Cook / Lead Cook / Line Cook, Executive Chef, Kitchen Manager
Houghton, Michigan’s newest family style restaurant, the Copper Range Depot, is opening soon and seeks a Head Chef/Kitchen Manager to lead their kitchen team.
In this position, you will oversee the establishment’s food service and kitchen staff for this 86-seat restaurant. The Depot will be open Tuesday-Sunday for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; closed on Mondays. If you are a hands-on leader, have proven culinary and management experience, and are an excellent communicator, we want to hear from you.
Participate in setting-up a generous sized kitchen that includes all new equipment to meet your needs and workflow preferences.
Option of hiring your own kitchen staff. Not required, but is an option if you prefer.
Ensure all food products are consistently prepared and served according to the company recipes, portioning, cooking, and serving standards.
Oversee training of kitchen employees for safe operation of all kitchen equipment, utensils, cleanliness, and sanitation practices.
Ensure equipment is kept clean and in excellent working condition through personal inspection.
Check/maintain proper food holding and refrigeration temperature controls points.
Determine food inventory needs, stocking, and ordering of food supplies.
Fill in where needed to ensure service standards and efficient operations.
Prepare necessary paperwork including forms, reports, and schedules in an organized and timely manner.
Work with management to plan and price specials, establish portion sizes, and prepare standard recipe cards for menu items.
Schedule kitchen staff in accord with anticipated business.
Responsible for maintaining/assigning appropriate cleaning schedules for kitchen floors, mats, walls, hoods, kitchen equipment, and food storage areas.
COMPENSATION. Starting wage of $40,000 – $50,000 annually in addition to paid vacation and relocation assistance, if needed.