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Head Chef

Caf Basque

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted June 15, 2022.

Boka Restaurant Group and James Beard Award winning/Michelin-starred chef, Daniel Rose, are looking for a Chef de Cuisine to join the team of Caf Basque, located on the ground floor of The Hoxton DTLA!

ABOUT BOKA RESTAURANT GROUP: Boka Restaurant Group is a James Beard Award-winning group, anchored by partnerships with some of American s greatest chefs. With a firm belief that genuine hospitality makes the world a more human place, we strive beyond convention to believe in and support each other, care for our communities, and work together to build the world we want to live in. View our restaurants here:

CHEF DE CUISINE RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Assisting in ordering all products based on par systems and inventory management. Overseeing all ordering and inventory to ensure low food costs.Assisting in the management of all Back of the House employees, including recruiting, hiring, scheduling, reviewing and terminating. Managing staff schedules and ensuring cuts are being made whenever possible. Fill in for hourly employees when necessary to minimize labor costs.Maintaining open lines of communication with all management and upper management to address any issues or concerns as they arise. Participating in Manager meetings to address these issues.Overseeing quality control of all food production and execution.Ensuring all health department standards are upheld by enforcing high sanitation standards.Availability and ability to work all of the line stations when needed.Addressing all kitchen-related problems and incidences in a timely and effective manner.Reporting directly to the Executive Chef and General Manager.Daily maintenance of BOH Systems – Continually follow and tweak all BOH systems from AM walkthrough, temp logs, line checks, prep lists, order guides, etc.Daily Follow-through of BOH Systems-It is mandatory that all BOH systems that are created are firmly used to the specification of the Executive Chef.Completing and maintaining inventories with purchasers. Bi-weekly inventories will be taken for the first six months of opening to monitor and track our costs.Attending all mandatory meetings.Knowledge and understanding of the Profit and Loss Statement on a monthly basis.Continually working through R&D process with Executive Chef to further dishes on the menu.Cooking through scaled recipes of researched dishes to ensure consistency in production.Costing base and bulk recipes after dishes are approved by the Executive Chef.Working within the seasons to keep the menu current and thorough while using local farms/purveyors.Researching and discovering new purveyors, artisans, and crafts people to further the menu.Translating all new menu information into truly detailed systems to ensure proper execution.Training and developing both cooks and service staff to find passion in their day-to-day roles.Continue to organize and systemize the BOH in order to become more efficient.QUALIFICATIONS: 3+ years as a CDC in a high-volume restaurantAbility to work nights and weekends Polished, professional, warm, and hospitable Working closely with Daniel Rose, you will be expected to uphold the standards of the cuisine in a fast-paced environment. For the position, a great attitude, empathy, problem solving skills, strong communication abilities, and a hard work ethic go a long way!The right candidate should have a strong focus on management ability, team building, and financial responsibilities. This is a dynamic position that requires a strong passion for both food and people. You will be managing and encouraging professional growth of a large team.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to lift 10- 30lbs if necessary. Safely and effectively use all necessary tools and equipment. Stand and walk for the entirety of an eight-hour shift, including moving safely through all areas of the restaurant. If you feel you meet the requirements, are a team player, experienced, passionate, and dedicated to your craft, we want to hear from you! Please reply with a copy of your resume AND a cover letter detailing why you'd be a great addition to our team! BENEFITS & PERKS: Health, Dental, and Voluntary Benefits Package (available after 90 days), employer-sponsored mental health and resource program, communter benefits, 401(k) program, life insurance, wellness benefits, mentorship and growth potential!COMPENSATION: