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Sous Chef - Ajax Tavern

Company: Aspen Skiing Company
Location: Aspen
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

The city of Aspen at our front door, Aspen Mountain at our back door. And in between, a gathering place for the free-spirited. We're proud of our 5 Stars and 5 Diamonds -- hospitality is our passion. From our kitchens to our cellars, with their 20,000 bottles of wine, from the Concierges in our lobby to the Concierges on our mountains, and from family adventure to apr--s ski, this hotel is, guests have said, "the Aspen of Aspen."

Job Description

Summary

The Sous Chef will maintain smooth operation of the Kitchen during assigned shift. Ensures food is prepared according to Chef's specifications and trains employees to the hotel / kitchen standards.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provides back up, support, and covers shifts in Element 47, Ajax Tavern, and Banquets
  • Expedites Breakfast and lunch or dinner service according to assigned shift
  • Assists in the administration of the Culinary apprenticeship program including coaching, mentoring, and demonstrations
  • Supervises and schedules Stewarding department
  • Communicates with the restaurant manager regarding staff performance, guest comments, special requests, menu changes etc.
  • Trains staff to standard performance levels
  • Assures safe work conditions for all personnel
  • Communicates any mechanical problems with the Engineering Department
  • Maintains cleanliness of all kitchen production and storage areas
  • Communicates discrepancies form standard with the Executive Chef
  • Assists in writing menu descriptions for all new dishes and rolling out in advance to Front of House staff
  • Assists with production of menu items
  • Assists with menu development in all outlets
  • Assists with inventory
  • Ensures food costs are at the forefront of menu development, systems, and pricing
  • Enters all new menu items in chef tech
  • Schedules and monitors staffing levels being mindful of budget and volume levels
  • Culinary Payroll
  • Inspects product quality, pricing, and sources provide the best quality/value
  • Ensures approved vendors are being utilized whenever possible
  • Responsible for assisting all team members in organization of kitchen items, to include, dry goods, kitchen equipment, storage containers, cleaning supplies and proper rotation and organization of all food deliveries.
    Qualifications
    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • Four years experience in 4-5 star restaurant/hotel
    • Culinary degree or equivalent
      Additional Information

      Supervision given and received
      Given: Exercises direct supervision over Culinary team. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, frequent and detailed review of work, training, planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
      Received: Works under direct supervision of the Chef de Cuisine. Tasks are assigned according to specific procedures, and work is checked frequently. Instruction, advice and assistance are readily available.

      Work Environment and physical demands
      • Ability to reach, crouch, kneel, smell, taste, stand, walk or be on your feet for extended periods of time
      • Regularly work in wet, hot and humid conditions for extended periods of time and may be required to walk on slippery and uneven surfaces
      • Must be able to frequently lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. individually or with assistance
        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

        Aspen Skiing Company / The Little Nell / Limelight Hotel is an equal opportunity employer.

        For an overview of Aspen Skiing Company's benefits and other compensation visit aspensnowmass.com/jobs/benefits

Keywords: Aspen Skiing Company, Aspen , Sous Chef - Ajax Tavern, Hospitality & Tourism , Aspen, Colorado

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