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Chef

La Carnita John St


Full Time

La Carnita John Street is Looking for a Chef de Cuisine!

Toronto, Ontario (view on map)

Posted 11 days ago

La Carnita is looking for a highly motivated, outgoing and dynamic Chef de Cuisine to join our John Street team!

Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, a handful of churros, run through a mixtape, and wash it all down with a fresh cocktail or beer. At the heart of what we do is always to serve up a dynamic menu, and connect with the community through our love of art & music.

www.lacarnita.com

If you are passionate about Mexican fare and love working in a fun and unique environment

with good music and even better people, come through:

The Chef de Cuisine will play a key role in defining La Carnita’s vision for high quality food. They will ensure that it is delivered with a hands on approach in a professional, safe and efficient manner, satisfying the needs of the individual restaurant and exceeding guest expectations. The Chef de Cuisine will contribute to F&B profitability through the delivery of exceptional food products, by acting as a steward of the departmental resources and assets, operating with effective cost controls, schedules, processes and procedures. This position is fast-paced and requires flexibility to adapt to last minute business needs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Providing operational support, by establishing measurable goals and objectives that focus on profit, product and people
• Ensuring quality and details are being maintained by conducting frequent walkthroughs of both kitchen and storage areas
• Using leadership, communication and motivational skills, to build and develop an energized and engaged team
• Playing an active role within pre-established food and labor cost controls
• Managing all aspects of procurement and inventory management
• Managing all aspects of food production
• Ensuring kitchen equipment is properly maintained and functioning by executing a weekly preventative maintenance check program
• Implementing a cleaning schedule in all kitchens and storage areas
• Ensuring kitchen staff meet all food safety standards concerning sanitation and personal hygiene
• Ensuring employees have all required certifications and training
• Managing all aspects of labour cost control
•Ensuring sufficient information on menu items, including ingredients, allergens and tasting notes, are current and provided to the GMs
•Working with GMs to provide training and tastings for service staff to enhance the guest experience, ensure appropriate sales mix and increase sales of high profit margin menu items
•Maintaining awareness of industry and competitive trends
•Engage kitchen staff in maintaining awareness of industry and competitive trends, as well as specialized information relevant to the theme of each restaurant
•Ensuring adherence to all established La Carnita policies
•Acting as a representative for and maintaining the high standards and reputation of La Carnita at all times
•Taking ownership for and working with HR on recruitment, performance management, employee relations and terminations matters
•Participating in the training of new hires, and maintaining good practices amongst the team

Working for La Carnita is more than just a job, it’s a lifestyle. We’re looking for someone who can embody our brand and live it on the daily.

Other key requirements include …

•5+ years of previous culinary experience with progressive increase in responsibilities
•5 years of kitchen management and previous experience as a Chef de Cuisine
•Passion for service excellence and a commitment to creating an exceptional employee experience
•Previous leadership experience in the culinary field and a continuous desire to lead and mentor a culinary team is required
•Chefs Certificate, or equivalent credential
•Certified Food Handler Training Certificate
•Completion of secondary school
•Computer literate in Microsoft Windows applications required
•Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities
•Ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment

What we offer:

•Tips
•A fun workplace environment and culture
•A community of people connected through food, art and music
•A culture of inclusiveness
•Regular events
•Staff meals and discounts
•Professional development/coaching and room for internal growth and promotion

Apply Now

Date Available: February 19th, 2019

Compensation: $45,000 + Tips

Other Positions:

Requirements:

References Encouraged

Contact Name: Lou Russo

Contact Position: DIrector of Operations

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About La Carnita John St

Locally designed with the help of some of Toronto’s best street style artists, La Carnita is the spot to enjoy delicious tacos, a handful of churros, run through a mixtape, and wash it all down with a fresh cocktail or beer. At the heart of what we do is always to serve up a dynamic menu, and connect with the community through our love of art & music.


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