Located in the heart of Downtown Riverside, the beautiful and iconic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa has an immediate opening for an energetic, outgoing and experienced individual to join our culinary team and fill the position of Chef de Cuisine. In this role, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing the kitchen and kitchen staff of a particular outlet, ensuring the quality preparation of all menu
items and proper handling/storage of all food items in accordance with standards. Coordinate the purchase of all food and develop menus, maintaining approved food costs and labor costs.
What you will be doing:
Maintain complete knowledge of and ensure associate compliance with all departmental/hotel policies and procedures.
Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.
Establish the day's priorities and assign production and preparation tasks for staff to execute.
Review daily menu specials.
Review large parties and make note of any changes.
Communicate both verbally and in writing to provide clear direction to staff.
Take physical inventory of specified food items for daily inventory.
Requisition the day’s supplies and ensure that they are received and stored correctly. Communicate needs with Purchasing and Storeroom personnel. Ensure quality of products received.
Meet with the Executive Chef to review equipment needs, staffing, cleaning schedule/project status, health/safety and sanitation follow up.
Ensure that staff report to work as scheduled; document any late or absent employees.
Ensure that each kitchen work area is stocked with specified tools, supplies and equipment to meet the business demand.
Ensure that recipe cards, production schedules, plating guides, photographs are current and posted.
Ensure that all staff prepares menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to department standards.
Monitor performance of staff and ensure all procedures are completed to the department standards; rectify deficiencies with respective personnel.
Observe guest reactions and confer with service staff to ensure guest satisfaction.
Conduct frequent walk throughs of each kitchen area and direct respective personnel to correct any deficiencies. Ensure that quality and details are being maintained.
Review sales and food cost daily; resolve any discrepancies with the Controller.
Ensure that excess items are utilized efficiently.
Oversee and direct training of new hires in specified phases of the kitchen operation. Maintain an on-going training program for existing staff. Reevaluate positions in the kitchen and make changes wherever necessary.
Interview and hire new personnel according to hotel policies and standards.
Prepare weekly work schedules for all kitchen personnel in accordance with staffing guidelines and forecasted labor costs. Adjust schedules throughout the week to meet business demands. Prepare daily/weekly payroll reports.
Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
Perform any other job related duties as assigned.
What is required:
2 years of experience in a similar position
Food Manager Certification
Excellent Leadership skills
Culinary diploma preferred
For applicants who will be working in California, the anticipated compensation range for the position is $65,000-$70,000 annually. The salary offered to a successful candidate will be dependent on several factors that may include, but are not limited to years of experience within the job, years of experience within the required industry, education, work location, etc. Crescent Hotels is a multi-state employer and the salary ranges indicated herein may not reflect positions that work only in other states.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Join our exemplary staff at Mission Inn Hotel & Spa – a place where history, grandeur and inspiration are found around every corner. We take pride in our 100+ years of history servicing Presidents, celebrities, and discerning travelers. This reputation has been upheld by the Four Diamond service provided by our greatest asset – our Associates.
When we take care of our Associates, they in turn take care of our guests, which results in exceptional guest satisfaction. We thrive on a culture of teamwork and family, where hospitality and exceptional service are uncompromised. As a part of our commitment to our staff, Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is proud to provide exemplary hotel jobs in Southern California.