Chef de Cuisine

February 19, 2024


hef de Cuisine - Taverne on Woodlake Work Mode Onsite LocationKohler, WI Opportunity The Chef de Cuisine at Taverne on Woodlake is responsible for leading the day to day culinary operation. Must meet the requirements of the department ensuring product quality, service standards and profit goals are met or exceeded. Supervise the daily ordering, receiving, and proper handling of product, develop new menu ideas, train and develop staff to ensure that all products represent standards. Control food & labor costs and supervise the daily preparation of all products and ensure that standard operating procedures are followed.Strive to move the business and its cuisine forward to be competitive in its market nitch. Specific Responsibilities Quality ControlStandardize recipes, plating instructions and menu costs. Monitor freshness and inspect food products daily to uphold quality standards of the resort. Work closely with the Inventory manager and purchasing to source best quality at best price amongst food vendors. Engage daily in the preparation of food to ensure execution and quality standards are met. Ensure sanitation guidelines are met daily. Financials Monitor sales mix reports monthly. Create specials and work with management to execute special events and marketing opportunities. Monitor overtime weekly to ensure profit goals are met or exceeded. Maintain a safe working environment and educate & train on safety practices/procedures. Participate in the annual budgeting process. Personnel Assist culinary associates as needed to ensure production is complete prior to each service/function. Direct and supervise cooks and stewards on an as needed basis.Train and develop team members on technical and professional skills for future growth opportunities. Properly integrate new associates to the department and resort standards. Complete on the job training for all new and existing associates. Maintain a culture of creativity and innovation. Create development plans for associates as needed. Provide training, tools and materials for your associates to successfully complete assigned tasks. Production Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques. Store, rotate and label food items and maintain a well sanitized kitchen in accordance with health regulations. Work closely with purchasing to stay current on new products that can improve quality and/or lower costs. Stay current with hotel and culinary trends to provide innovative menu ideas. Participate in the demonstration kitchen series. Participate in media and PR opportunities as needed. Be prepared to assist in all culinary operations when backup is needed. Leadership Actively support the company’s mission by consistently providing world-class products and service to our guests. Maintain a positive attitude and assist in creating a positive work environment. Conduct monthly staff meetings and cascade pertinent information to associates. Build and maintain positive work relations with peers and support departments. Must work effectively without supervision. Directly supervise all Cook I, II, III, IV's and Stewards. Participate in recruiting, interviewing and hiring as needed. Ensure clear and professional communication with personnel in all departments. Use progressive disciplinary action when needed to address employee challenges. Typically leads a team of 10-15 associates. Skills/Requirements A graduate of a culinary institute with a minimum of an Associates Degree or completion of equivalent apprenticeship program, certified through the American Culinary Federation.5+ years of practical experience in a full range of restaurants.Food Manager Certification required or completion of this certificate within six months of employment. Requires clear, concise written and verbal communication skills, strong technical skills, excellent time management skills, strong organizational skills, excellent safety and sanitation skills and creative problem solving skills.Ability to manage multiple and varying meal periods with a range of cuisine styles.Possess an excellent knowledge of world cuisine, current knowledge of regional and national trends in F&B to keep menus current, and a thorough knowledge of food handling and preparation techniques.Prior management experience managing line staff as well as exempt Chefs at a mid- to entry level. Strong budgetary, projections, and cost control skills required.The salary range for this position is $74,000 - $93,500. The specific salary offered to a candidate may be influenced by a variety of factors including the candidate’s experience, their education, and the work location.Available benefits include medical, dental, vision & 401k. Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future. Important update for candidates applying to roles within Kohler Energy, including Power Systems, Engines, Home Energy, Kohler Uninterruptible Power, Clarke Energy, Curtis Instruments, and Heila Technologies. On November 6, Kohler Co. announced the strategic decision to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business with Platinum Equity as the majority investment partner. Kohler will continue to stay invested in the Energy business following the closing and remains committed to supporting the acceleration of long-term growth strategies for both organizations. Talent and operational transition plans are underway, and Kohler Co. and Platinum Equity expect the agreement to close in the first half of 2024.Thank you for your interest in joining our growing team as we embark on the next phase of growth!Why Work at Kohler Co.? Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen.So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler. In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more! About Us Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at It is Kohler’s policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement

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