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Head Chef

Company: College Chefs
Location: East Lansing
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Are you tired of the restaurant and hotel scene? You know, working late nights, weekends and holidays with NO time for friends and family? Well, we have the answer for that so keep reading to find out more.

We're currently in search of a fun, energetic and professional chef who's ready to take the plunge and gain back their quality of life. What does this look like?

How about 40-45 hour work weeks? No late nights or weekends. No holidays!! In fact, in this location, you shut down your kitchen for a month for the winter holidays!!! WOW! Don't act like that isn't awesome.


If you want to create cool from-scratch food and make people happy every day, APPLY NOW. We're looking for classically trained chefs who don't need to be micromanaged and are driven by their passion for food - not by their ego.

This position is highly competitive, we are accepting resumes immediately.


Preparation, design, and execution of all weekly menus, due each Wednesday by 9 pm.

Menu meetings with the chapter will be required.

Produce high-quality dishes both in presentation and flavor profile.

Send photos of thoughtful meal presentations consistently and when asked for by management.

Service line and plated photos

Maintain a clean and sanitary kitchen/dining room including but not limited to tables, shelves, grills, broilers, fryers, utensils, range burners, ovens, flat top range, refrigeration equipment, floors, etc.

Wash all pots, pans, utensils, food preparation equipment, dishes, etc.

Ensure the kitchen operates in a timely way that meets company quality standards

Manage and train kitchen staff, establish staff schedule and assess staffs performance with help and final approval through management

Order supplies to stock inventory appropriately in accordance with budgetary requirements

Check and put away stock order

Comply with and enforce strict sanitation regulations and food safety standards in compliance with state and county regulations

Maintain the highest level of positive approach and professionalism with coworkers and customers

Assist in planning and execution of Special Events as arranged by management

Maintain close communication with management in various forms including but not limited to phone calls, emails, and text messages.

Resourcefully solve any issues that arise and seize control of any problematic situation with assistance from management

To follow all policies of College Chefs and ensure that any staff is doing the same


Ability to understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information.

Ability to deal with challenging customers in a professional manner

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Skills/Abilities:

Understanding and proficiency of various cooking methods, cuisines, ingredients, equipment, and procedures

Understanding of and commitment to a professional appearance and positive attitude

Excellent record of kitchen and staff management

Accuracy and speed in handling emergency situations and providing solutions

Familiar with the industrys best practices

Preferred Education and Experience:

3+ years in professional, high-volume food production or catering, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Culinary degree is a plus

Must hold valid managers level sanitation certification

Special Demands:

The work environment can be loud and busy. There are many kitchen hazards such as hot surfaces and liquids, sharp knives, and slippery floors.

Required to stand for long periods, up to 8+ hours, as well as walk, bend and stoop.

Must be able to lift and/or move objects up to 50 pounds.

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Keywords: College Chefs, East Lansing , Head Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , East Lansing, Michigan

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