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Sous Chef $1,500 Sign-on Bonus

Company: Brookdale Des Plaines
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:Make Lives Better Including Your Own.Join the Brookdale team where you aren't just an employee...you're family!Brookdale Des Plaines is currently seeking a skilled and creative Sous Chef that will treat an empty plate as a blank canvas and create a work of art. It's that little bit of EXTRA that takes the ordinary and makes it EXTRAORDINARY and Brookdale associates do just that. Working at Brookdale affords you an opportunity to say "I love what I do each and every day!"This is a full-time position but we will work with you to develop a flexible work schedule to promote a healthy work-life balance. If you love working with people and changing their lives for the better, then this position is for you! Don't wait...APPLY TODAY!*********************$1,500 Sign-on Bonus***********************Available Shift:Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pmWe believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients, we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited to:Full-time and part-time associate benefits: - 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan - Benefit plan package - Pre-tax Commuter Benefit - Associate Compassion Fund - Associate Discounts - Identity theft protection - Pet savings and insurance plans - Voluntary benefits available Full-time associate benefits: - Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, health savings account and more. - Paid Time Off - Adoption Benefit - Tuition Reimbursement - Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) - Voluntary STD and LTDPlease note, Brookdale has adopted a policy requiring all associates to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to limited exemptions based on medical conditions, sincerely held religious beliefs, or applicable state laws and regulations.Responsibilities:Assists the chef with overseeing the day to day operation of the kitchen and maintaining the highest quality food products and service.Prepares and coordinates daily dinners from standardized recipes.Oversees breakfast and lunch for quality assurance meal presentation and portion control.Keeps stock rooms, coolers and freezers clean and rotated. All food must be labeled, dated and stored properly.Coordinates prep for following day's menu.Maintains kitchen cleanliness and food preparation according to state and local health department code requirements.Assists with food and supply inventory control systems, informs Food Service Director of all production needs.Keeps waste to a minimum by utilizing food storage and food recycling techniques. Employs appropriate loss prevention procedures.Performs a pre-meal meeting with food servers to review details of daily menu.Ensures all kitchen equipment is in working order and kept clean at all times.Oversees the proper inventory, storage, and use of cleaning chemicals.Assists in menu and recipe development.Assists with banquets and food displays.Assists in the scheduling of cooks and utility workers to maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines.Assists in the adherence to maintaining budget compliance for daily food cost.This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.Qualifications:Education and ExperienceAssociate or Bachelor's degree in culinary arts or an equivalent combination of education and food preparation experience in a directly related field. One to three years food preparation experience to include sauces, soups, meat and seafood. Supervisory experience and working knowledge of banquet production and planning is preferred.Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special RequirementsCurrent ServSafe Certification required. Obtain and hold any local or state required food handling/supervision/sanitation licenses and/or certifications.Management/Decision MakingUses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to supervisor and when to handle them personally.Knowledge and SkillsHas a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization. Understands principles of food preparation and culinary terminology. Understands and applies sanitation principles. Capable of managing multiple job tasks including the preparing of several foods at the same time. Ability to coordinate the daily production of menus, recipes and food preparation. Ability to work with interruptions and in a stressful environment. Ability to manage and motivate employees with varied levels of experience and expertise.Physical Demands and Working ConditionsStandingRequires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendorsWalkingSittingUse hands and fingers to handle or feelOn-Call on an as needed basisReach with hands and armsPossible exposure to communicable diseases and infectionsClimb or balanceStoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlTalk or hearExposure to latexAbility to lift: Up to 50 poundsPossible exposure to blood-borne pathogensPossible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazardsSubject to injury from falls, burns, odors, or cuts from equipmentVisionBrookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.

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