CHEF JOB FOR CLEVELAND FAMILY
Warm and gracious family with a lifestyle that is growing and evolving is seeking a professional and experienced chef. You would be working in the main residence in Cleveland but also be available to travel to their other properties on the east coast and west coast.
Typical Wednesday through Sunday schedule; weekdays dinner service but lunches for staff and the Missus are also requested. Weekends will be breakfast, lunch and dinner. Events, parties, celebrations, holidays, family members joining, business colleagues, etc., will potentially shift this schedule during the week or weekends.
The position has full responsibilities of the kitchen and pantry. Stocking, shopping, prepping, and cooking for all meals. There is a butler on staff so setting and serving will not be part of this position. Cross training though for back-up help is desirable. There is a part-time chef they might keep on staff to supplement days off.
Cuisines are Asian, Indian, Mediterranean, all fresh, in season and in-line with dietary needs
Some dietary needs for various people or staff members: vegan, vegetarian, lactose intolerant, gluten free
Understand all nutritional needs
Hygiene!!! Keep the kitchen clean, your chef jacket/pants and shoes clean and remember to toss that tasting spoon and get a new one out – wash hands!
Menu planning; but expect many last minute changes due to the desires of the family or what they want that evening vs what they planned on a week prior (in other words, please be flexible since what they might sign off on Monday’s menu for the week, they might not want to eat when Friday comes.)
Cook dinners nightly for principals (husband and wife) sometimes other family members will join locally and out of town adult children will be visiting on a regular basis bringing the total to 6 or 7 people
Cooking staff meals for lunch and for staff on the floor during dinner hours
Cooking and labeling food for days off
Weekends will require breakfast, lunches and dinners
Creating menus for larger events, prepping and cooking, working with outside caterers if the event is larger than one chef can handle
Flexibility is key; planning in advance is fine but they want someone that can hear their desires and change the menu to cook for their tastes that day/evening, etc. add guests and change the direction of the meal easily
Stocking kitchen, rotation of stock, managing pantry and refrigerator/freezer
Researching and keeping up to date on all new food trends
Keeping up to date on new purveyors in all locations to provide the freshest and finest of ingredients
Understanding wine and food pairing to work with the butler and Chief of Staff on what to serve
Keep a chef manual of menus and items family and guests have liked, families’ likes and dislikes and other food related information
Work with butler to keep note of inventory levels on china/crystal and silver as well as wine stock levels
Must have experience working in a fine home - with longevity!
Diverse culinary skills from multi-cultural high end restaurants as well as travel experience, fine/high end food to casual but always with the finest of ingredients and exceptional presentations
Experience and knowledge for informal and formal food and beverage service and event management – for when the butler is not in attendance
Must be flexible with work schedules and accommodating to being available as required by principals’ needs and travel
A polished professional who is flexible, self-motivated and energetic, who can work as a team player with existing staff in residence
Excellent time management, punctuality, multi-tasking and attention to detail with follow through from start to finish along with strong organizational skills
Must have a sense and respect of boundaries, exercise discretion, privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times
Chef degree or extensive culinary experience is preferable
Must have a valid driver's license, own vehicle and clean driving record
Must have a valid passport with no restrictions for travel
Must be eligible to work in The United States.
Salary will be dependent on previous experience and employment.
Benefits: medical/dental/vision/401K, vacation and sick days paid.
Relocation will be covered by family.