Restaurant Chef

Crystal Mountain   Thompsonville, MI   Full-time     Food Service
Posted on May 7, 2024
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Job Summary

The Restaurant Chef is responsible food production, food quality/consistency, and upholding/maintaining kitchen cleanliness. The Restaurant Chef ensures that all food production workers are performing their duties as assigned by the Executive Chef. In conjunction with the Sous Chef, the Restaurant Chef is responsible for employee development, ordering, scheduling, attending meetings, etc.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

·         Responsible for the assisting Executive Chef in the selection, training, supervision and success of all Thistle kitchen staff members.

·         Capable of creating a motivational atmosphere and a cohesive food and beverage team.

·         Actively involved in the daily operation of being a “hands on” Chef through modeling proper culinary techniques and working along side the staff.

·         Adheres to all resort performance standards to ensure that all guests have an outstanding dining experience.

·         Checks event order sheets for ordering, production and personnel scheduling.

·         Coordinates staffing levels and food preparation daily to ensure the timing and flow of food service meets the demand, while maintaining budget goals.

·         Enforces internal cost and labor controls.  Maintains appropriate staffing levels in relation to expeted business.  Works in conjunction with the outlet Sous Chef in scheduling.

·         Assists in creating seasonal menus based on current trends and guest preferences.  Also takes an active roll in the Farm to Table dinner series.

·         Supervises kitchen mise en place of all stations

·         Establishes all par levels for food items, kitchen supplies, and all other necessary products needed to operate the Thistle Kitchen. Including producing prep forecasts based on house counts, business forecast, previous experiences, date, etc. Posts the prep lists for all kitchen staff to see.

·         Responsible for maintaining clean and organized storage areas for all food items and for proper rotation.

·         Oversees the compliance of state health regulations in the safe handling, storage and service of all food items.

·         Responsible for ensuring all china, glassware, silver and kitchen equipment is properly sanitized, racked and/or stored.

·         Leads the “clean as you go” techniques that ensure all kitchens, dish rooms, storage and other central areas are both clean and safe.

·         Complies with all Resort policies, procedures and standards of operation.

·         Performs all other duties and tasks as required.


Job Specifications


·         ServSafe Trained

·         Microsoft Excel, Word, Access, Outlook

·         Effective business writing skills (grammar, vocabulary, clarity and brevity).

·         Clear and concise verbal communication skills.

·         Self-directed and able to maximize use of time and resources.

·         Exhibits a professional demeanor through appearance and by maintaining a positive attitude toward all staff members and guests.

·         Maintains office, employee and company confidentiality at all times.

·         Dependable and meets goals.

·         Exemplifies professional conduct and adherence to company Core Values.


·         Must have a minimum of 4 (four) years kitchen experience with a minimum of 2 (two) years management experience.

Physical & Other Requirements:

·         While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smell.

·         The employee is frequently required to walk and climb or balance.

·         The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

·         The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 

·         Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

·         Evenings, weekends and holidays are a regular part of the schedule.

·         Must have excellent attendance and conduct record for consideration.

·         Non-smoking candidates strongly preferred.

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr
Thompsonville , MI