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Assists the chef with overseeing the day to day operation of the kitchen and maintaining the highest quality food products and service.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Education and Experience
Associate or Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts or an equivalent combination of education and food preparation experience in a directly related field. One to three years food preparation experience to include sauces, soups, meat and seafood. Supervisory experience and working knowledge of banquet production and planning is preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
Current ServSafe Certification required. Obtain and hold any local or state required food handling/supervision/sanitation licenses and/or certifications.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Understands principles of food preparation and culinary terminology. Understands and applies sanitation principles. Capable of managing multiple job tasks including the preparing of several foods at the same time. Ability to coordinate the daily production of menus, recipes and food preparation. Ability to work with interruptions and in a stressful environment. Ability to manage and motivate employees with varied levels of experience and expertise.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.