Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
$75,000 - $95,000 Annual
Benefit Insights
Health Insurance
Paid Time Off
Vacation Leave
Flexible Schedules
Sick Leave
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short-Term Disability
Job Description

Davanti Enoteca is an Italian Wine Bar with deep roots in the Chicago area for the past 12 years. Starting in Chicago and expanding across the country to San Diego, Davanti Enoteca is a pillar of Italian Cuisine and always seeks to hire the best and brightest indivduals.

At Davanti Enoteca we like to treat our staff like family. We are looking to hire ambitious and hard working Executive Chef that is excited to be a teacher and leader for those around them. We value growth and opportunity for every member of our team and seek to create a postive work environent built on teaching and understanding, the Executive Chef is the person who will drive this on a daily basis. 

Davanti Enoteca is part of the Scott Harris Hospitality group, consisting of 26 restaurants across 8 concepts. Opportunity for professional growth is available and encouraged for those who are ready to jump in! 

The Executive Chef is responsible for running all back of house (BOH) operations and shifts, including supervision of kitchen, dish and all other BOH teams as well as the preparation, presentation and service of menu items.

Essential Functions 

  • Run BOH shifts and ensure effective and efficient BOH shifts and operations including but not limited to food prep and cooking, ensuring adequate inventory levels of food and supplies, and supervising the kitchen, dish and all other BOH teams 
  • Ensure proper food storage, quality and presentation standards, including temperature controls
  • Partner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to create prep lists throughout the day and assign production duties to BOH employees in order to ensure that preparation quantities support forecasted business levels
  • Meet with GM and/or designated managers/chefs throughout the day to ensure production standards, staffing levels, and specials 
  • Perform regular line checks throughout the day to ensure quality of all menu items 
  • Assist the GM and/or chef with daily walk-through inventory to assess maintenance needs, sanitation issues and supply levels of food and goods, and accept and inspect deliveries as needed
  • Purchase and order food product and supplies for the restaurant including daily product order
  • Monitor BOH employee sidework and ensure BOH employees comply with all sanitation/safety guidelines and procedures 
  • Assist with tracking and controlling food cost
  • Ensure effective communication of food production and timing issues, needs, and special requests between front of house (FOH) and BOH 
  • Understand and follow the food allergy procedure and special orders/restrictions
  • Ensure BOH repair and maintenance needs are addressed 
  • Partner with GM and designated managers/chefs to interview, hire, onboard, train, supervise and develop all BOH employees and teams as needed
  • Partner with GM and/or designated chef to monitor, address and document individual BOH employee performance through recognition, coaching and, when necessary, disciplinary action up to and including employment termination as needed 
  • Partner with GM and/or designated chef to schedule, conduct and document formal employee performance reviews as needed 
  • Monitor and ensure the restaurant and the BOH teams’ compliance with all Company and restaurant policies and procedures as well as all legal and regulatory requirements (including but not limited to safety and sanitation regulations) and represent the restaurant and Company in interactions with legal and regulatory authorities 
  • Proficiently perform functions listed in job descriptions of direct reports and their teams 
  • Work a variety of days and shifts (including early mornings, late nights and weekends) at multiple sites with or without overnight travel as needed
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools, utensils, equipment and software (for example, restaurant management software, knives, etc.) 
  • Effectively communicate in order to perform and follow job requirements in written and spoken direction 
  • Multitask calmly and effectively in a busy, stressful environment 
  • Work in a confined, crowded space of variable light, noise and temperature levels
  • Move and lift up to 10 pounds, frequently move and/or lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and/or lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Stand and walk for an entire shift and move safely through all areas of the restaurant, which may include stairs, uneven or slick surfaces

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Partner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to conduct periodic kitchen, dish and all other BOH team meetings
  • Partner with GM and/or designated managers/chefs to regularly review and maintain recipe books 
  • Proficiently use and operate all necessary tools (including but not limited to knives) and equipment
  • Model and promote teamwork across all teams 
  • Use tact and good judgment when dealing with challenges pertaining to guests, vendors and employees, and respond with patience and courtesy 
  • Follow all rules, policies, procedures and conditions of employment, including those outlined in the Employee Handbook 
  • Other duties assigned as needed 
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Job ID: 356154240

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