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  1. Culinary Classifieds

    PLEASE NOTE: All correspondence concerning jobs must take place off eG Forums. Thank you. 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. Responsibilities Include: 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 Required Skills: 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: SHAREINC.INFO@GMAIL.COM
  2. I am the Personnel chair of a small non-profit in Bergen County. I am working on a job description for a Chef position - serving 24 seniors with no dietary restrictions aside from health conscious and delicious meals. The job could include a living space with on site parking (Ridgewood). 40 hours a week Monday - Friday with health benefits. Responsibilities are for making available a breakfast foods bagels, fruit, yogurt for self serve. Menu planning, shopping, cooking and serving 12 residents in 2 homes lunch and dinner. (homes are very close to each other) each home has a professional kitchen. Please, ideas on how to write up this description and sources for posting the job. thanks!!!!!!!!!! Jan
  3. I am putting together a gift basket that includes a Cuisinart Ice-cream maker. I welcome recommendations for cookbooks! This is not my area at all! THANKS! Jan
  4. In the Palm City, Stuart Florida area - looking for a caterer or deli recommendation for a lunch/brunch (in home) gathering for aprox 30 people. Thanks, Jan
  5. Looking for (July 18th!) the best churros in Paterson - it's a plus if they also carry huarache! THANKS! Jan
  6. I absolutely forgot about Fatal! thanks!
  7. Can anyone recommend a source in the Northern NJ area (or mail order) for mastic crystals (not gum)? Thanks, Jan
  8. I will be in Fort Lauderdale Thursday evening (8/14/14) for dinner. I was searching for a homecooked- Cuban meal and Mario’s Catalina was recommended. Although not Cuban, I have been told the Mexican Restaurant, Eduardo de San Angel is a must. OK - so now at 2:24 PM I am hungry and with 3 days to go - need to make a reservation - reviews on both are great - I welcome any feedback! Jan
  9. the good news...Picnic is coming to Ridgewood!!!!!!!!!!!!! one little gem to another - hurry Christine and open them doors! Jan
  10. Looking for a fit for foodie restaurant that has a variety of non meat options.
  11. I will be traveling to Newport, RI the end of May. Traveling companion is a vegetarian. Looking for restaurant suggestions whose menu includes non meat/seafood entree that are not simply after thoughts. Thanks! Jan
  12. just thought I should mention... A Tiny Treasure seems to be developing a regular following with us locals - stopped in for a quick dinner last night (Thurs). Nothing coming out of Fare is quick and that is not a complaint. While shrimp stuffed mushrooms ($15.00 special) and chicken dumplings with a ponzu egg drop dipping sauce ($8.00) were being inhailed by the couple next to me, I opted for the Grilled Mahi Mahi Soft Tacos ($22.00) that I had during a previous visit and have been dreaming of since. The open shell corn tortilla was bedded by succulent, lightly chared meaty mahi mahi, paper thin slices of chayote and slightly larger slices of avocado. A lime pico de gallo was part of the ensemble ( more on that later!). My dining companion who had enjoyed the grilled lamb chops with a multi cheese pancake during our last visit, settled on the Soba noodle, field greens salad that gathered straw zucchini and carrots under a giner dressing. The salad was OK, however it was the addition of "my" lime pico de gallo that brought it to the height of delicious and memory making (imho). There was no time for dessert on this spin, however the homebaked cookies (size of cake plates) seemed to be flying out the door. just thought I should mention... Ridgewood Fare - 26 Wilsey Square - (201) 857-8400 serving lunch and dinner (closed Sundays and closed Mondays after 3:00) Jan