Kitty Hawk Kites has been teaching the world to fly since 1974. We strive to be the leading company in adventure recreation and retailing, by building a reputation for fun, and excellence through dedication to customer service, quality, safety, and value. This position is located in the Rodanthe, NC.

We are looking to add a Head Chef to Good Winds Restaurant. This position will oversee the kitchen by managing other member of food preparation team, deciding what dishes to serve and adjusting orders to meet guests requests. The head chef may assist in prep work, but more often will be involved in cooking specialty dishes. Choose ingredients and designs a menu based on the seasonal availability of food items.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Acts with appropriate caution in a dangerous environment where there are knives and high-temperature surfaces
  • Selects choice ingredients that will give dishes the best flavour
  • Experiments to come up with new specialties that will draw diners into the restaurant
  • Coaches the sous chef and other members of the kitchen staff, so they perform at their best
  • Determines how much food to order and maintains an appropriate supply at the restaurant
  • Keeps up with trends in cooking and the restaurant business to ensure that guests have a positive experience
  • Works quickly and accurately during busy periods, such as weekends and evenings
  • Occasionally takes on extra duties, such as cleaning, when the kitchen is short-staffed or the restaurant is particularly busy
  • Takes direction and works with the restaurant's administrative team
  • Must be effective in handling problems, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary
  • Must have knowledge of F&B preparation techniques, health department rules and regulations, as well as liquor laws and regulations.
  • Make sure that all kitchen and wait staff adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations to ensure a clean and sanitary kitchen
  • Maintain kitchen equipment; schedule repairs and additional maintenance as needed

Education and Experience
  • Associate degree in culinary arts preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in a back-of-house management position
  • Significant experience as a chef, in addition to experience as a sous chef or line cook

Skills
  • Independent, self motivated worker
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Team building and management skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to oversee and manage kitchen operations
  • Ability to remain productive when

Working Conditions
  • The work environment for this position is generally an indoor controlled environment. Noise level is moderate; expect noises like office machines and light traffic.
  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends during the company’s in-season time period.
  • May be requested to drive company vehicle to other locations.

Physical Requirements
About 1/3 of one's time will be spent climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling. One-third to two-thirds of one's time will be spent standing, walking, sitting, and reaching. About 2/3 of one's time will be spent using one's hands to finger, handle or feel, as well as talking or hearing. Expect to lift up to 25 lbs on a regular basis. Vision required: close, color, peripheral, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Some other physical demands come from continuous computer work, cash register work, sales floor work, events work, and mail order work.

 

 Kitty Hawk Kites, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Department: Good Winds
This is a full time position

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