Lead Chef

Job Description
This is a great opening that pays $16.21-$18.42 DOE. The purpose of this position is to maintain quality standards and product levels of all chef-prepared products in the delicatessen, in addition to educating and training other chefs and prep cooks. This person will be preparing and packaging salads, entrees, soups and hot case items, receiving and stocking product, determining production and inventory levels and providing exceptional customer service.
Ensures the quality and freshness of all products and services the delicatessen provides
Responsible for maintaining the appropriate product assortment and inventory levels for the delicatessen
Confirms pricing accuracy and signage for all products, paying particular attention to ad items
Ensures the delicatessen is cleaned and sanitized daily and meets the company standards for appearance
Delivers excellent customer service to all customers
Prepares all chef-prepared items in the delicatessen including salads, entrees, soups, hot case items, etc. following Harmons recipes
Prepares food for special orders and events
Receiving and stocking of product
Trains chefs and prep cooks
Writing production sheets based on department needs and past and projected sales
Responsible for inventory and ordering product for the delicatessen
Provides honest, direct and constant feedback to associates regarding their performance and areas of improvement
Assists as needed to ensure the success of the delicatessen as a whole
A high school diploma or GED preferred; 2 year college or technical school degree preferred; 1 year of delicatessen experience preferred; or any combination of education, experience, and training which provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Current Food Handlerâ  s Permit
Must enjoy working with and handling delicatessen products
Should have a passion for preparing, cooking and eating food particularly delicatessen items
Ability to use good judgment and to make decisions quickly and independently
Have a wide range of knowledge in food, ingredients, knife skills and cooking techniques
Ability to read and follow a recipe
Basic math skills used to double or half a recipe
Ability to interpret policies and procedures
Excellent organization and planning skills
Must possess solid communication skills, including verbal and listening skills in order to effectively and efficiently communicate with customers and fellow associates
Ability to professionally and appropriately handle conflict
Must possess the ability to accept constructive review and be accountable for oneâ  s own success as well as the success of your team
Required to make logical, significant decisions using general, recognized skills and techniques
Must possess integrity, a positive attitude, be mission-driven, and be self-directed with a demonstrated passion for Harmonsâ  mission and commitment to working collaboratively
Continually strives to be product minded, customer minded, personnel minded, detailed, forward focused and consistent
Ability to work weekends, evenings and holidays
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is generally performed in a safe and comfortable store environment with the possibility of frequent exposure to hot, cold and wet conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to grasp, push, pull, carry, stoop, twist, crouch, and reach; perform tasks requiring repetitive motion and eye, hand and foot coordination; hear and respond to customer inquiries. Also requires standing, walking and bending throughout the entire work day and the ability to maneuver heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds from location to location.

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