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Kitchen Supervisor

Company: Quest Food Management Services
Location: Orland Park
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionQuest Food Management is looking for a Kitchen Supervisor to join our fast-growing Team!Position Summary The Kitchen Supervisor will supervise the entire scope of Kitchen Operations. Develops and executes menus, trains, supervises and motivates the kitchen team. Creates the "WOW" experience for guests of Quest. Supervises entire cycle of food ordering methods, deliveries, inventory, production, menu creation, creativity, developing new ideas and concepts, presentation, safety systems, catering event execution, unit cleanliness systems, security of company assets, and willingness to be a team player within our company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Cascades the vision of Quest Food Management Services ensuring the Quest vision, values and founding principles are effectively communicated, understood and practiced.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Quest vision, values and missions through actions on a daily basis.
  • Monitor and enforce these guidelines of your team in the kitchen.
  • Train and supervise team to maintain high standards of excellence in all areas.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the Kitchen Team, ensuring all food items are prepared within all food safety guidelines and with the highest quality possible.
  • Perform all opening and closing duties including equipment and store room temperatures, calibrating thermometers and advance planning for next day's menu(s).
  • Constantly guide staff to be more productive and efficient.
  • Plan properly for upcoming menus and catering - including ordering, thawing and all advance preparation, utilizing leftovers and fresh ingredients.
  • Create and post weekly schedule based on catering needs, sales trends TY –vs- LY and budget.
  • Follow recipes and use correct portion sizes when cooking food; tasting foods to ensure quality.
  • Monitor and maintain proper inventory for operation and menus. · Assist with Monthly Inventory.
  • Maintain production records for all foods prepared and leftovers being used.
  • Maintain temperature logs for all foods prepared, during holding, cooling and any re-heating.
  • Assist and supervise overall sanitation and organization of kitchen and serving lines.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, management, faculty and staff, and parents as needed.
  • Perform a position at lunch rush, serving, cashiering or prepping during each lunch period.
  • Follow HACCP guidelines to ensure safe food practices
  • Follow all Quest policies and food safety guidelines
  • Report for scheduled shifts on time and in complete uniform as outlined in Quest employee handbook
  • Perform other duties as assigned Job Requirements/Specifications Education and Experience: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Requirements:
    • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum three years' experience as Cook / Kitchen Assistant
    • Ability to perform simple arithmetic as well as to understand measurements and conversions
    • Responsible for meeting and maintaining state and local certification requirements (Food Handler certification)
    • Basic computer skillsPreferred:
      • Previous experience in the food service industry working in schools / higher education
      • Previous supervisory experience

        Quest Food Management Services, Inc. is a privately owned, full service, foodservice management company located in Lombard, Illinois with annual sales over $65 million. Founded in 1985, Quest has served schools (elementary, middle, high schools, college/universities) throughout Chicagoland guided by its mission to provide the communities we serve with fresh, high-quality food, exceptional responsiveness and intensely personal service.

        It has been Quest's employees who have been the cornerstone of our growth. Quality people, quality food, and quality clients are our recipe for success. Led by our vision to create the most enduring relationships in the industry by what we do and how we do it; with integrity, responsiveness, accountability, respect and excellence.

        Quest Food Management Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Quest Food Management Services, Orland Park , Kitchen Supervisor, Hospitality & Tourism , Orland Park, Illinois

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