Restaurant Executive Chef Needed

Fairfax, VA 22031

Job ID: JN -062018-25663 Industry: Hotel & Restaurant Pay Rate: $75,000 - $100,000
Provides Heart of House leadership at the restaurant level. Directs and supports Heart of House team to ensure the consistent execution of the company' s quality standards, operating systems, procedures, philosophies, and cultural icons.

Restaurant Executive Chef Requirements
  • Minimum 3+ years of direct kitchen management experience
  • High-level organizational skills with multi-tasking capabilities
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and manage workloads with minimum direction.
  • High attention to detail and follow through
  • Dependable, reliable, and highly motivated
  • Culinary school background preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English
  • Ability to speak and understand Spanish preferred
Restaurant Executive Chef Physical Requirements
  • Able to work 10-hour plus shifts
  • Able to stand, sit or walk for extended periods of time
  • Able to grasp, lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs. As needed
  • Finger/hand dexterity to operate kitchen machinery and knives
  • Able to withstand changes in temperature, occasional smoke, steam and heat
  • Able to work in a confined area
  • Must possess hearing, visual and sensory abilities to observe and detect emergency situations; also to distinguish product, taste, texture, temperature, presentation and preparation

Key Responsibilities
  • Actively influence the behavior of others to ensure cultural icons are reflected in daily practice, promoting a safe and healthy work environment and superior guest experience
  • Develop management team and hold them accountable for developing hourly Heart of House staff to support the organization' s talent pipeline and assist in growth.
  • Impact restaurant profitability through effective financial management
  • Monitor and maintain the Heart of House facility
  • Represent, support, and protect the company brand
  • Assist New Restaurant Openings as required
Quality Standards
  • Actively monitor food execution. Ensure adherence to recipe and proper preparation and plating technique.
  • Understand all aspects of Matchbox pizza production which include, recipe adherence, dough quality, storage, and oven maintenance.
  • Actively participate in food reviews with the ACOM, ADO, and GM. Provide feedback to the entire Heart of House Team.
  • Continuously gather and review feedback from the field regarding quality issues or inconsistencies. Analyze problems to identify root cause, and take necessary action to rectify.
Operations
  • Train Heart of House staff to operate the restaurant effectively and successfully.
  • Ensure the Heart of House is properly staffed for all shifts.
  • Manage all Heart of House systems within the restaurant.
  • In cooperation with ACOM, develop corrective action plans when necessary to prevent recurrence of problems.
  • Manage HOH administrative procedures, to include staff files, health department reports, schedules, production sheets/pars, ordering pars, and inventory procedures.
  • Maintain strict adherence to proper food safety and sanitation procedures.
  • Ensure a safe working environment in the Heart of House to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Complete accident reports promptly in the event of an injury.
  • Actively support security procedures in the restaurant to protect employees, guests, and company assets.
  • Actively manage housekeeping systems and on-going repair and maintenance programs to properly maintain the restaurant.
  • Facilitate ongoing communication among key stakeholders for all operational issues, concerns, or changes.
  • Monitor daily operation for improper food handling and other causes of unnecessary waste. Lead action to correct.
People
  • Manage the hiring, supervision, and development of staff. When necessary, manage employee counseling and discipline (which may include terminations).
  • Ensure complete and proper documentation for all personnel actions (hiring, performance review, disciplines, etc.)
  • Provide ongoing feedback which includes conducting performance reviews/conversations in order to maintain a culture of transparency.
  • Ensure all training materials, schedules and guidelines required for Heart of House staff training are being followed.
  • Continuously evaluate staff and actively assist in the identification, development, and promotion of key talent.
  • Monitor staff morale, and take action to correct breakdowns in employee satisfaction and engagement at the restaurant level.

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