Executive Chef in Danbury, CT at Ethan Allen Global Inc.

Date Posted: 11/9/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Requisition ID: 012496

Essential Functions:

  • Design menu items and assume responsibility for all food rotation and proper timing of foods. Coordinate placing of food on the steam and cold table with staff. Work closely with suppliers to ensure that all items needed are in stock for the menu. Alert, friendly and able to assist guests with courtesy and promptness. Familiar with a variety of the culinary field concepts and procedures. Rely on at least 10 years of culinary and management experience to plan and accomplish goals. Perform a variety of complicated tasks.
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities
  •  Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food
  •  Select and develop recipes
  •  Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality
  •  Establish presentation technique and quality standards
  •  Plan and price menus
  •  Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance
  •  Ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen
  • Oversee special catering events and offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques
  •  Supervises kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline, performance reviews and initiating pay increases
  • Responsible for staying within specified budget
  •  Inspect equipment before and after use, making sure everything is clean and in proper working order.
  • Review prep list check daily pars and maintain pars as necessary, order stock from specific list, and ensure all food items are dated and up to company standards.
  • Oversee inventory of stations, control quality of food, avoid waste, and ensure proper rotation and utilization.
  • Train employees to keep up with company standards and new changes.
  • Check all food for proper consistency, temperature, and flavor.
  • Monitor overtime.
  • Coordinate workflow to ensure a smooth-running operation.
  •  Make sure kitchen is clean and kept neat according to health department standards, also supervise dishwashers and other cooks in their respective duties.
  •  Check food orders going out of the kitchen and food being prepared.
  •  Review all kitchen staff necessary for any special parties or orders; also follow up on completed work.
  •  Monitor employee’s performance and issues, discipline when necessary.
  •  Handle all necessary paperwork related to this position (discipline reports, handing our forms to employees, evaluations, special assignments, and communication in logbook for other shifts).
  •  Walk and stand approximately 75% of your shift.
  •  Assist team members as needed to promote a positive teamwork environment.

Job Requirements

Technical skills:

  • POS System, Microsoft Excel, Word and familiarity with all Kitchen equipment
  • Servsafe certified

Hotel Specific Essential Functions:

  • Ability to sit and stand for 8 to 10 hrs. length of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend frequently during a shift
  • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English
  • Ability to drive outside of hotel to sales calls

Benefits are an important part of the total compensation that are offered, providing peace of mind and financial well-being.  Ethan Allen is committed to offering a variety of benefits that allow associates to choose whether or not to participate based on personal and family needs.  Some of the benefits offered are two company subsidized Medical Plans with Prescription Drug Coverage and Health Savings Account (including Employer contributions), cost effective Dental and Vision plans, 401(k) plan (with Employer matching contributions and Profit Sharing), company provided Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability (FT associates only), Flexible Spending Accounts – Health Care & Dependent Care, Commuter Saving Plans – Public Transit & Parking, Voluntary Whole Life Insurance, Voluntary Critical Care Insurance, Voluntary Accident Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Purchase Program, and Employee Referral Bonus Program.

Ethan Allen is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  We are an E-Verify Employer.