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Experienced Head Cook Full-Time

Food Head Cook will be responsible for the overall smooth operation of the kitchen. Will oversee the daily process of running a kitchen and managing food preparation at the Retreat Center. Will direct kitchen staff and handle all food-related issues, including checking up on food supplies, planning menus, and creating new recipes.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Position

  • Prepare food prepared in an attractive, palatable, efficient and cost-effective manner for all functions including catering.
  • Plan menus, apportion ingredients, use food surpluses and store food in a safe and sanitary manner.
  • Ensure the highest level of qualify product and service.
  • Translate generalized menu into an ingredient list which she then orders from our food service provider.
  • Help the director with scheduling the necessary kitchen staff.
  • Maintain sanitation procedures and organization of work areas and make sure the kitchen is a safe and hygienic place to work.
  • Maintain food storage, receiving, rotating and stocking of such.
  • Ensure that all cooking areas are maintained clean and are properly cared for.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must possess a service-oriented attitude thereby actively looking for ways to help our guests and his/her team.
  • Able to actively and constantly teach others how to work more efficiently.
  • Ability to conduct quality control analysis by conducting tests and inspections of products, services and/or processes to evaluate quality and performance.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing where the kitchen is involved.
  • Must know how to manage all material resources by obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed in the kitchen.
  • Able to propose sufficient costs for food/menu items to adequately accommodate the needs and avoiding wastes and accounting for these expenditures

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in Culinary science or related certificate
  • Credentials in health and safety training
  • Experience in food service preparation for large groups including catering
  • Experience in ordering food from food distributors.
  • Possess safety food knowledge and have at least the food handler certificate

Special Requirements:

  • This job requires a person who is bilingual in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of management of the kitchen.
  • This individual must be willing to accept working mostly on weekends and weekdays when necessary.
  • Cleaning and sanitizing of kitchen tools and equipment as needed or assigned when there are no kitchen responsibilities.

Physical Requirements Specific to the Job:

  • Lift up to 40lbs.

If you are interested in any of these positions, please send resume by email to Bertha deBastiani @