Job ID: 211639595
CC Chicago’s Perlstein Retreat Center, located in beautiful Lake Delton, WI, provides food, lodging and program facilities to family groups, religious groups, and other retreats and camps on a year-round basis. The center’s kitchen is kosher and is under supervision of the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
The Director, Food Services orders all food and kitchen supplies, schedules and supervises all kitchen and wait staff, and ensures that quality preparation and delivery of food to guests is consistently provided. The Director prepares meals and works with the cook staff on overall food production and service and ensures the required level of kashrut is being maintained. Off-site housing is available.
Key areas of responsibility:
- Oversee the ordering of all food and supply products.
- Hire all dining room and serving personnel; directly supervise Chef/Asst. Manager, seasonal waitstaff and part time cooks.
- Serve as cooking staff.
- Schedule and maintain employees work shifts.
- Work with Chef to insure best quality standards, recipes and menus.
- Oversee the maintenance of current inventory and keep supply room, freezers and coolers up to State of Wisconsin health code.
- Ensure all products are date current.
- Obtain and maintain Sani Serve certification.
- Ensure whole food service area is following State of Wisconsin health code.
- Maintain and track Perlstein staff, food and supply budgets.
- Assist Chef in expanding and amending present food offerings.
- Assist Chef in adding new gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options to our menu.
- Proactively research and present opportunities and ideas for equipment upgrades.
- High School degree with post High School study in culinary arts and/or business.
- Previous experience cooking and managing a kitchen. Experience with kosher food production is preferred, but not necessary.
- Demonstrated success supervising, coaching and mentoring staff in a similar hospitality environment.
- Experience providing food for large groups with varied culinary needs.
- Experience with menu planning; experience working within in a kosher kitchen highly desirable.
- The willingness and ability to and learn about and follow the kosher policies and practices as established by the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
- The willingness and ability to learn and follow the health code laws of the State of Wisconsin as well as obtain the Sani-Serve Certification in food handling.
Candidates must be able to work evening and weekend events and have the ability and willingness to travel locally within the Dells, with their own vehicle. Dependability, timeliness, flexibility and adaptability a must!