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Sous Chef, Day-Time Hours

Company: YAYE Organics
Location: Arvada
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

YA---YE is an organic + plant-based meal delivery service offering the cleanest, highest quality 3 and 6 day meal packages on the planet.

We are a high-growth team seeking a dedicated individual to work alongside our Head Chef in our commercial kitchen ( located near Old Town Arvada, just 10-15 minutes from downtown Denver ). We are looking for someone who is self-motivated with strong administrative skills and a keen attention to detail. This individual would be responsible for inventory management, assisting with recipe development and consistently executing our plant-based sauces, dressings and meals as we grow and expand our meal delivery program. In this position, you will act as the second in command in our kitchen, following and enforcing our Head Chef's requirements and guidelines. Our ideal candidate is a creative professional who is willing to participate in creating delicious seasonal menus and meal designs.

An ideal candidate would be someone with previous experience in a high-volume catering business or plant-based restaurant. - The ability to season, adjust and consistently execute recipes is key to this position. - You must be able to execute menu items quickly and precisely, as we deliver/ship hundreds of meals each week.

We are looking for a Sous Chef who shares our passion for health and well-being. Our menu is backed by cutting-edge nutrition science and traditional healing wisdom, and as a company - our goal is to disprove common assumptions and myths surrounding plant-based lifestyles. Ideally, our new hire is passionate about plant-based cuisine and understands its nutritional benefits. Our current production days are Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Pay:

$45,000, plus equity options in the company

Paid vacation time: 15 days

Complimentary meals on location. We believe that food is medicine, so our high quality, organic, plant-rich meals are designed to heal from the inside out.

Responsibilities:

Assist with the preparation and planning of meal programs

Carefully follow and uphold our high recipe standards

Ensure that kitchen activities operate in a timely manner.

Monitor and record inventory, and if necessary, order new supplies.

Complete prep calls and help with additional kitchen admin tasks

Provide support to junior kitchen employees with various tasks including food preparation and plating.

Help train new kitchen employees to meet restaurant and kitchen standards.

Create schedules for kitchen employees and evaluate their performance.

Adhere to and implement sanitation regulations and safety regulations.

Manage the kitchen team in the head chef's absence.

Help develop new menu options based on seasonality

Maintain high standards of sanitation and vegetable washing procedures

Act with professionalism, respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and continuous improvement at all times

Have clear communication with Head Chef regarding any issues that may arise

Maintain a positive reputation and relationships with guests, the service industry, our neighborhood, and community.

Desired Skill Set and Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Culinary Science or relevant field.

A minimum of 2 years' experience in a similar sous chef role, -especially high-volume catering-style businesses - plant-based cooking experience is a plus!

Strong knowledge of cooking methods, kitchen equipment, and best practices.

Good time management - if you've worked in a high-volume production position in the past (such as catering) and enjoyed the thrill, then this position is for you.

Strong administrative skills - you must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Excel.

Good understanding of Google Suite and restaurant software programs.

Teamwork-oriented with outstanding leadership abilities.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to not only give feedback, but also receive it and self-recognize areas for growth

Desire to learn more about plant-based cooking and flavor profiling.

Contagiously positive and friendly with a "can-do" attitude, high energy level and diligent work ethic

Goal-oriented, accountable and completes tasks on-time

Open availability on Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays - we work daytime hours

Understanding of nutrition and passion for clean eating also strongly preferred

We are a mission and values driven company looking for passionate, hardworking, and honest team members. If you think you'd be a good culture fit and are interested in joining our YA---YE family, please email us. We look forward to connecting with you!

Keywords: YAYE Organics, Arvada , Sous Chef, Day-Time Hours, Hospitality & Tourism , Arvada, Colorado

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