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Executive Chef – Austin, TX


This is a Contract position in Dallas, TX posted March 14, 2023.

Central Market is a specialty grocery that started in Austin, Texas in 1994, and has grown to multiple locations across the state. What makes Central Market one of the freshest markets in the country – Try a sumptuous selection of everything edible, for starters. We go straight to the source to bring you the finest food and drink the world has to offer. With hundreds of cheeses, thousands of wines, acres of produce, and aisles of experts, Central Market is a foodies wonderland. Our commitment beyond the plate is another reason were a cut above. We believe food is a way of uniting families and communities, of preserving cultures, and of starting new traditions. Each of our stores is a market in the truest sense and is a place to exchange goods, services, and ideas for those really into food.
Job Description:
– Majority of the time spent using independent judgment in making employment-related and business decisions, or effectively recommend such decisions including but not limited to product and department related strategies, hiring, promoting, disciplining, suspending, discharging, rewarding or otherwise engage in resolving Partner-related matters- The Executive Chef is responsible for the total operation and financial results of the Chef’s Case and Cafe on the Run.- The Executive Chef will train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food, select and develop recipes, standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality, establish presentation technique and quality standards, plan and price menus, ensures proper equipment operation/maintenance and ensures proper safety and sanitation in kitchen. May offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques. The Executive Chef directly supervises kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, discipline, and performance. Maintain a clean and sanitary work area throughout the kitchen, walk-ins and storage areas.Requirements:- Proven leadership experience in a complex environment with multiple direct reports- Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent- Excellent customer service skills- Assist in new product development and menu costing- Proficiency with automated reporting systems including, but not limited to; Inventory, Food Cost, Scheduling, Time & Attendance and labor preferred- Excellent communication and organization skills- Excellent culinary and food processing skills- Experience in ordering, inventory maintenance, and shrink control- Ability to maintain an efficient operation, troubleshoot and report any malfunctions of equipment- Ability to supervise, train, and cross-train kitchen staff- Maintain sanitation standards throughout the work area- Ability to work a flexible schedule, including opening, closing, and weekend shifts.Equal Opportunity Employment/Drug Free Workplace