Culinary Lead

Our team is seeking a Culinary Lead to help build momentum to drive our culinary department to the next level.

Description

Our team is seeking a Culinary Lead to help build momentum to drive our culinary department to the next level. The successful candidate will focus on supporting the sous chefs through leading daily production, helping to train new team members and maintaining a safe and fun work environment.  This role is key to ensuring product fall within the client vision and company standards. 

This candidate has excellent food preparation skills, health code knowledge and the ability to train and produce according to timelines.  The perfect culinary lead will have small-company energy with expert navigation skills for completing assigned tasks independently and with a team. Your strengths present themselves with calm confidence in your daily operation, ability to communicate clearly and find motivation in the why we deliver excellence at every level. 

Our idea candidate:

  • Is approachable and balanced
  • Advocates for what is right, not what’s easy
  • Knows what equipment, supplies, staffing and timing are required to complete tasks  
  • Always looks to improve the process
  • Has accountability to results

Responsibilities

The primary job of the Culinary Lead is to collaborate with our team to execute production lists, train new staff and hold the team accountable to their training.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Participating in mass production and small batch recipe execution
  • Proper labelling and storing of all ingredients, in progress items and finished product
  • Collaborate with peers and other departments to foster a team environment
  • Prepare items according to standard operating procedures
  • Input on custom request menu items and recipes
  • Supportive to department leadership and managers on duty
  • Open communication with team members and peers
  • Willing and able to train and develop the skill level of culinary support staff
  • Open to working with all types of food to support catering operations
  • Maintain a clean work environment, including deep cleaning on regularly schedule
  • Working event shifts based on business needs in a variety of BOH opportunities
  • Exemplifies our Core Values in actionable ways
  • Completes tasks and duties as assigned by culinary leadership

Required

  • Minimum of 3 years in culinary role
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Proficient in cold and hot production
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and stand for 8 hours at a time
  • Insurable driving record

Does this sound like you?

If you think you’d be a good fit for this role, we’d love to hear from you! Use the button below to apply.