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Restaurant Chef

Company: Xanterra Travel Collection
Location: Englewood
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Join our Culinary team at Grand Canyon National Park! Enthusiastic about crafting an extraordinary dining experience? We are looking for a Restaurant Chef to lead daily operations for our Bright Angel at the Grand Canyon South Rim! This position provides professional leadership and direction to all kitchen personnel and oversees the Arizona Steakhouse, Fred Harvey Burger, Fred Harvey Tavern, Fred Harvey Food Truck and Employee Dining Room. With locally sourced ingredients like Arizona beef, we're committed to providing Legendary Hospitality with a Softer Footprint!The Details:

  • Position Type: Full-time, Year-round
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Compensation: $50,000-$60,000
  • Total Employees: 800+
  • Current Season: Fall brings beautiful weather making this the ideal time to explore
  • Total Visitors: 6 million annuallyPerks & Benefits:
    • Private apartment minutes from the rim of the canyon. Rent is only $352/month!
    • All meals provided in the Employee Dining Room through an employee meal plan
    • Free wifi and computer access
    • Free laundry facilities
    • Free access to community rec center, fitness equipment, and sports courts
    • Generous benefits are offered to full-time year-round employees
    • Employee Learning and Development Programs
    • Employee discounts on lodging, retail, and food and beverage products at all Xanterra Park locations Why the Grand Canyon?Discover one beautiful adventure. The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is the most visited location in the park with breathtaking views, slick rock plateaus and lush forests. By working amongst the beauty of Grand Canyon National Park, this is your chance to live, work, and explore in one of the most beautiful places on Earth!Responsibilities
      • Oversee all food preparation in a high volume, multi-unit foodservice operation, maintaining quality and productivity to company standards.
      • Maintain a safe, orderly and sanitized kitchen. Demonstrate this by example, using proper food-handling techniques.
      • Manage a staff of approximately 80 employees in peak season.
      • Oversee and give input on all aspects of employee performance: Training, performance evaluation, coaching, corrective action process and promotions.
      • Oversee the scheduling of all kitchen employees in accordance with business levels, labor budget and staffing levels.
      • Oversee the ordering, storage and inventory of all food and kitchen operating supplies.
      • Manage kitchen expenses through diligent attention to budgeted food costs and kitchen loss control.
      • Make recommendations for unit kitchen equipment purchases.
      • Manage the organization of daily specials and banquet/group menus.
      • Maintain a collaborative working relationship with the Bright Angel Unit Manager and Assistant Operations Manager in managing daily operations.
      • Assist the Restaurant Managers as needed.
      • Handle administrative tasks and paperwork related to personnel in a timely and accurate manner.
      • Ensure the kitchen area and operations meet health and safety requirements, as dictated by the US Department of Public Health and company standards
      • Ensure that all facility and equipment maintenance requests are reported promptly; follow-up on requests that are not addressed in a timely manner. Update equipment log on a weekly basis.
      • Administration of all safety related programs, policies, procedures for kitchen employees.
      • Project a commitment to Xanterra South Rim's environmental policies.
      • Responsible for correcting all National Park Service Concessions and Public Health Service noted discrepancies within the assigned abatement period.
      • Other duties as assigned.Qualifications
        • Three years culinary management experience in a high volume ala carte dining or institutional establishment with progressive cooking/menu development.
        • Associates or Bachelor's degree from an accredited Culinary Academy or Institute.
        • Ability to work and train all kitchen positions: ala carte preparation/presentation, batch cooking, prep work and entry-level kitchen positions.
        • Good written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on communicating with employees in the training and production phases of operation.
        • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working with Front of House staff, senior F&B Management and guests.
        • Experience in menu development, food production records, scheduling employees and inventory/cost controls.
        • Ability to pass ServeSafe food sanitation course and train staff on the program.
        • Ability to quickly assess and address productivity levels of the cook line, dish area and pantry personnel during any given meal period.
        • Ability to use computerized food ordering system, and experience with Word and Excel software as well as FoodTrak inventory software.
        • Ability to recognize safety hazards, and correct them immediately.PLEASE NOTE: As we closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, we continue to adopt appropriate sanitization measures and are carefully following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state protocols for preventing the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to creating a safe and healthy environment for both employees and guests.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Keywords: Xanterra Travel Collection, Denver , Restaurant Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Englewood, Colorado

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