Sep 17, 2018


  • Smithfield
  • Smithfield, Virginia 23430, USA
Full-Time Restaurant - Food Service

Job Description

The Chef position at The Taste of Smithfield manages kitchen operations on a day to day basis. Strives to ensure service is prompt and courteous, while meeting customer's meal expectations. Develops menu, new menu items/recipe development and local favorites. Oversees activities of the Kitchen Staff.

  • Create Daily Specials for lunch and dinner and ensures proper food presentation. Incorporates local ingredients in menu items, when possible.
  • Works with GM to monitor and control inventory and to determine supplies to purchase.
  • Assists GM in scheduling Kitchen Staff.
  • Works with GM to control Labor costs.
  • Participates in interviewing and hiring of Kitchen Staff.
  • Promotes teamwork among Kitchen staff.
  • Participates in training of new personnel.
  • Responsible for all Food Safety aspects – maintains health standards according to state and local guidelines.
  • Responsible for all aspects of kitchen cleanliness, including all cooking vessels, dishes, etc.
  • Tracks and schedules all kitchen equipment maintenance.
  • Maintains clean and safe kitchen.
  • Capable of working all kitchen positions.
  • Discusses food items and menus with customers and media.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • 2+ years of cooking experience in a well-rated restaurant, required.
  • Culinary training is preferred, but not required.
  • Strong work ethic and commitment to uncompromising quality.
  • Ability to work shifts with long periods of walking and standing.
  • Strong time management skills.
  • Team player with a willingness to help other employees when needed.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including weekend and evening shifts.
  • Must have a Food Handler's Card.

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