Executive Chef, Full Time
Company: Allegro Senior Living Home Office
Location: Boynton Beach
Posted on: March 8, 2020
Our Company Allegro is a respected leader in the senior living
industry, actively engaged in ownership, operations, design,
development and property management services for multiple luxury
brands throughout the US, with corporate headquarters located in
St. Louis, MO. Our Community At Allegro in Boynton Beach, you'll
discover the joys of inspired senior living. We care a lot about
the people we serve. So we work hard to help you continue to enjoy
friends, family, hobbies, and to provide all the little things that
make your life meaningful and unique. Our warm, comforting and
engaging environment will delight you every day. Demand the best
for the rest of your life. Live the Inspired Life at Allegro. The
primary responsibility of the Chef is to supervise and participate
in the preparation of healthy, appetizing meals. The Chef is to
assist the Dining Services Director (DSD) in staffing, food
ordering, menu pricing, preparation, menu planning, special events,
food delivery, inventory, and sanitation in accordance with
appropriate industry and health department regulations and
standards. Additionally, the Chef is responsible for overseeing and
directing all "back of the house" activity and to work in
conjunction with all department Directors when food is the focus of
an event. The Chef is to interact professionally with residents,
family members, guests, corporate associates, Community associates,
and vendors in addition to the DSD, working to maintain a positive
physical and social environment for the residents, associates and
guests. The overall objective is to ensure that the entire dining
experience is the highlight of the resident's day. Full Time, some
weekends Areas of Responsibility: -Participate in the recruitment,
selection and orientation of new back-of-the-house kitchen
associates. -Schedule, supervise, assist and train all
back-of-the-house kitchen associates in the day-to-day operations.
This includes application of corrective action up to and including
termination. Make job assignments and set priorities for each
shift. -Plan, organize, assist and coordinate the preparation of
all meals in all parts of Dining Services. -Assist with the menus
and menu cycles according to cultural and regional food
preferences, as well as residents' dietary guidelines. -Monitor the
quality and consistency of the food to include food temperatures,
portion control, palatability and attractiveness of food; implement
changes to ensure quality according to established standards.
-Receive and validate all food deliveries against order form and
make sure that each item delivered is up to the proper "Safe Staff"
guidelines for food deliveries. -Assist in the monthly inventory of
all food, paper, chemical and emergency supplies. -Attend all Food
Committee meetings as well as resident meetings to assist the DSD.
-Work with the DSD in planning special events coordination with
other departments, such as Family night, Marketing Events, and
Activity Events. -Ensure that kitchen dining service equipment is
maintained and work areas are clean, safe and orderly. Strictly
adhere to procedures regarding infection control, food borne
illness prevention, harmful chemical handling, fire, safety and
sanitation, promptly addressing any transgressions. -Supervise,
assist and inspect food storage areas on a daily basis. -Observe
and assist associates engaged in preparing, portioning, and
garnishing foods to ensure that methods of cooking and garnishing
and sizes of portions are as prescribed. -Cook and help prepare
dishes as needed. -Practice safe and sanitary food handling
principles. -Practice all safety and loss prevention procedures.
-Maintain professional standards of personal appearance and
grooming which includes wearing proper attire and name tag when on
duty and coach back-of-the-house kitchen associates to meet this
same standard. -Attend and participate in all meetings and training
as required by Company policy and the DSD. -Be watchful of signs
that residents are not able to function independently or a change
in resident's behavior. Report all signs to the DSD and/or
Executive Director following the Company policies and procedures.
-Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous
situations to the DSD as discovered and take appropriate action as
necessary. -Ensure understanding of and compliance with all
regulations regarding residents' rights. -Maintain confidentiality
of all pertinent resident, associate Community and Company
information deemed as such. -Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications Special Requirements/ Certifications: -Must be a
minimum of 18 years of age. -High school diploma or equivalent.
Technical school or culinary school degree preferred. -Minimum of
four (4) years hands-on cooking and menu planning experience,
preferably in senior living dining services or hotel industry
including some proven management experience. -Familiar with common
kitchen appliances such as grill, steam table, refrigerator units
Combi-oven, cook-and-hold cookers, steamers, food processors, etc.
-Must be flexible and able to multitask and possess a high level of
energy/enthusiasm. -Must attend to detail, have safety awareness
and be a team player as well as have good verbal and listening
skills. -Must have a means of transportation. -Must meet all state
health requirements. -Must have, or be willing to obtain, required
state and/or local food handler permit and certification of
Hepatitis A vaccination where required. -Must have, or be willing
to obtain, First Aid and CPR/AED certification. -Must have Food
Manager Certification or be willing to obtain. -Must have working
knowledge of appropriate Microsoft Office programs and POS
programs. -Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.
-Must pass a physical having no sign or symptoms of a communicable
disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from
tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required.
-The Community is a drug free workplace; associates are subject to
adherence to the Company Drug Free Workplace policy. Allegro is an
EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) and drug-free workplace. (ref.
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