Chef Job Description

A chef is a person who prepares and cooks food and who may also work as a waiter, dishwasher, or host.

In a restaurant, the chef is the person accountable for the menu and the price of each dish.

In a formal restaurant, the chef is the person responsible for the preparation and presentation of the food.

The chef is often involved in selecting and preparing food, selecting and coordinating the ingredients and menu, and supervising the cooking.

The executive chef is the highest ranking person in the kitchen and often determines menus and oversees the training of kitchen staff.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a highly skilled and experienced Chef to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a passion for food and gastronomy, and will be able to create innovative and exciting dishes that will wow our guests. If you are a talented and ambitious Chef, then we would love to hear from you.

Chef Duties:

  • Ensure flawless execution of all food events
  • Plan and manage the food operations for events ranging from 20 to 1,000 guests
  • Train and manage kitchen staff
  • Perform daily inventory and order food supplies
  • Develop menus and comply with health codes
  • Develop and oversee food production, preparation, and presentation
  • Recommend changes to menus and recipes based on feedback from guests
  • Lead culinary department in planning, researching, and implementing new menus and dishes
  • Successfully lead culinary team
  • Prepare requisitions for food purchases
  • Conduct inventory and prepare requisitions for food supplies
  • Conducts monthly inventory and oversees other culinary activities
  • Supervise all food supplies, equipment, and utensils
  • Develop and oversee budget and resources
  • Maintain health, safety, and environmental

Chef Responsibilities:

  • Create menus, design and execute culinary creations, and ensure compliance with all regulations
  • Maintain inventory, including delivery schedules and food storage requirements
  • Manage the purchasing, ordering, and tracking of food products
  • Maintain kitchen cleanliness and sanitation standards, including food handling practices, use of equipment, and employee training
  • Develop and update product lists and inventories, including recipes
  • Oversee food preparation and delivery
  • Maintain food service areas, including preparation and service areas, kitchen, storage areas, and restrooms
  • Oversee staff scheduling and hiring
  • Delegate tasks to subordinates, and oversee their completion
  • Conduct risk assessments and oversee food safety programs
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and productive work environment
  • Maintain financial record and financial information
  • Maintain equipment and supplies for food preparation

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, restaurant management, or related field
  • 2+ years experience in a chef role
  • Knowledge of menu development, food safety, and sanitation procedures
  • Strong ability to train subordinates
  • Excellence in time management, organization, and customer relations

Company Name is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We are especially interested in hearing from veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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