The barbecue chef will assist in the preparation, grilling, merchandising and sales of bistro foods for sale in the outdoor grill area of AJ’s Fine Foods.
Working with the deli/bistro manager and/or executive chef to achieve the sales, presentation and customer service goals established for the department.
Planning and executing daily production and merchandising of barbecue and grilled items.
Answering phones and taking special orders.
Maintaining a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
Engaging with customers through smiles and greetings, offering product information, providing selling suggestions and active sampling and always giving a genuine thank you.
Operating a cash register and/or register till to record customers’ purchases and transactions.
Facilitating catered events from their beginning to a happy conclusion.
Working with the executive chef or bistro manager on menu planning.
Planning, developing and presenting various menus, using a great deal of expertise and creativity.
Demonstrating excellent communications and salesmanship skills with customers.
Maintaining open communication with all members of the deli/bistro department, catering department, deli/bistro department manager, and executive chef.
Ensuring compliance with all state, county and local health department and weights and measures policies, laws and requirements.
Controlling food cost control shrink by monitoring production and implementing reworks.
Remain helpful, tactful and courteous at all times.
Be able to provide customers with excellent barbecue and grill product knowledge.
Be as salesperson, ready to provide customers with a meal solution.
Possess and use a keen sense of taste and smell.
Follow recipes as dictated by pre-set deli/bistro programs.
Display a passion/commitment for outstanding food preparation.
Experiment, to adapt to new cooking methods and product trends, and to incorporate these methods and trends into new recipes and menus.
Continuously work in close proximity to hot burners and ovens.
Stand and work for long periods of time in the hot Arizona sun.
Work quickly and efficiently, sometimes with little direction, to accomplish assigned duties.
Learn to use register, scales, scanners and debit/credit terminals.
Plan, multi-task and organize.
React quickly and problem solve effectively and efficiently to various day-to-day challenges.
Be dexterous enough with hands and fingers so as to be able to safely prepare menu items, fill and rotate products quickly and use necessary bistro/deli tools and equipment.
Properly use all deli/bistro department equipment.
Be alert, cautious, and safe when operating all Deli/Bistro Department equipment, including meat and cheese slicers, deep fryers, knives, rotisserie, ovens, stoves, pizza oven, sanitation equipment and safety equipment.