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Chef/Assistant Food Services Manager

# Principal Responsibilities:
JCC Chicago's Perlstein Retreat Center (located in the Wisconsin Dells) services family groups, religious groups, retreats and camps on a year-round basis. The centers kitchen is kosher and is under supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council. The Chef/Asst. Food Service Manager orders all food and supplies, maintains inventory, assists in scheduling and supervising all kitchen and wait staff, insures that the required level of kashrut is being maintained and quality preparation and delivery of food to guests.
**Key areas of responsibility:**
* Cooking and production of high quality meals and snacks.
* Order all food and supplies.
* Maintain a current inventory and keep supply room, coolers and freezer clean and to code.
* Work with Food Service Director on menu planning for each group, retreat, camp or conference.
* Manage overall presentation of food.
* Ensure kashrut guidelines are met per cRc requirements.
* In charge of addressing all special diet and needs requests.
* Introduce new menu options and relevant cuisine concepts.
* Work with Food Service Director on budget management.
* Work with management to coordinate food and supply needs for special events.
* Responsible for maintaining a high level of customer service.
* Maintain health and safety standards, products, policies and procedures to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of the kitchen, food storage areas and dish room commensurate with the highest standards represented by the State Health Department.
* Review, update and implement policies and procedures for food service operations.
* Assist kitchen staff with daily tasks as needed.__
* Other miscellaneous duties pertaining to food service as required.__
# Minimum Qualifications:
* High School degree with post high school study in Culinary Arts and/or Business.
* Previous experience cooking and managing a kitchen.
* Demonstrated success supervising, coaching and mentoring staff in a similar hospitality environment.
* Experience providing food for large groups with varied culinary needs.
* Experience with menu planning and ordering; experience working within in a kosher kitchen desirable.
* The willingness and ability to and learn about and follow the kosher policies and practices as established by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
* The willingness and ability to learn and follow the health code laws of the State of Wisconsin as well as obtain the Sani-Serve Certification in food handling.
Candidates must be able to work evening and weekend events and have the ability and willingness to travel locally, with their own vehicle. Dependability, timeliness, flexibility and adaptability a must!
# Agency Information:
Led by our dynamic and forward-thinking Executive Team, JCC Chicago enriches lives and builds community through vibrant, meaningful experiences. We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose. With Jewish values as our compass, we are moving JCC Chicago in new exciting directions that will strengthen our Jewish community, enrich generations, nurture friendships, respect traditions and bring out the best in every life we touch.
JCC Chicago's Perlstein Retreat Center is located on twenty wooded, lakeside acres, in the Wisconsin Dells. Serene and spacious facilities offer a real retreat from the hustle and bustle of every day.
We are the perfect location for celebrating, working or playing. Our professional staff help coordinate special events and meetings, ensuring every event is unique and that our guest's gathering will be unforgettable. In addition to JCC Chicago's exciting Family Vacations, the Perlstein Retreat Center hosts:
* Corporate Retreats
* Religious Events for all faiths
* Student and Youth Groups
* Hobby, Craft & Adventure Groups
* Weddings
* Bar & Bat Mitzvahs
* Family Reunions, Anniversaries & Milestones
In a time of growth and innovation, we welcome you to join us in building your career, as we build a stronger community.
*Date Posted:* 01/08/2018
*Title:* Chef/Assistant Food Services Manager
*JCC:* JCC Chicago
*Location:* Chicago, IL