Assistant Chef Job Description

Assistant Chef Job Description

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Assistant chef provides training and in-services regarding cooking techniques, safety and sanitation regulations, operating policies and procedures, etc.

Assistant Chef Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective assistant chef job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included assistant chef job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Will sign acceptance of tools, uniforms, knives, and will pay back to the company for any damage or loss
Assists in maintaining established quality assurance procedures to ensure acceptable health department and customer service standards
To hire, train, motivate, supervise and discipline all Chef’s working directly and indirectly in the pastry kitchen
To schedule all pastry kitchen employees
To communicate regularly with the Executive Chef/Executive Sous Chef to achieve an excellent rapport throughout the food production department
Constantly inspect taste, temperature and visual appeal, make sure that all dishes are uniform and that established portion sizes are adhered to
To ensure all equipment is in full working order
To prepare exciting and appealing room amenity when needed
To establish standard recipes and ensure the compliance with them
To work closely with all chef’s in relation to the pastry kitchen

Assistant Chef Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Assistant Chef

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ALM, MNI, SME, FST

Education for Assistant Chef

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the assistant chef job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Associate and Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts, Culinary, Education, Associates, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Management, Technical, Leadership, Hospitality, Culinary School

Skills for Assistant Chef

Desired skills for assistant chef include:

Health
Safety and sanitation procedures
Weights and measures and various cooking techniques
Knives
Knife skills and small wares equipment
Industry through continuing education and training
Large production kitchen equipment
F&B preparation and presentation
Kitchen equipment and knife skills
Small wares equipment

Desired experience for assistant chef includes:

To lead and supervise the quality quantity of the Pastry department, coordinate the production as it relates to banquet and restaurant functions
Work closely with the Front Office staff in the handling of groups, VIPs, return guests
Culinary education and/or on the job training preferred
Open and flexible schedule that includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekends and holidays
Performs all duties of Culinary and related kitchen area associates in high demand times
Overseas production and preparation of culinary items

Assistant Chef Examples

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Assistant Chef Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of assistant chef. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant chef
  • Check Inventories to see proper storage and rotation of stock
  • Follow up to see proper completion of assigned levels on production charts
  • Give additional training to your co-workers
  • Check that all food items for storage are covered, labelled and dated according our 70 Point checklist
  • Checking the food rotation – first in – first out
  • Checking that after service equipment, work surfaces and working area is clean
  • Make sure “Clean as you go” is always first priority
  • Participates and conducts on taste panels
  • Checking that appropriate Temperature log sheets filled out according to standard
  • Be aware of accident prevention and follow safe work habits
Qualifications for assistant chef
  • A baking degree or certification is preferred, but not required
  • Candidate must have advanced knowledge of baking, sanitation and cost control
  • The Candidate must be able to manage all aspects of the bakery operation
  • Requires the ability to work efficiently and within a team environment
  • At least 2 years of experience in kitchen preparation and cooking in a fine dining restaurant
  • Responsable for a gloabl comunication platform development and execution
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Assistant Chef Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of assistant chef. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant chef
  • Assists with development, implementation, and management of operational goals and monitors achievements of performance and profit objectives
  • Assists with menu development
  • Ensure quality processing of accounts payable, both locally and with our off-site teams
  • Validate and approve allocation of invoices from our transport hub
  • Validate and approve payment prerecords before final approval in the ERP system
  • Produce and analyze accounts payable subsidiaries
  • Monitor critical suppliers and suggest possible solutions
  • Oversee pricing errors and ensure corrections
  • Play an active role in accounts payable-related interdepartmental meetings
  • Ensure compliance with corporate credit card program
Qualifications for assistant chef
  • Working knowledge and experience in all aspects of the bakery operation, excellent interpersonal service skills, organizational skills to plan time effectively and ability to work without direct supervision
  • Associate degree in F&B and/or course completion from an accredited Culinary Institute
  • Minimum of 1 year of supervisory/managerial experience
  • ServSafe certification must be obtained within the first 6 months of employment
  • This position requires standing in kitchens for long periods of time
  • Could be exposed to hot &/or cold temperatures
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Assistant Chef Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for an assistant chef. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for assistant chef
  • Food Styling experience a big plus
  • Technical knowledge of Equipment Firmware a big plus as well
  • Unquestionable work ethic
  • Attention to detail a key ingredient in a successful candidate
  • Loves the outdoors
  • Grow Camp Chef sales and branding by leveraging a consistent voice across all digital and print platforms
  • Work collaboratively with the Engineering, Creative, and E-Commerce teams to ensure product data is correct within our content
  • Demonstrations of our oils and fats to different bakeries in market
  • Help to develop Recipes for different bakery products
  • Training to sales team ongoing basis/ arrange workshops for chefs
Qualifications for assistant chef
  • Coordinates catering functions in conjunction with General Manager and kitchen staff
  • Develops creative, trend setting, standardized recipes
  • Receives and resolves in a timely manner all customer complaints concerning the service of food and beverages
  • Develops and effectively implements various operational manuals and programs in support of employee training, equipment operations and maintenance
  • Promotes positive morale among staff and supports activities and interactions that provide a “guest first” service culture
  • In collaboration with General Manager and other departmental staff, develops Point of Sale (POS) procedures, trains staff on system and oversees use of POS system
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Assistant Chef Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of assistant chef. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for assistant chef
  • Collaborating with the Chef Manager and unit Sous Chef to fulfill the culinary goals of the unit by facilitating the implementation of management initiatives in the kitchen and exceeding customer expectations
  • Assures highest standards of sanitation and kitchen safety
  • Maintains and improves the cleanliness and food quality levels in all outlets of the operation
  • Ensures production records are properly maintained and monitored,including food temperature logs, and the overall the sanitation program in Dougherty Hall
  • Treats all personnel as their customer by providing our associates with the tools they need to serve food of the highest consistent quality in a friendly and efficient manner in a clean environment
  • Assists with the day to day operations of the units, registers, cash handling, reconciling the safe, opening and closing the units, monitoring staffing levels due to call outs
  • Trains, develops, and directs staff using approved management practices
  • Reviews work processes and food preparation methods to improve service, performance and/or safety
  • Food Quality ~ Plans and participates in the menu planning and recipe development of all outlets including catering
  • Supervises culinary team and associates
Qualifications for assistant chef
  • Outstanding communication skills including interpersonal communication, writing, and public speaking, and presenting, teaching and instruction
  • Knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations relating to the operation of a food service operation
  • Creative, energetic, innovative and self-motivated with a strong commitment to teamwork and customer service
  • At least 3 years of experience in food and beverage, including previous Assistant Chef experience in a high volume kitchen
  • Culinary technical skills in all basic and classical food preparations, such as broiling, sautéing, grilling, poaching, roasting, braising, frying, baking, cold preparation skills, & basic pastry skills
  • Broad product knowledge, medium level butchery and advanced Saucier skills, and strong knife handling skills
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Assistant Chef Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for an assistant chef. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for assistant chef
  • Commit to perfect food preparation and presentation each and every time
  • Actively participate in all communication to ensure food is expedited quickly and efficiently
  • Ensure your appearance is neat and professional throughout your shift
  • Create a safe and well-organized workstation
  • Embrace your passion for food
  • Work as a member of the Leadership Team to implement the vision of Vanderbilt Campus Dining by participating in the strategic planning process
  • Assist in designing and providing direction for the education, training and professional development of all culinary staff
  • Works with unit chefs to establish quality and service standards and to develop short and long term culinary training programs for the culinary team
  • Actively teach, mentor and coach Production Chefs in the art of gastronomy, food preparation, presentation and service delivery
  • Provide leadership and direction to the staff responsible for food production by establishing fiscal and programmatic benchmarks, goals and objectives
Qualifications for assistant chef
  • 5 years of experience in accounts payable or equivalent
  • At least 2 years of leadership experience in a full service restaurant/banquets
  • Ability to work independently at multiple food stations with little supervision
  • Hotel kitchen experience preferred
  • Proven success leading a time
  • Able to make appropriate decisions in a fast paced environment (e.g., assign breaks, cut staff appropriately, side work)

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