Director of Food & Beverage / Executive Chef - Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Event
Houston, TX 
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Job Description
    LocationUS-TX-Wichita Falls, TX
    Director of Food & Beverage / Executive Chef - Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Events Center
    Job ID2019-5293
    GroupSpectra - Food Services & Hospitality
    Location NameSpectra FH - Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Events Center
    CategoryFood/Beverage Management
    TypeRegular Full-Time
    Overview

    The Executive Chef will actively supervise, coach, counsel, direct, train and mentor employees in meeting company quality standards, and will independently initiate and authorize all employment actions such as hiring, termination, suspension, discipline, promotion and transfer. The Executive Chef will actively and independently manage all aspects of employee relations to ensure a positive, harmonious, compliant and cooperative work environment within the kitchen area under the supervision of the Executive Food & Beverage Director.

    This position is based at our Wichita Falls Multi-Purpose Event Center. The Multi-Purpose Event Center (MPEC) is located in the heart of downtown Wichita Falls, Texas. Here you will find great restaurants, an awesome brewery, coffee shops, art, nightlife, live entertainment, museums & attractions close by. The MPEC consists of multiple venues all in one beautiful complex offering full-service catering and concessions, Wi-Fi, FREE parking, on-site RV hookups and is handicap accessible on all levels. You can learn more about our venue here:

    The MPEC is managed by Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization. Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories. Come Join Us! You can learn more about Spectra at

    Responsibilities
    • Responsible for management of the assigned kitchen operation.
    • Ensures training of assigned shift kitchen staff is conducted in a timely manner. The incumbent also communicates with all shift employees to help them understand their job descriptions and company policies.
    • Responsible for completing documentation of employee performance and attendance issues in accordance with company policy and practice, including independently initiating and authorizing any employment action deemed necessary.
    • Responsible for hiring and terminating employees of the kitchen operation.
    • The incumbent must maintain and update all employee files and required company documentation forms.
    • Review all sanitation and production charts for the kitchen operation.
    • Maintains fiscal controls for profit and loss purposes.
      • Ensures budgeted food percentages are achieved through effective control measures including portion controls, kitchen timings, food inventory rotation measures, receiving and food storage procedures, inventory controls, transfer controls, effective purchasing procedures, kitchen security procedures and waste control.
      • Controls labor costs through effective scheduling of kitchen staff, cross-training and development of employees.
      • Reviews and analyzes daily payroll data to ensure proper coding of payroll and time for the purposes of accurate profit and loss statements.

    • Responsible for the on-going training, development, mentoring and supervision of hourly employees.
    • Manages purchasing and preparation of all food products meet Spectra’ standards of quality and consistency. Responsible for the development of menus, ensuring quality, consistency and style of concept are maintained. Monitors production of food preparation ensuring recipe specifications, portion controls and kitchen timings are met. Monitors all food served relative to appearance, temperature, sanitary and quality standards.
    • Coordinates the storage, maintenance and repair of all kitchen equipment during shift to ensure operational readiness.
    • Manages and participates in all line set-up, prep and breakdown activities. Responsible for in-service delegation of tasks to line personnel and hands on participation during peak periods.
    Qualifications
    • Professional training through a culinary education or working in a fast-paced high-volume fine dining restaurant/catering facility, full service casual dining preferred.
    • Must have a High School Diploma, G.E.D. or related Food Service Job Experience.
    • Must have a C.R.I.T Environmental Health Food Handlers Card and/or Serve Safe.
    • Must complete TABC approved Alcohol Certification Program.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Experience levels for position include a 2 year Culinary degree or a 3 year A.C.F. apprenticeship and/or 5 years previous experience as an Executive Chef and/or related experience.
    • Must have various experience levels in volume feeding, ala carte, fine dining, catering, baking and pastry, and purchasing storage and handling
    • Knowledge of 24 hour, seven day a week food and beverage operation.
    • Ability to communicate effectively to all levels of staff.
    • Up to date knowledge of M.S.D.S. Criteria Procedures, Safety Guidelines, First Aid/C.P.R., Environmental Health Codes, Local, State and Federal Guidelines.
    • Must possess excellent organizational and communication skills.
    • Skilled to all technical and sanitary aspects of food preparation and presentations.
    • Ability to speak, read, and write in English.

    Physical Dimensions

    Performing the duties of this position involves extensive and continuous standing and walking. Routine activities require the employee to be able to reach with hands and arms, sit, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 75 pounds. The vision requirements include the ability to adjust focus, peripheral vision and close vision.

    SPECTRA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT EMPLOYER.

     

    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Experience
    2+ years
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