Career Opportunities

Chef

    • Job Tracking ID: 512450-793135
    • Job Location: Wolfeboro, NH
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Date Updated: October 07, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Wolfe's Tavern at The Wolfeboro Inn is actively searching for a creative, innovative, and motivated Chef to join our Culinary team.

The Wolfeboro Inn and Wolfe’s Tavern, managed by Hay Creek Hotels, "the Jewel of Lake Winnipesaukee", positioned on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee in the historic small town of Wolfeboro, NH. It offers 44 lodge-styled guest rooms, a steamship style boat - The Winni’ Belle, and one of the only authentic New England pubs in the Lakes Region. Wolfeboro is a highly seasonal family-friendly summer destination with unlimited outdoor activities and astounding lake views. Visit wolfeboroinn.com and wolfestavern.com for more information. Be sure to Follow @Hay Creek Hotels on Linkedin for future employment updates!

Job Summary:

  • Independently manages kitchen personnel, specifically banquet cooks and dishwashers, to include but not limited to the responsibility of hiring, training, administering performance reviews, determining wages, coaching and discipline, termination, and weekly scheduling.
  • Responsible for preparation and planning of all banquet meals including weddings, group events, offsite events, and Winnipesaukee Belle events.
  • Assist the Executive Chef and Sales Management team to create menus for all banquet events.
  • Plan and delegate all banquet related prep work.
  • Work with the Sales Management team and Banquet Captain to coordinate well-planned, well-timed, and well-executed events. Coordinate with Exec Chef on kitchen workflow during an event and expediting to ensure a smooth-running operation.
  • Attend weekly BEO meetings.
  • Train and develop all banquet culinary staff and dishwashers to maximize efficiency and productivity and ensure compliance with all standards.
  • Monitor employee’s performance and issues and administer progressive discipline with chef when necessary.
  • Assist team members as needed to promote a positive teamwork environment.
  • Acts as kitchen manager on duty as assigned.
  • Determine schedules, monitor labor costs and time sheets, and approve payroll weekly for all direct reports.
  • Interact with guests as needed at all banquet functions. Remain alert, friendly and able to assist guests with courtesy and promptness.
  • Ensure proper timing of food preparation.
  • Be familiar with a variety of the culinary field concepts, procedures, and preparation methods.
  • Follow food preparation, presentation and proper service procedures. Assist in development of local banquet standards and dish procedures.
  • Practice effective food rotation, inventory management, par levels, and ordering/receiving.
  • Work closely with chef to ensure that all items needed are in stock including specialty needs for banquet events.
  • Assist chef in estimating food consumption, placing inventory orders, and coding invoice billing accordingly.
  • Coordinate with chef in the management of all holiday culinary operations. Participate in constructive development of all holiday promotions and operational goals.
  • Responsible for working with chef to monitor and stay within specified budget. Assist in correcting food cost, control of food waste, etc. Work with chef to ensure all expenses are recorded and coded appropriately.
  • Ensure proper operation/maintenance of all kitchen equipment and tools. Operate, maintain and properly clean deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, waffle iron and flat top grill.
  • Maintain cleanliness of workstation, kitchen area, and walk in cooler/freezer.
  • Adhere to proper food storage practices, especially hot and cold meats, seafood and other high protein items.
  • Able to receive deliveries and check for quality when necessary.
  • Practice conscious knowledge of food allergies and safety in preparation.
  • Assist all kitchen staff in the breaking down of station and cleaning procedures. 

Hay Creek offers an extensive benefit and incentive package, including;

  • Insurance Benefit package, to include Company-funded Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, Accident, and Critical Illness
  • Competitive Salary/Wages
  • Competitive Paid Time Off Structure including Vacation, Sick, Holiday Pay, Jury Duty Leave, and Bereavement Leave
  • Standard Annual Performance/Salary Reviews
  • Merit and Cost of Living Adjustments
  • Complimentary Meals Daily
  • Free Parking
  • Employee and Friends & Family Lodging Discounts as low as forty-nine dollars per night at all HCH Properties
  • Discounts at specific property partners (NEIRA, Historic Hotels of America)
  • 50% Discount when Dining at any HCH Property
  • Industry Discounts through Working Advantage (Entertainment Tickets, Hotels, Rental Cars, Outdoor Activities, Restaurants, etc.)
  • Discounts at each of our Spas, Golf Courses, Fitness rooms/programs and other featured amenities
  • Supportive, open-door policy work environment
  • Work Culture that is fun, energetic and motivating
  • Employee Recognition Program - 'Delight and Surprise Dollars'
  • Accelerated Career Advancement to include professional enrichment, conferences & classes, and manager in training programs.

Experience and Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2-3 years of recent Line Cook experience in a high volume, full service restaurant
  • Previous staff management experience preferred
  • Experience in Banquet/Event execution preferred
  • Creative, innovative, and inspired to develop new and intriguing menu items designed for appropriate clientele
  • Demonstrate a positive, upbeat and customer-focused attitude
  • Experience in inventory control and cost management preferred

Hay Creek Hotels ensures all candidates are able to apply for employment. If you require a reasonable accommodation or assistance in completing an online application, please contact the local Human Resource office at the hotel in which you are applying.