Head of Culinary

Wine Connection| Date Posted: 24-May-2019
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Job Nature:
Position Level:
Senior Manager

Job Description

We are seeking an enthusiastic culinary artisan with a plethora of culinary skills and most importantly, the ability to oversee operations and manage a team of experienced Executive Chefs. The ideal candidate would also be someone who is keen on menu engineering, innovative and passionate about culinary with a specific emphasis on Western cuisine. Must have passion in wines and knowledge in wine pairing.

Job Descriptions:

  • Oversee the Back of House operations in 8 outlets with more in the pipeline
  • To lead, motivate and initiate where necessary with operations and team
  • To be financially viable and create new menu items that reflects innovation.
  • Responsible for streamlining BOH costing and inventory according to P&L
  • To roll out risk assessment and focus on areas for improvement
  • Sourcing of quality ingredients at competitive rates to maintain food costs.
  • To actively participate in ad-hoc themes dinners e.g. wine pairing dinner etc
  • To be pro-active with menu creation, recommendation and analysis.
  • Equally able in administration and is an independent leader.

Skill Requirements:

  • Extensive knowledge in Western Cuisine
  • Equipped in the latest and updated culinary techniques
  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate others through example
  • Precise, meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Passion for food and wine
  • Knowledge of contemporary and fine dining trends
  • Knowledge of food trends
  • Prior experience in the Food & Beverage industry
  • Minimum of 4-5 Years in managing culinary operations
  • Knowledge of volume production, ability to maintain the highest standards
  • Committed to training and quality assurance
  • Able to control food cost and all related expenses
  • Able to do short and long term planning, good time management skills
  • Entrepreneurial minded, results oriented, bottom line focused
  • Customer focused
  • Able to set and maintain high standards in terms of food presentation and preparation
  • Knows local market trends
  • Planning and executing of promotions and activities
  • Able to communicate well with all levels of society
  • Able to apply hygiene & sanitation standards
  • Able to set up measurement controls related to quality, preparation and presentation for consistent delivery
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Wine Connection