BASIC PURPOSE : Plan, organize, control and direct the work of employees in the Kitchen Department while ensuring superior quality and consistency in preparation of all food items.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS :
long-range strategic operational planning.
Assist in the planning and development of menus for the hotel, ensure the correct preparation and presentation of a consistent level for all food items prepared through production and demonstration.
Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory control.
Ensure that sanitation standards as set forth by Four Seasons, local, state, and federal regulations are in compliance as well as the cleanliness and organization of the kitchen.
Maintain control systems which will assure quality and portion consistency, monitor food shipments to ensure they meet established purchasing specifications as well and foster an awareness of the importance of food preparation and quality.
Communicate with employees and managers to ensure operational needs are met as well as attend regular operational meetings to ensure effective coordination and cooperation between departments.