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Sous Chef

Company: Quest Food Management
Location: Joliet
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Quest Food Management Services is looking for a Sous Chef to join our team!Quest Food Management Services, Inc. is a privately owned, full service, foodservice management company located in Lombard, Illinois with annual sales over $65 million. Founded in 1985, Quest has served schools (elementary, middle, high schools, college/universities) throughout Chicagoland guided by its mission to provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.It has been Quest's team members who have been the cornerstone of our growth. Quality people, quality food, and quality clients are our recipe for success. Led by our vision to create the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it; with integrity, responsiveness, accountability, respect and excellence.Position SummaryPlan, prepare and present menu items during service of the cafeteria to the standards set by chef/manager. Prepare production lists for staff of items needed for execution of menus. Assist and lead in the day to day operations of the kitchen with staff.Essential Duties and Responsibilities* Cascades the vision of Quest Food Management Services ensuring the Quest vision, values and founding principles are effectively communicated, understood and practiced.* Demonstrates commitment to Quest vision, values and missions through actions on a daily basis.* Accurately assemble and present all menu items.* Follow Quest, local, State and Federal guidelines for the proper handling of food products.* Assist in the overall sanitation of the line and product kitchen.* Serve as a role model to the team.* Maintain open and effective communication with management and staff.* Ensure that all items prepared are to standardized recipes.* Properly expand and/or divide recipes as needed to achieve proper yields.* Responsible for master recipe index and creating weekly / monthly menus.* Responsible for all food ordering and maintaining par levels based on weekly menus Assist and oversee the overall sanitation of the production kitchen and production facility.* Stay on top of food trends and incorporate in weekly / monthly menus.* Responsible for daily and weekly cleaning schedules and holding team accountable.* Follow HACCP guidelines to ensure safe food practices.* Follow all Quest policies and food safety guidelines.* Report to scheduled shift on time and in complete uniform.Job Requirements/SpecificationsEducation and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.Required:* Associate's degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent work experience* Minimum of five years Lead / Line Cook Experience* Responsible for meeting and maintaining state and local certification requirements (Food Handler certification)* Basic computer skillsPreferred:* Ability to read and speak Spanish* Previous supervisory experienceEssential Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactory. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.* Outgoing, friendly and customer focused* Demonstrates leadership abilities* Good communication skills* Work with speed, consistency and organization* Comfortable and pleasant demeanor in very busy environments* Strong knife skillsLanguage Skills* Ability to read, write and speak EnglishThere are full-time and part-time positions available. For more information about Quest Food Management Services, please visit our website at https://www.questfms.com/.Quest Food Management Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Keywords: Quest Food Management, Joliet , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Joliet, Illinois

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