Catering Production Chef

Job Description

Are you passionate about food? Do you have the drive and dedication to be part of a unified team providing top quality food and personalized customer service? Are you a strong lead cook, able to successfully fill in as needed on any station in the kitchen?


Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering is seeking a unique individual to join our kitchen as a full time Catering Production Chef. Our ideal Chef is responsible for performing multiple kitchen tasks. You will take part in the preparation of the highest quality food for our catering service as well as our retail facility. This includes products for our deli as well as soups, sauces, salads and food for our ‘Meals to Go’ program using standardized recipes and portion control. Assists in assuming proper receiving, storage, serving and sanitation and other tasks as assigned. A strong lead cook, able to successfully fill in as needed on any station in the kitchen. Ability to work catered events as an Event Chef.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:



  • To love what you do with the ability to show and share it amongst the team;


  • Responsible for producing foods for deli and catering service according to daily prep sheet. Finishes catering orders including garnishing and packaging in an organized fashion;


  • Responsible for producing all items for ‘Meals to Go’ case while maintaining a full and attractive display;


  • Responsible for performing quality testing of products throughout the course of production;


  • Solicits and documents feedback from customers about product preferences through direct communication and product testing;


  • Responsible for leading the team, in the absence of the Sous Chef, to meet the goals of growing sales and service;


  • Responsible for ensuring economical food production and minimizing waste through proper cutting techniques and utilization of excess product.



Qualifications:



  • Must be 18 years or older with a High School diploma or GED required;


  • Must possess good knife skills, good organizational skills;


  • Demonstrate the ability to read and follow recipes and directions;


  • Able to work under pressure and work well as part of a team;


  • Must demonstrate basic math skills and basic computer skills;


  • Good communication and excellent customer service skills;


  • Must demonstrate a high energy approach to the position as a self-starter with the ability to multi-task;


  • Ability to be a team player and work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department including nights, weekends and holidays as required;


  • Culinary school certificate and knowledge of food safety standards preferred;


  • Ability to lead less experienced prep cooks by example.



We are an EOE



Company Description
At Santoni's we value our associates by giving them the opportunity to learn and develop with one of Baltimore's best specialty grocery & catering company in a warm and welcoming work environment with a friendly and supportive Team. We pride ourselves on high quality foods and superior customer service.
We are a full service caterer with a retail operation. Our passion in great food, great service with love. More information can be found on our website at www.santonis.com



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