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Chef de Cuisine

Company: Troutbeck Operator LLC
Location: Amenia
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Dining at Troutbeck is about time and place. From the ingredients on the plate to the company at the table, the goals are pleasure and presence. In creating the food philosophy for Troutbeck we seek to source from the best local farmers and purveyors to create elegant and approachable seasonal menus for our restaurant, in room dining, events, pool, and other sites on property.The Chef de Cuisine's day-to-day responsibilities include running the kitchen overseeing and leading an ambitious team from ordering to leading service, building new dishes, managing our relationships with local farmers, purveyors, colleagues, all while honoring and evolving the culinary historical context of Troutbeck. LEADERSHIP QUALITIES: Be an excellent communicator - but especially a good listener. Embrace the concept of growing as a team by leading the team but being a part of its fabric too. Have the ability to proactively collaborate with all the teams on property to care for our guests and staff in the best possible ways. Coach and empower staff during service, and work with the continual goal of making Troutbeck the best place to work. While we are not a teaching kitchen per se, it is within our value system to offer opportunities to all levels of experience and train with active, kind and patient leadership. We expect you to bring your own culture and community, and we will welcome it into Troutbeck. We expect you to be excited about food and sharing it with people. The food at Troutbeck is fresh and bright. It should be timeless and modern at the same time, balancing elegance and rusticity. It is of this place but informed by global traditions. It is complex yet inviting. It is easy to enjoy at many levels without showing off. And at the end of it all, we want and expect you to be your best self. RESPONSIBILITIES You will care for our team of sous chefs, cooks and porters. Lead by example, setting clear expectations, encouraging people to do their best work, and guiding them with positive encouragement and consistent feedback. You will be responsible for achieving our quality targets - our culinary goals go above and beyond typical hotel F&B programs. Food, in combination with our setting, is the keystone component of the guest experience at Troutbeck. You will play a leading role in achieving the financial goals of the department. Help lead our culinary programming toward zero waste, incorporating initiatives such as composting and single use plastic reduction. Troutbeck's goal is to positively impact the land and region we hold so dear, and to lead by example. We are looking for a long-term team member who will become central to our identity and cultural fabric and grow with us as our property and additional hospitality ventures expand. We pride ourselves on hiring from within whenever possible and promoting members of our team. There is much future opportunity here for the right client. OTHER DUTIES: Have a valid Servesafe Food Handlers Manager Certification. Participate in employee interviews, corrective action and terminations as needed. Oversight of sanitation, ensuring we pass all department of health inspections and ensuring all team culinarians follow safe food handling procedures. Attend scheduled meetings from daily operations to BEO meetings and any other meetings as directed. Serve as an ambassador and representative of Troutbeck while on property and in the community.Job Type: Full-timePay: $80,000.00 - $105,000.00 per yearBenefits: 401(k) Dental insurance Health insurance Paid time off Vision insuranceShift: 10 hour shift 8 hour shift Night shiftSupplemental pay types: Bonus payWeekly day range: Weekend availabilityWork setting: Fine dining restaurantExperience: Culinary Experience: 2 years (Preferred)Work Location: One location

Keywords: Troutbeck Operator LLC, Danbury , Chef de Cuisine, Hospitality & Tourism , Amenia, Connecticut

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