LUXURY WITH WILD ABANDON

Situated on 3,500 acres of lush ranch land outside of Park City, Utah,
The Lodge at Blue Sky invites guests to slow down and forge meaningful connections with the land, animals and people that call Blue Sky home.

Owners Mike + Barb Phillips are genuine stewards of the earth. Together they have designed five mediums through which guests can reconnect with the natural world:

The understated elegance & organic architecture of Blue Sky’s 46 rooms + suites; nourishing mountain modern cuisine utilizing storied, sustainable ingredients;
an iconic wellness sanctuary perched at the edge of a precipice where earth meets sky; the High West whiskey distillery which lovingly crafts small batch whiskey from grain to glass; and curated activities for guests of all ages which invoke a rich Western heritage.

Blue Sky is a place of soul and spirit, located 40 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title:    Chef de Cuisine                
Location:            Wanship, Utah (The Lodge at Blue Sky)
Department:      Culinary                                           
FLSA Status:     Exempt
Reports To:        Executive Chef                

SUMMARY
Plan, prepare, set up and provide high quality service in all areas of food production for menu items and specials in designated outlets on and off property. Directs, trains and supervise the performance of all culinary staff. Maintains organization, cleanliness and sanitation of all food related work areas and equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and resort requirements, strictly enforce policy with all members of the Culinary team - KEEP YOUR KITCHEN CLEAN!  
  2. Manage all aspects of the Culinary Department, communicate regularly with Exec. Chef regarding all issues, resolution of issues and changes within the department.
  3. Oversee menu development, solicit ideas from Sous Chefs, make and present changes and suggestions to Executive Chef.
  4. Meet with, Manage and direct Sous Chefs; work with each to meet daily, weekly, monthly goals.
  5. Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment; use equipment and tools only as intended, safely and properly.
  6. Maintain complete knowledge of and direct compliance with all departmental/resort policies and procedures.
  7. Review assignments, anticipate business levels, make changes and review other information pertinent to job performance; review as necessary with Executive Chef.
  8. Review banquet event orders and make note of any changes; post all function orders for each respective 7-day week.     
  9. Ensure that scheduled staff has reported to work; document any late or absent associates, coach and discipline as necessary.
  10. Coordinate breaks for scheduled staff, as necessary.
  11. Prepare/assign production and prep work for Line Cooks and Prep Cooks to complete.
  12. Prioritize all tasks, assign to appropriate associates and ensure they are completed in a correct and timely fashion.
  13. Communicate additions and changes to daily kitchen assignments before or as they arise during each shift.
  14. Ensure that all shift(s) complete all mise en place necessary to conduct their respective service.
  15. Ensure that Prep staff completes functions in a timely fashion for the required service.
  16. Ensure opening duties are completed by the staff, as follows:
    1. Set up work station with proper tools, mise en place and equipment according to kitchen standards, as necessary.
    2. Inspect the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies. Ensure that everything complies with kitchen standards.
    3. Check production schedule and daily pars. Ensure that daily production is organized, prioritized and on track.
    4. Order of any items /supplies needed for the day’s tasks as necessary.
    5. Restock dry goods, fresh products, cooking wines in the appropriate areas as per need.
    6. Ensure that all orders are properly received, inspected and put away in an orderly and timely manner.
    7. Fabricate proteins necessary for impending service.  
  17. Inspect and maintain the cleanliness and organization of kitchen and all workstations. Rectify any deficiencies.            
  18. Check P.O.S. terminals and ensure that ALL printers have paper and are in working order.
  19. Inform Chef and/or Front of the House manager and service staff of any shortages or 86’d items affecting the restaurant menu(s). Keep Front of House abreast of quantities of any specials or items that may run out BEFORE they run out.
  20. Assist Line Cooks whenever necessary to ensure the highest quality items are reaching our guests.  Assistance should be given BEFORE a situation becomes critical.
  21. Organize and maintain production via prep lists and/or production lists as formulated by Exec. Chef.
  22. Maintain proper storage of all products as specified by Health Department, Exec. Chef and The Lodge at Blue Sky requirements.
  23. Direct and assist stewards in order to make clean-up efficient.
  24. Minimize waste and maintain controls in product utilization in order to attain forecasted food cost.
  25. Supervise the breakdown of all work stations and ensure the completion of closing duties for each associate according to department standards:
    • Return all food items in clean containers to proper storage areas.
    1. Rotate food items as necessary.
    2. LABEL AND DATE ALL FOOD ITEMS ALWAYS!
    3. Organize all storage areas.
    4. Clean food prep areas and work stations, reach-ins, walk-in and shelves.
    5. Ice down any hot items (sauces, stocks, soups, etc.) and put away when cool.
    6. Turn off all equipment.
    7. Ensure that closing steward(s) are on track with closing clean-up.
  1. Conduct associate reviews, make suggestions regarding appropriate pay changes
  2. Participate in the hiring process as well as any disciplinary action meetings.
  3. Participate in and support resort and company efforts towards sustainability and environmental initiatives as part of the Planet The Lodge at Blue Sky program.

Perform other duties as directed, developed or assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
Required
  1. 5 years minimum experience as a Line Cook or Rounds Cook in a Fine Dining environment.
  2. Ability to competently work all stations in kitchen.
  3. Food handling certificate.
  4. Able to compute basic mathematical calculations.  
  5. Ability to communicate in English with co-workers, guests and management to their understanding.
  6. Ability to provide legible communication.
  7. Versatility, discipline, organization, strong work ethic and sense of teamwork.

Desirable
  1. High School diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate.
  2. Prior Sous Chef or supervisory experience.
  3. Certification of culinary training or apprenticeship.
  4. Ability to communicate in a second language, preferably Spanish.
  5. Current sanitation training certificate.

SKILLS
Required
  1. Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy.             
  2. Ability to prioritize, organize, delegate work and follow through.
  3. Ability to think clearly, remain calm and resolve problems using good judgment.
  4. Ability to work well under pressure of meeting production schedules and timelines as they pertain to delivering quality food service to resort guests and owners.
  5. Ability to work a 12-hour shift.
  6. Ability to respond to emergency situations and remain calm.
  7. Must possess a comprehensive understanding of all facets of an A La Carte
kitchen, as well as a Full-Service Resort or Resort kitchen; this includes but is not limited to proficiency in cooking meat, fish, vegetables, stock and sauce making, intermediate or greater command of butchery, organizing and executing banquets or other private dining functions, basic expediting skills.

Desirable
  1. Ability to work flexible schedule, to include weekend and evenings as needed for the benefit of departmental coverage.
  2. Bilingual:  English and Spanish

TRAVEL REQUIRMENTS
  1. Some U.S. and International travel may be required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  1. Ability to regularly lift and/or move 50 pounds of material for transportation.
  2. Ability to maintain good co-ordination.
  3. Ability to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching.
  4. Ability to ascend or descend ladders, stairs, and hills.  Body agility is emphasized.
  5. Ability to bend downward and forward by bending legs and spine.
  6. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
  7. Ability to grasp an object with fingers and palm.
  8. Ability to bend legs at knee and come to a rest on knees.
  9. Ability to lift heavy objects from a lower to a higher position.
  10. Ability to extend arms and hands in any direction.
  11. Ability to walk long distances, particularly uphill.
  12. Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  13. Ability to work with all food items used in The Lodge at Blue Sky kitchen.
  14. Lifting/carrying up to 10 lbs. frequently and 25 lbs. occasionally.
  15. Vision requirements: constant need to view small print.  Frequent need to see small details and things clearly beyond arms’ reach.
Hearing requirements: constant need to speak on telephone and/or two-way radio, respond to general public and converse with staff. Ability to hear fire alarms and emergency equipment.About The Lodge at Blue Sky
Blue Sky Utah. Forty six luxurious rooms and suites on 3,500 secluded acres, all with stunning Wasatch Mountain views. A stream flows year-round, and wildlife abounds. Wander the property on foot or horseback in warmer months or cross country skis and snow-shoes in winter. Every mountain activity imaginable is at your fingertips, while the Spa at Blue Sky, High West Distillery and five-star dining are just outside your front door.
 


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