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Executive Chef

Company: Platinum Dining Group
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPlatinum Dining Group is a full-service hospitality group based in northern Delaware. Six restaurants, an "any event" catering company, and a fine-goods retail market all reside under the PDG umbrella. We are a company that believes in the fundamental truth that no task is too great and no detail too small. We strive, one guest at a time, to offer a complete and rewarding hospitality experience.Platinum Dining Group is offering a rare opportunity! We are in search of an Executive Chef to expand our award-winning culinary team! Career-minded kitchen professionals with experience in full service, upscale, high-volume cuisine are encouraged to apply. Our Executive Chefs:A Platinum Dining Group executive chef is responsible for all back of the house operations. In addition to a solid grasp of current food trends, regional and seasonal cuisine - he/she is highly skilled in restaurant-specific cuisine and necessary specialized cooking processes. Administrative tasks include menu development, costing, implementation and execution as approved by the director of operations/owner. Staffing tasks include hiring, training, scheduling, motivating and coaching to name a few.A few of our Executive Chefs responsibilities:· Ensure that the kitchen is running smoothly with prep and production being completed in a timely manner and all dishes are prepared correctly. These standards must be upheld regardless of business volume.· Research, develop, and implement menu items as approved by director of operations/owner· Kitchen succession planning including mentoring and developing sous chefs into potential executive chefs· Maintain cost of goods as approved by director of operations/owner· Hire and train sous chefs, line cooks, prep cooks and dish staff· Enforces company standards, policies, and procedures, including sanitation, safety & dress code· Actively seek out ways to increase productivity and profitability· Ensure that the kitchen, and its equipment, is well maintained, clean and organized· Foster a climate of professionalism, cooperation and respect between teammates· Maintains a clean and safe physical environment through timely repair and upkeep· Ensures compliance with health, sanitation, liquor, safety, and employment regulations by clearly communicating and reinforcing standards and procedures to all employees· Foster a climate of professionalism, cooperation and respect between teammates· Fulfills all record keeping and administrative requirements, including financial records, and employee files and correspondence· Search out ways to enhance overall staff performance and groom staff for potential advancement· Have a strong knowledge and understanding of Delaware Department of Health for food safety standardsAre you Qualified?· Outstanding communication and leadership skills· A minimum of 4 years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience including 2 years as an executive chef. Exceptions may be made for the right candidate· Excellent emotional self-awareness under pressure while maintaining a respectful demeanor· Strong desire to continue learning in the position as well as progress in the restaurant· A team player with a positive attitude· Must be a prompt and punctual individual· Advanced knife handling skills· ServSafe certified· Knowledge of health and safety rules in a kitchen· Good sense of taste and smell as well as good manual dexterity to operate kitchen equipment· Self-driven to produce high quality work· A sense of ownership with the "buck stops here" approach· High level of creativity and reliability· Familiarity with menu costing procedures· Must be a crowd pleaser – enjoy making guests happy· Open availability required (including nights, weekends & holidays)· Knowledge of a second language is a plus· Degree or certificate in Culinary Arts preferredBenefits for full-time management positions:PDG offers highly competitive salaries, 401K with company match, healthcare & dental benefits, PTO (paid time off), Bonus & a PDG Ambassador Dining Card.Management work schedules include 5-day workweeks with 1 weekend day off each week. All of these benefits within a positive and fun work environment in our award-winning restaurants.Apply now!Check us out on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In or visit one of our restaurants for a taste! Eclipse Bistro, RedFire Grill & Steakhouse, Capers & Lemons, Taverna - Main Street, Taverna - Wilmington, and El Camino Mexican Kitchen

Keywords: Platinum Dining Group, Wilmington , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Wilmington, Delaware

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