Responsible for all kitchen functions including food purchasing, preparation and maintenance of quality standards, sanitation and cleanliness, training of employees in methods of cooking, preparation, plate presentation, portion, cost control, and sanitation & cleanliness. Oversees inventory and menu pricing as well as special events menu planning.
o Promote, work, and act in a manner consistent with the mission of BigBash restaurants and catering.
o Monitor sanitation practices to ensure that employees follow standards and regulations.
o Responsible for maintaining appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, other equipment and food storage areas.
o Check the quality of raw or cooked food products to ensure that standards are met.
o Check and maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature control points.
o Estimate amounts and costs of required supplies, such as food and ingredients.
o Control food cost and usage by following proper requisition of products from storage areas, product storage procedures, standard recipes and waste control procedures.
o Instruct cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
o Supervise or coordinate activities of cooks or workers engaged in food preparation.
o Ensure that all food and products are consistently prepared and served according to the restaurant's recipes, portioning, cooking and serving standards.
o Schedule personnel as required for anticipated business activity while ensuring that all positions are staffed when and as needed and labor cost objectives are met.
o Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
o Order or requisition food, equipment, or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation.
o Analyze recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor, and overhead costs.