Oversees all kitchen management, supports the Executive Chef and restaurant staff and ensures the standards are met. Specific duties include overseeing the food budgeting and optimizing food costs, maintaining recipe standards, managing kitchen pantry and stock levels, developing relationships with purveyors, and ordering supplies as needed in the restaurant. Prepares and produces menu items to recipe standards in a quick and efficient manner. Mastery in garde manger, broiler, saucier and large quantity cooking according to recipe specifications. Controls food production in all work areas including proper cooking methods, proper cooking times and temperature. Familiar with all phases of food preparation techniques. Responsible for all areas of the kitchen including creative menu development, successful shift management, hiring, training, developing, and retaining culinary talent, and maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment for all employees. Adheres to kitchen maintenance and sanitation programs, manages kitchen and staff education. Maintain current and accurate information regarding menu (i.e. preparation techniques, seasonings, ingredients and plate presentation).
High school diploma or GED is required. Minimum 1 year prior experience as a prep cook or line cook. Available to work required schedule which may include nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. Must be able to get along with co-workers and work as a team. Must be able to maintain a neat, professional, environment and uphold company appearance/dress standards. Proven leadership skills to achieve goals while maintaining a high expectation of standards with regards to quality, presentation, and consistency required. Proven ability to recruit, train, develop, and lead a strong team. Must have a passion for cooking and an active commitment to quality, safety, and sanitation practices. Must have extensive product knowledge and willingness to improve and develop your own skills.
PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Mobility and dexterity to move large, heavy objects up to 100 pounds. Manual dexterity to include using kitchen utensils and handling of food items. Ability to stand and walk for periods of at least 8 hours.
Must be able to tolerate industry standard chemicals used for cleaning and sanitizing. Able to work at a fast pace. Must be able to respond to visual and oral cues.
Pontchartrain Hotel 2031 Saint Charles Ave New Orleans LA 70130
About Jack Rose:
Jack Rose features menu items that are a mix of New Orleans’ craveable Italian, French and Spanish dishes. The cuisine is unpretentious and skillfully executed. Guests can expect the Crescent City’s joie de vivre atmosphere, coupled with tableside preparations inspired by classic dishes alongside modern delicacies that are complemented by vibrant cocktails and a wine list that skews towards bubbles.
About Hot Tin:
Once a penthouse, today the space has been converted into an intimate rooftop bar where champagne and bright cocktails complement the 270-degree view of Downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River. Modeled after a 1940s artist’s loft, the interior space is both airy and eclectic, a place where you can lounge on couches or explore the wall of curios and knick-knacks that bring moments past into the present. Glass accordion doors open onto the balcony, showcasing the incomparable view of Downtown, while a second, more secluded terrace offers a bird’s-eye view of Saint Charles Avenue.
About Bayou Bar:
The Bayou Bar, where the New Orleans Saints football franchise was christened in 1966, offers a casual tavern-style ambiance. Once a drinking den for both Sinatra and Capote, the Bayou Bar honors its past with a robust whiskey list, celebrated weekly at Whiskey Wednesdays. On the weekend, the rollicking Steinway piano plays, and every day great bar food, including the legendary 1&1 Burger and Mile High Pie, is served.
About Silver Whistle Cafe:
Nestled in the corner of the Pontchartrain Hotel overlooking St Charles Avenue, The Silver Whistle is a bright, cheerful cafe where locals and visitors alike can enjoy the charming ambiance with their breakfast or lunch.