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Catering Executive Chef  Houston, tx  Posted: 4/21/2023
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HSS Hospitality Staffing Solutions (HSS) is recognized as the largest national hospitality staffing company today serving over 900 hotels nationwide. Our commitment to quality in servicing hospitality clients has earned HSS the trust and respect of the best hotel brands in the business. We are committed to finding and placing the best hospitality talent in the industry!
HSS is seeking passionate  Executive Chef to leads the Commercial Airline Catering division of our clients organization located in Houston, TX. 
The Executive Chef will ensures that food creations are a "passport' to a culinary journey of cultural and diverse preferences.. Our culinary team will make sure our customers enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.
Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • Passion for gourmet food and providing the ultimate in customer service, delivering the highest quality out of the production kitchen.
  • Leadership, Management, and Accountability!
  • Train and develop the Team skills, identify talent, and promote from within.
  • Ensuring that all standards for food quality are consistently met or exceeded, always being inspection ready.
  • Keep all storage areas above hygiene standards and guarantee proper product rotation.
  • Proficient knowledge of food safety programs, cooking supplies and equipment.
  • Control overproduction and keep wastage to a minimum.
  • Consistently keeping waste logs up to date for Senior Management review and financial use.
  • Create working / batch recipes for the team and teach/train for proper usage.
  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to cover shifts when needed.
  • Ability to effectively schedule multiple shifts for a workforce of exempt and hourly workers.
  • Ability to motivate and train employees on all levels and to build the team.
  • Excellent communications skills to the workforce, same level team partners and senior management.
  • Excellent oral, written, and organizational skills to ensure smooth and efficient production flow to meet Kitchen Ready Times always.
  • Detailed oriented with key focus on quality assurance and food safety guidelines.
  •  Efficient and effective planner with the ability to apply techniques and applications to obtain immediate positive quality and financial results.
  • Effective communicator and demonstrator of company mission statement and core values while providing producing high-quality product.
  • Must be present for all food presentations and food tasting.
  • Perform weekly Chef tables with QA Manager or alone, reporting findings to Senior Management and implementation of corrective action as required
  • Completes special projects as assigned.
This job description is not exhaustive of all job responsibilities. Other tasks may be added or removed by Management according to business requirements
  • Must possess strong culinary skills in both hot and cold preparations.
  • Must possess a Food Protection Manager Certification and registration with the City of Houston.
  • Three 3+ years hands on experience as an Executive Chef within a high volume and complex operation of a similar size.
  • Experienced in management of production sequences, Six Sigma Certification is a big plus
  • Complete knowledge of HACCP and food safety programs and food industry standards.
  • Knowledge in controlling food & labor costs, planning based on volume forecasts
  • Ability to cultivate working relationships with customers.
  • Proficient in IT use, e.g. Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, etc.
  • Availability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and able to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to be an effective communicator in a multi-cultural workforce.
  • Can easily adapt to change.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a big plus.
  • Bachelor's degree in Culinary Science.
  • Three (3) years' experience in Culinary Management in a high volume, quality operation, including production planning and flow organization.
  • Proficient culinary knowledge of terms, procedures, and practices.
  • At least two (2) year experience/exposure to menu specifications and recipe management.
  • Must have the ability to calculate yields, ingredients, and measurements in accordance with specifications.
  • Must be flexible and able to perform assigned tasks independently or as part of a working team to achieve company goals.
Summary of responsibilities:
  • Quality assurance for assigned areas:
    • Guarantee hygiene and food safety guidelines are always followed by all staff within assigned areas and all storage areas are spotless.
    • Production: always dish out and assemble our food product 100% to the customer specifications.
    • Daily on time delivery of flights based on Kitchen Ready Times.
  •  Financials for assigned areas:
    • Meet food and labor cost targets as per directive by Senior Management or Budget.
    • Minimize and control overproduction / overprovisioning and wastage.
    • Maintain working equipment in best conditions, keep operational variables and kitchen supplies at a minimum level
  • Management of assigned area:
    • Leadership, Management and Accountability!
    • Create and maintain winning teams, keep turnover at a minimum.
    • Train and develop the Team skills, identify talent, and promote from within.
    • Excelling in teamwork when interacting with other departments and/or Senior Management.
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HSS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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