Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
10 - 15 years
$50k+ Annual
Job Description


Job Summary

Are you passionate about food? Do you LOVE all the diversity that comes in the culinary field? Do you LOVE multicultural and fusion foods?

If so, we would love for you to join our team. We are experts in Multicultural and Fusion cuisines and offer something that most other don't: quality, presentation, flavors and authenticity to everything that we prepare for our clients.

The Gourmet Kitchen Catering, a full-service catering company serving Denver Metro and Front Range is looking for an experienced, hardworking individual with a friendly, professional demeanor to join us as a Catering Sous Chef. You will also be working on events at our venue in Broomfield: Copper Leaf Gardens and Event Center.

You will be working with Owner (Executive Chef) and you will be expected to take over most of her responsibilities in no more than 6 months. 

1. If you meet or exceed our needs: you will get an increment in 6 months

2. If you meet or exceed your KPIs: you will be eligible for yearly Bonus

3. We offer Retirement Savings and after 1 year of job, we match up to 3%

Required Skills and experience

  • Highly skilled at preparing sauces and dressings
  • Good knowledge of preparing Bread, Desserts and Pastry Making
  • Recipe Development and using Caterease (or a similar software) to electronically maintain them and create shopping lists
  • Excellent knowledge of various dietary restrictions and allergies
  • Advanced Knife Handling and Chopping/Grilling skills
  • Excellent Plating and Presentation (platters, buffet) skills 
  • Self-starter and can work independently
  • Good Organizational Skills
  • Good Management Skills
  • Proficient with health and safety rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to deal with high pressure situations
  • Good decision making skills
  • Finish work on time without sacrificing quality
  • Must be creative and resourceful e.g. when ingredients and resources aren't available

Principal Duties/Tasks and responsibilities

  • Lead, Assist and Oversee the preparation, portioning, garnishing, presentation and safe storage of food for 1 or more simultaneous catering events
  • Maintain high standards of quality, flavor and presentation for all the dishes being prepared
  • Ensure that kitchen, equipment and storage facilities are sanitary, neat and organized
  • Ensure that all kitchen equipment are accounted for
  • Represent The Gourmet Kitchen Catering in trade shows and weddings shows
  • Perform client tastings
  • Always maintain a professional demeanor – especially in front of clients and vendors
  • Document Recipes and generate shopping list based on the documented Recipes and what is in stock
  • Create/Improve Menus - specifically local/seasonal/organic/Gluten Free/Vegan/Vegetarian
  • Estimate food consumption and purchase the appropriate amount of ingredients for preparation
  • Minimize food waste and keep Food Cost under a certain % (as decided by management)
  • Manage Appropriate Inventory Levels
  • Ensure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory and resources to perform their jobs and meet goals and deadlines
  • Train and mentor other cooks and kitchen staff
  • Schedule Kitchen Staff Hours and minimize overtime of all Kitchen Staff
  • Monitor the performance of kitchen staff and assist in their hiring and termination decision
  • Ensure compliance with all federal, state and local regulations
  • On-site and Off-site Catering Management (kitchen and kitchen staff)
  • Drive Catering Van to events

Job Requirements

  • Must be prepared to work early mornings, late nights, weekends, long hours
  • Lifts and transports up to 50 lbs
  • Frequently reaches, lifts, stoops, bends and cleans to maintain service area
  • Walks and stands during entire shift
  • Supervises serving staff to ensure optimal job performance
  • Possible job hazards include, but are not limited to; slips, trips, falls, burns, cuts and strains
  • Once you start working with us, you must promptly respond to email and/or phone and/or text messages

Other Benefits

  • Fun, friendly and flexible environment of a family-owned small business
  • Advancement and Learning Opportunities
  • Performance Bonus


Job ID: 249626526

The Gourmet Kitchen Catering
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