Stunning Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center located on beautiful Lake Chautauqua minutes from the National Comedy Center in Jamestown, N. Y. is seeking a creative high energy experienced Sous Chef
Position Summary: Assists the Executive Chef to establish and maintain a smooth functioning food production department in compliance with Standard Operation Procedures. Ensures a high level of sanitation and safety in all food areas. Strives for service of high quality food and achievement of budgeted goals.
Maintain quality food product and presentation according to company standards i.e., use records and recipe cards.
Supervise all food preparation for the outlets and banquets.
Assist in purchasing, receiving and food storage standards, conducting food cost control inventories.
Assist in calculating accurate, theoretical and weighted food costs.
Estimate production needs on a daily and weekly basis.
Maintain high sanitation standards for food handling and equipment maintenance.
Conduct monthly sanitation and safety inspections.
Assist in development of annual operations budget.
Assume responsibility of the kitchen in absence of the Executive Chef.
Coordinate with engineering to ensure preventative maintenance programs are in effect.
Coordinate with catering and banquet department to review Banquet Event Orders.
Train, coach and discipline culinary team.
Manage staff schedules to ensure adequate coverage while managing the department budget.
Responsible for accurate payroll of culinary department.
Adhere to hotel grooming and uniform standards.
Perform any additional tasks requested by management.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited culinary school or high school diploma or GED plus 2 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the above skills, knowledge and ability.
Experience: Two (2) years previous culinary experience.
Certification: Serve Safe Certificate
Hours required: Scheduled days and time vary based on hotel needs. May be required to work weekends.
Additional Salary Information: Great Benefits; Medical; Dental; Vision; paid vacation and Holidays, 401K with contribution.
About Chautauqua Harbor Hotel
Chautauqua Harbor Hotel is a nine-acre resort on the shores of beautiful Chautauqua Lake. Independently owned and operated, Chautauqua Harbor Hotel was designed to evoke the spirit of the grand hotels of yesteryear while offering modern amenities for today's traveler. The hotel's deluxe guestrooms and suites are generously sized, many featuring panoramic lake views and balconies. All are beautifully appointed with wood floors, luxurious bedding, plush bathrobes, green amenities, and in-room refrigerators. With its meticulously landscaped grounds, the hotel offers a lakeside playground with outdoor pool, al fresco dining, expansive patio with fire pits, putting green and lively outdoor Carousel Bar serving brick oven pizzas and microbrews. Open year round, visitors come to enjoy a luxurious getaway filled with outdoor recreation and water sports, as well as popular nearby attractions such as the National Comedy Center, Lucille Ball Desi Arnez Museum and Chautauqua Institution.