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Chef

Company: E Bar L
Location: Bonner
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Looking for an individual to join a 4-person team. Shared responsibilites-Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner/Desserts! Chef needed to join a 4-person team of chefs at one of Montana's oldest family-owned and operated guest ranches. We are located about an hour east of Missoula on the Blackfoot River. We are fortunate to enjoy beautiful landscapes and exceptional people - both guests and employees. For close to a century we've offered a rustic experience to our guests featuring fabulous horseback riding and excellent food. We cater to a small, affluent group of guests. Most days the kitchen will serve between 50-100 people with most guests staying for at least a week, +/- 30 of which are staff. Summary Chefs are responsible for exceeding the expectations of our guests. Guest satisfaction in our dining room revolves around the high quality taste and appearance of the food, and the overall dining experience. Chefs are motivated, organized, self-starters who create a wide variety of entrees and desserts. Chefs generally work 6-8 hour shifts and are supported by 4-5 waitstaff. The term of employment is summer seasonal and would run approximately from mid-May through early October. Six days on, 1 day off, with housing, meals, and staff privileges included. Competitive wage depending on experience. Essential Duties & Responsibilities Exhibit a friendly, professional and pro-teamwork positive attitude and a can-do work ethic. Maintain consistent and high quality preparation and presentation of food. Provide food to guests and staff in a timely, professional, and friendly manner. Practice excellent safety, sanitation, and organizational skills. Assist in setting up guest and staff dining rooms for service. Observe proper cleaning procedures and maintain clean, sanitary, and orderly service, cooking and storage areas. Adhere to state and local health and sanitation guidelines. Arrive to work on time and be able to perform required duties and responsibilities. Other Duties & Responsibilities Assist in maintaining clean and orderly common areas. Interact with guests and facilitate guest enjoyment when away from the kitchen (i.e., at the campfire, at the softball field, etc.). Other duties as assigned. Job Qualifications Creativity and passion for food. Knowledge of basic culinary techniques. Knowledge of proper food handling procedures, such as food labeling, rotation and storage of food, sanitation, heating and cooling of foods. Ability to follow written and verbal directions. Good short order skills. Exceptional customer service and communication skills. Ability to maintain a friendly, professional, and helpful attitude towards guests and fellow employees. Ability to work well under pressure in high stress situations. Dependable and able to work shifts as dictated by business levels. Ability and willingness to be a team player and assist other staff members. Knowledge of how to properly use and maintain all food and beverage equipment in the kitchen. Knowledge of proper cleaning procedures. Ability to receive and execute instructions, and improve with feedback. Ability to solve problems and conflict in a friendly, professional and helpful manner. Knowledge of (or willingness and ability to learn) bread production preferred. Knowledge of current food trends, and creative menu style for different dietary needs. Experience/Education High school diploma or equivalent. Culinary degree and/or 3 years experience in a professional kitchen. Familiarity and experience with kitchen and food and beverage equipment. Working Environment Primarily indoors working in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment. Some outdoor work may be required for special outdoor events, in a mountain environment with variable weather conditions. Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to lift and carry fifty pounds or more. Must be able to navigate 30 stair steps and a steep 40' ramp. Must be able to work in hot kitchen temperatures. Employment Type: Temp/Seasonal Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: E Bar L, Coeur d'Alene , Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Bonner, Idaho

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