Chef I

February 18, 2024


hef I - Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates Work Mode Onsite LocationKohler, WI Opportunity Under the direction of the Chocolatier & Production Manager, KORC, the Chef I Chocolatier is responsible for the KORC product lines that support the KORC business.Supervise the daily planning and preparations necessary to meet production needs.Manage food and labor cost and assist the Chocolatier & Production Manager, KORC drive new product development. Responsible for the development of KORC, production staff, new product development, production processes and growth, HACCP, equipment sourcing, inventory control, and contributing to decision making affecting the P&L for KORC. Specific Responsibilities Planning/Production/New Product Development Participate in the planning process of new products. Keep current with trends in Chocolate industry. All new menu items must be costed out to achieve planned food cost goals. Responsible for maintaining efficient production schedule and goals. Responsible for the maintenance schedule of all production equipment. Plan for future production growth needs through equipment and product research. Personnel Creates an environment which allows associates to exceed customer expectations. Serves as a role model for proper processes execution and continuous operational improvement. Sets high standards for all associates through conducting monthly all-department meetings to effectively communicate information that affects our business. Will conduct all hourly associate reviews in a fair and timely manner. Coaches and develops associates. Standards and Procedures Ensure that all Standard Operating Procedures are current, including but not limited to Recipe manuals, documented in Fish Bowl Batch Formulation Sheets Standard Production Sheets BEO Production Sheets Cost Control Bid every food product for best price and quality, managing freight expense and inventory timing. Audit transfer sheets for accurate pricing with vendors and inventory documents and submit weekly to business manager’s office for timely processing. Network with the unit chefs for Best Practices, cross-use of products, and reduction of waste. Achieve budgeted food and labor costs monthly and annual plan. Actively participate in month-end inventory. Build relationships with vendors and initiate purchasing agreements with Purchasing Department to reduce food cost. Quality Control Establish high standards and uphold the culinary food quality statement within the KORC department. Develop and train KORC production associates on proper handling and appearance of chocolates. Stay current with chocolate methodology and drive continuous improvement. Innovate products that exceed customer expectations. Training and Development Train all KORC associates to achieve the highest standards in culinary arts and techniques. Develop a skilled production workforce capable of adapting to fluctuating production demands. Sanitation and Safety Develop and maintain HACCP practices and Best Manufacturing Practices. Lead by example in practicing safety and sanitary principles. Comply with Kohler Co. Safety policies for incident/accident reporting. Schedule regular cleaning and inspection of kitchen equipment to ensure safe, sanitary operation and to achieve its maximum operational life. Report and stop usage of all broken/damaged equipment. Self-Development Utilize Career Management for development planning and goal setting. Keep current with industry trends through national food publications. Pursue professional association membership that further the culinary profession. Skills/Requirements 7+ years of practical experience in a leadership role in production kitchen management. Culinary degree or equivalent apprenticeship program completed in Chocolate/Confectionary Arts.Ability to coordinate multiple internal transfers of product and cost. Involved in continuing education in the Chocolate/Confectionary Arts. The salary range for this position is $57,700 - $72,100. 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. 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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