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Executive Chef

Company: Kitchfix
Location: Frankfort
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Job Description:

COMPANY:Kitchfix is a leading, Chicago-based food service company comprised of a local meal delivery service, catering and managed services, as well as a nationwide CPG breakfast line sold in stores. At Kitchfix, we combine our passion for delicious food with high standards for ingredients and sourcing. Kitchfix emerged as a leader in Chicago with an innovative and multi-faceted approach to food service, focused on transparency in sourcing, nutrition, and chef-crafted menus. Our mission is to help people better their bodies and minds through trustworthy, delicious meals and snacks, and to change the way people eat healthy, convenient food in Chicago. ROLE:The Executive Chef will ensure the excellence in culinary operations within the Meals Delivered division of Kitchfix, and will be key in determining and driving the division's growth. This Chef is responsible for providing strong leadership to the team, delivering food and labor cost goals, and continuously improving the operations while maintaining the standards of quality and care for which Kitchfix is known. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:-- Ensure consistent, high-quality execution of daily production of Kitchfix and foodQ prepared meals, according to established recipes-- Lead in developing and executing strategies to grow profits for the Meals Delivered division, both within and outside the Kitchfix brand-- Provide exceptional leadership to the culinary team through personnel development and staff management, fostering a culture of respect, accountability, and collaboration-- Develop, implement, and track culinary operational improvements to support the business, both within the kitchen and between BOH and FOH-- Deliver on financial goals including revenue, COGS and labor-- Assist in developing budgets, forecasts and operating plans for future periods and initiatives-- Ensure high-quality execution of catering opportunities that fall outside of Meals Delivered production QUALIFICATIONS-- 5+ years in a kitchen management position, Culinary Degree preferred-- 2+ years experience in a Production Kitchen, Familiar with a batch-production mentality-- Experience managing a staff of 20+ employees-- ServSafe Manager Certificate preferred; ServSafe Food Handlers Certificate required-- Working knowledge of kitchen equipment and good knife skills-- Must have a personal affinity for timeliness, cleanliness, organization and efficiency, and a willingness to help foster these qualities in the rest of our kitchen staff-- Strong sense of compassion and a willingness to teach those of various backgrounds-- Able to work long hours, to include nights and weekends as necessary-- Experience working within a budget-- Good at working with others and generally embraces a team-centric approach to tackling large projects or daily issues that may arise-- Spanish-speaking/fluent preferred BENEFITS:-- Health insurance, dental insurance-- Paid sick days & vacation-- Healthy lunch served daily-- 401(k)

Keywords: Kitchfix, Chicago , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Frankfort, Illinois

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