Employment Opportunity
Application deadline: October 30, 2022

Chef de Cuisine (Posting on behalf of Café ZUZU)

Posted on Sep 22, 2022

Full time Salary

Extended Health Benefits, Health Spending Account, Bonus


5 years of experience

Job details

Role Description & Responsibilities

Manage Daily Kitchen Operations

  • Ensure that all product is being prepared consistently to Gusto standard
  • Maintain up-to-date recipes for all menu items, ensure recipes are used at time
  • of preparation
  • Manage POS and system updates with General Manager
  • Oversee BOH equipment maintenance
  • Follow and enforce all restaurant policies and procedures
  • Present on line during service as Expo or Float
  • Maintain pristine working conditions for BOH

Controlling Profit and Loss

  • Review and evaluate supplier pricing every 6 to 12 months alongside General Manager
  • Maintain optimal labour percentages; oversee BOH scheduling, avoiding overtime
  • Maintain optimal food cost
  • Ensure par ordering levels are maintained and all incoming stock is checked
  • Oversee inventory reporting and address any variance
  • Meet established targets on COGS

Hiring and Retaining Awesome Team Members

  • Hiring and training top talent for all BOH positions
  • Follow onboarding procedures, setting up new employees for success
  • Lead ongoing training & development of employees
  • Foster an environment for happy people making people happy
  • Developing Sous Chefs and cooks to become a future leader within the company

Evaluates and Collaborates on Menu development

  • Work alongside Executive Chef for seasonal menu changes
  • Revise menu as needed, as approved by Executive Chef
  • Coordinate with General Manager on any new menu item roll-outs

Maintain Safe Workplace

  • Ensure BOH representation in Health & Safety Meetings
  • Enforce safe food handling policies and procedures
  • Manage in compliance with workplace harassment and violence policy

Who You Are

The right person for this role has a strong culinary leadership background and prioritizes both guest and team member experience. The ideal candidate is equal parts people and process driven with an aptitude for creating efficiencies at all levels of the business.

Preference will be given to those who possess:

  • Exceptional leadership and communication skills
  • Minimum five (5) years culinary management experience in a high-volume environment
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial and innovative thinker
  • Valid First Aid, Smart Serve, WHMIS Certification
  • Passionate, positive, and approachable

What We Offer

As we view all of our team members are an extension of the Gusto 54 famiglia, we are excited to offer a competitive compensation package including:

  • A comprehensive health insurance and wellness benefits program, powered by League
  • 24-7 access to a health concierge and discounted memberships to wellness-driven
  • products (ex. Headspace, ClassPass)
  • Discounted dining privileges at all of our restaurants
  • Consistent schedule and safe, positive work environment
  • Access to regular training and development programming
  • Competitive salary

If you are interested in this position, or know of someone who is interested, please forward your resume and salary expectations to Alma Betancourth, Manager, Employment Initiatives, at abetancourth@danielscorp.com by October 30, 2022.

Gusto 54 is an equal opportunity employer and encourages a diverse working environment. We prohibit discrimination based on legally protected classes in accordance with applicable federal, provincial and local laws including ethnic origin, religion/belief, disability, age, sexual orientation and gender identity/gender expression. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation during the interviewing process, please let us know.

Kindly note, candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.