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Retail Chef in Philadelphia, PA at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 2/8/2019

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Job Description

Join a prestigious team with a leader in the hospitality industry.   AVI Foodsystems, Inc. is now hiring a Retail Chef in Philadelphia, PA. A passion to deliver great food and lead a group of culinary professionals in an entrepreneurial environment is our mission.  Come join an innovative team and recover the work/life balance you are seeking in your career path.

Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Follow AVI approved standardized recipes and hold production team members accountable to following the standards and proper portion control methods and techniques
  • Oversee all production of food in every aspect of account
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures set forth by organization
  • Hire, orient and train production team members to ensure that the highest standards of quality are met
  • Create and manage production team members schedule
  • Order food, kitchen supplies and equipment in accordance with company vendor policies
  • Conduct regular physical inventory of food and non-food items; Maintain appropriate inventory as necessary
  • Establish controls to minimize food and supply waste and theft
  • Prepare necessary data for the budget in area of responsibility; Project annual food and labor costs and monitor actual financial results; Take corrective action where necessary to help ensure that financial goals are met
  • Plan and supervise special events
  • Demonstrate how different cooking equipment such as ovens, grills, kettles and steamers are used to ensure food quality and presentation; Advise production staff on various cooking procedures
  • Handle any food preparation issues (i.e. food shortages, excesses, outdated products, poor quality) by taking action to correct problems
  • Readily take on additional tasks/duties as assigned


Job Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of nutrition services
  • General knowledge of nutrient analysis required
  • Minimum education includes a High School Diploma or equivalent with ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language
  • Ability to verbalize directions clearly and accurately; And the ability to perform mathematics as they relate to the quantifying of recipes and production
  • A minimum of 5 years cooking experience of quantity food production and experience related to the duties specified in the retail environment is required; Culinary certification preferred
  • Strong follow-up and great critical thinking skills in day-to-day operation
  • A passion towards safety and sanitation
  • Strong level of accountability to themselves as well as others
  • The ability to follow and give written and verbal instructions; Must have a basic understanding of diet principles;
  • The ability to comprehend and guide others in understanding guest service principles as they relate to food production and the flow of the foodservice operation
  • Ability to supervise and train associates, to include organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments is required
  • Professional appearance must be maintained at all times



AVI offers:

  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • Competitive compensation
  • Health, dental, vision, and life insurance for full-time team members
  • 401(k) with generous company match
  • Paid vacations and holidays
  • Immense training and growth opportunities


We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE



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