILABILITY: Monday - Friday, Weekends & Holidays
      --- Kiros Catering is an equal opportunity employer. At Kiros Catering, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Keywords: Kiros Catering, Irvine , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Irvine, California

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