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POSITION: CHEF FOR SENIOR RESIDENCE
Full time employment w/ health benefits, apartment and on-site parking
Are you ready to be part of a team dedicated to empowering Seniors to Age in Place? SHARE, INC. has a 40 year history of providing affordable housing for 28 independent seniors (2 homes) in the Village of Ridgewood, N.J.
The Chef will work directly with the Program Director, employees, clients, and vendors. We are looking to add to our dedicated team a talented Chef who is passionate about food.
This job would be ideal for a cook looking to take a more hands-on role in day-to-day production and also refine their existing skills; who wants to learn new techniques such as pasta-making and basic pastry; and who wants to foster relationships with suppliers and producers. Culinary school graduates with a strong sense of purpose and a desire to work on and refine their skillset are encouraged to apply.
Daily preparation and service of lunch for both homes
Daily preparation and service of dinner for both homes
Daily inventory and provision of resident's kitchen for both homes
Evening set up (for next day) continental breakfast for residents for both homes
Prepare weekly menu for Program Director's approval
Insure that standardized operating procedures including the use of recipes, opening and closing checklists, product requisitioning, etc. are consistently followed
Consistently maintain standards of quality, cost, flavor and eye appeal of foods
Be able to change the menus according to seasonal availability of products and residents' feed-back
Provide input for budget development, forecasting, and financial reporting
Manage cost controls and control expenditures
Develop and maintain vendor relationships
Check in deliveries and ensure proper storage of the deliveries
Maintain assigned stock and ensure proper rotation of product within assigned area of operation.
Restock items as needed throughout shift
Maintain established standards for station and equipment cleanliness
Keep a clean, safe, organization work station
Arrange for equipment purchases and repairs
Prepare and store 2 weekend dinner meals weekly
Responsible for budgeting, shopping and ordering
Maintain a 14 day frozen entrée stock for each home
Food Cost Optimization
Experience with inventory coordination, ordering, food costing and portion control
Ability to plan and execute healthy menus for independently living senior citizens
Ability to utilize effective time management to set priorities and perform job related responsibilities
Food safety knowledge
An inclination to navigate situations with integrity and accountability
Qualifications & Requirements:
Valid driver's license and ability to shop and transport food between SHARE, INC. Properties
Basic education requirement - Technical, Trade, or Vocational School Degree
Possess Food Safety Certification
Basic functional experience - work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, hotels, resorts, country club, catering services, institutional services etc.
Prospective employee will be invited to a dinner audition. (Plan, Purchase Prepare and serve dinner for up to 10); the candidate will be reimbursed for cost of this meal.
Send Resume, Seven Day Meal Plan (Menu) w/ budget plan for food purchase , Cover Letter AND 3 Reference To: