Join an amazing Culinary program and team!
This position is for our 1875 Steakhouse Fine Dining restaurant at French Lick Resort.
BASIC FUNCTION: The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for assisting the Executive Chef with the overall food service for the restaurants and providing the optimal service possible while operating within a predetermined budget.QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING, & WORK EXPERIENCE
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential duties and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have High School Diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED).
Associate degree in culinary arts or equivalent apprenticeship.
Minimum five (5) years experience in a first class hotel/resort or restaurant.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Must have good communication skills.
Must be hands-on and able to perform hourly functions when needed.
Must always present a hospitality mentality--warm and generous.
Must always ensure a teamwork environment.
Manages the kitchen in the preparation and presentation of foods by sous chefs and cooks, overseeing that all the food items are prepared as determined by the Executive Chef.
Assists in the supervision and staffing for the kitchen and for supervising all employees throughout the area.
Assists in maintaining an adequate supply of all food items such as meat, groceries, perishables, etc. used at the resort.
Assures that purchases are made using the specifications set by the Executive Chef and makes appropriate recommendations to the Executive Chef when specification changes are warranted.
Inspects all storage areas to insure that the best sanitation possible is maintained and that all equipment is functioning properly.
Assures that sufficient quantities of pre
-prepared items are available to meet projected demands and are stored in a manner that increases their usefulness and maintains quality.
Assures that only the quantities of items scheduled for use are requisitioned from the storeroom.
Assures that all prime cuts of meat are broken down properly by weight, that the waste in trimming prime cuts is minimized, and that meat scraps are properly utilized and the fat is retained for rendering.
Assures that an adequate supply of utility potatoes, carrots, and onions are peeled, salads trimmed, and fruit is cleaned and sectioned.
Assures that only the amounts needed of convenience salad dressings and soups are issued, appetizers and cold plates are prepared with the proper portions, and that hot and cold foods are prepared on a timely basis.
Provides variety in menu preparation within budgetary limitations.
Selects recipes which will offer a product that is tasteful and contains ingredients and portion sizes that will ensure that cost standards are being met.
Performs other related duties capable of being performed as requested by Management.
By the mid-1990s, French Lick Spring Hotel, although still in operation, was a mere shell of its former glory and the abandoned West Baden Springs Hotel was literally crumbling to the ground. As with any great comeback story, it all started with people who refused to give up – local volunteers and the folks at Indiana Landmarks. Seeing West Baden Springs Hotel in a state of ruin devastated the group, whose mission is saving such cherished properties. Soon the Cook family, devoted preservationists who themselves led the restoration of many Indiana buildings, joined the cause and committed more than $600 million dollars to not only save West Baden Springs Hotel but also French Lick Springs Hotel. The Cooks wanted their preservation work to result in living, breathing historic places that would be around for centuries to come. Today, 1.1 million guests visit French Lick Resort annually to experience this “save of the century.”
Whether you’re just beginning your career journey or looking for a new professional challenge, French Lick Resort has a career path for you. Our resort includes three hotels (including two AAA Four-Diamond historic hotels), two nationally-acclaimed golf courses, a casino, two world-class spas, over a dozen food and beverage venues, meeting and event facilities, retail shops, horse stables, sporting clays range, bowling alley and more. With so many amenities, we have a variety of full-time, variable (part-time) and seasonal opportunities for you to join our team.
Guests know us for our friendly staff who create memorable experiences. If you are interested in exploring career opportunities with us and want to join our team to accomplish our mission of Exceeding Guest Expectations, then browse our current career opportunities.