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Chef - Paradies Lagard-re - Detroit Metro Airport

Company: Paradies Lagard--re
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Head Chef exhibits culinary talent by personally performing tasks while assisting in leading the staff and managing all food-related functions. Works to continually improve guest and employee satisfaction while maximizing financial performance in all areas of responsibility. Assists in supervising all kitchen areas to ensure a consistent, high-quality product is produced. Responsible for guiding and developing staff including direct reports. Must ensure sanitation and food standards are achieved.
Duties and Responsibilities


  • Builds cooperative relationships with national and local market-prepared food vendors.
  • Develop strategic alliances based on innovation and product development.
  • Negotiate pricing, vendor programs, delivery, and payment terms for prepared food products.
  • Facilitate mutually beneficial agreements around promotional opportunities and support.
  • Be first to market in new products, innovation, and points of difference.
  • Conduct regular Quality Assurance tastings and evaluations to ensure recipe adherence, food quality, and consistency.
  • Launch/expand successfully prepared food product lines and implement successful exit strategies for unproductive merchandise.
  • Completes all required reports, logs, and culinary audits/reviews promptly.
  • Led, contribute to, and execute parts of the culinary strategic plan for the division.
  • Launch line reviews in support of customer and seasonal expectations.
  • Leverage fact-based decision-making to drive growth and profitability.
  • Orientates new cooks within their respective areas, core culinary standards, and established food programs.
  • Provides leadership to culinary team members and kitchen managers.
  • Ensure sufficient staffing levels are scheduled to accommodate business demands.
  • Follows and enforces all applicable safety procedures specified for kitchen and food servers.
  • Review weekly and monthly schedules to meet forecast and budget.
  • Attend management meetings and other administrative sessions.
  • Identifies the developmental needs of kitchen staff and provides coaching and mentoring.
  • Assists with training, coaching and development of culinary team members

    Position Qualifications

    • Ability to work various shifts in a 7/365 team-oriented environment
    • Self-starter able to prioritize and handle various tasks simultaneously
    • Excellent customer service skills and an ability to communicate effectively
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. perform essential job functions such as standing, bending, reaching, climbing on ladder, and walking long distances
    • Standing for long periods of time and the ability to work in an environment with varying temperatures
    • English (Required)
    • Work authorization (Required)
    • Prior experience managing in a union environment preferred
    • Current ServSafe Food Manager's Certification (obtain and maintain within six months of hire/promotion)

      Education and Experience

      • High school diploma or GED; 6 years' experience in culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.

        OR

        • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Culinary Arts, Hotel and Restaurant Management, or related major; 4 years' experience in the culinary, food and beverage, or related professional area.
          ExperienceRequired
          • 5 year(s): Culinary, food and beverage, or related professional areaEducationRequired
            • High School or betterBehaviorsPreferred
              • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
              • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject
              • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
              • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrityMotivationsPreferred
                • Financial: Inspired to perform well by monetary reimbursement
                • Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business
                • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization

Keywords: Paradies Lagard--re, Ann Arbor , Chef - Paradies Lagard-re - Detroit Metro Airport, Hospitality & Tourism , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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