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Chef de Cuisine
Saratoga Retirement Community - Saratoga, CA 95070

Community: Saratoga Retirement Community
Location: Saratoga, CA
Position: Chef De Cuisine
Department: Dining Services
Employment: Full-time

Saratoga Retirement Community is Silicon Valley’s finest retirement destination and leader in the Senior Care Industry. Our beautiful 37-acre campus is located just at the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. We promote a lifestyle to all of our residents where they can indulge the quality of life following retirement, while engaging in elegance and comfort. As a Life Plan Community, Saratoga provides residents with peace of mind and security for the future.

Position Overview:
The Chef De Cuisine provides total responsibility for food production in Dining Services, Kitchen Staff, food preparation, presentation, and on-going training. The Chef will delegate and assign specific duties to staff members to ensure that all necessary items for meals and/or events are readily available in a timely manner. The Chef will ensure that high-level of standards for cleanliness and sanitation are well-maintained in the kitchen at all times.

• Provide direct supervision and training to all kitchen production staff.
• Hands-on preparation and planning of all meals and menus to our Health Center, Assisted Living and Independent Living quarters, employee meals, and any catered events.
• Works with Executive Chef to develop recipes for all items and the staff is properly trained in preparation of these recipes.
• Tasting menu items and designing each plate for presentation prior to service.
• Review and adjust menus 4 weeks in advance with the Executive Chef.
• Responsible for sanitation and appearance of our Kitchens.
• Ensures all kitchen equipment is well-maintained and in good repair.
• Maintains inventory and supplies.
• Ensures food is properly stored, rotated, labeled and dated per state and federal guidelines.
• Meets financial targets and goals relevant to all kitchen related costs and expenses.
• Maintains teamwork environment by assisting in the kitchen or dining rooms, in any capacity, as often as possible during meal service.

Requirements:
• Minimum of 3 years working experience as Chef De Cuisine and/or Sous Chef.
• Minimum 5 years experience working experience as a culinary manager.
• Minimum of 5 - 8 years of cooking experience.
• Must be Servsafe certified.
• Supervisory skills managing a staff of at least 15 people.
• Experience in a high-production kitchen with quality of standards in preparation, presentation, and execution.
• Ability to monitor strict health care diet requirements, county and federal regulations as well as best practices for food safety.
• Must have ability to create detailed menus with accurate descriptions.
• Must understand roasting, sautéing, braising and other cooking techniques.
• Flexibility in schedule to work weekends, OT, and/or Holidays.

Comprehensive Benefits:
SRC offers a robust benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403b Retirement Plan (matching), Commuter Benefits, and an Employee Assistance Program. We are an equal opportunity employer that values work-life balance and actively promotes the core values of Excellence, Innovation, Integrity, Stewardship and Compassion

To inquire further about this exciting opportunity, contact our Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist Kayla Seville at (530) 219-4333 or kaylafortalent@gmail .com

• Location: San Jose / South Bay, Saratoga

• Post ID: 88829242 sanjose
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