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Job Title: Lead Chef FLSA: Non-Exempt
Department: Market Grille Revision Date: 03/2016
The Lead Chef is responsible for all food production including that used for restaurants, banquet functions, and other outlets. Develops menus, food purchase specifications and recipes. Supervise staff. Develop and monitor food and labor budget for the department. Maintain highest professional food quality and sanitation standards.
Accountable and Reports to: Store Director, Manager of Perishables; Restaurant Manager; Assistant Restaurant Manager
Direct Reports: Line Cook
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Directly supervise restaurant personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline, and performance reviews.
Education and Experience
A culinary degree is preferred. At least 2 years’ experience as a Lead Chef is required. Experience with control food and labor cost, demonstration cooking, menu development, and pricing and development of culinary team preferred. Premise and liability accountability and contract-managed service experience is desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics
This position is frequently exposed to temperature extremes and dampness. There are possible equipment movement hazards from a pallet jack, electrical shock, and exposure to cleaning chemicals and solvents. This is a fast paced work environment.
Equipment Used to Perform Job
All kitchen equipment, including: Cash register, fryers, ovens, stoves, grills, toasters, chicken roaster, can opener, griddle, chargrill, slicer, delivery van, refrigerated food prep case, hot case, cold case, thermometers, knives, dishwasher, ice machine, coffee maker, scales, pop machine, calculator, computer, Telexon ordering machine, C.A.R.S. reordering system, steamer, fax, copier, telephone, Hobart machine. Bar equipment, such as tags, Napa technology, Aloha POS System, etc.
Has daily contact with the general public and customers. Has contact with federal/state governmental or regulatory agencies regarding inspections.
Hy-Vee, Inc. is an employee-owned corporation operating 240 retail stores across eight Midwestern states with sales of $9.3 billion annually. Hy-Vee ranks among the top 25 supermarket chains and the top 50 private companies in the United States. Supermarket News, the authoritative voice of the food industry, has honored the company with a Whole Health Enterprise Award for its leadership in providing services and programs that promote a healthy lifestyle.