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SMG Director of Culinary Services in Long Beach, California

ASM Global, the leader in privately managed public assembly facilities has an excellent and immediate opening for a Director of Culinary Operations at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include: Drives menu development, working with sales staff on concepts and themes. Designs creative menus and plans production. Directs and coordinates sous chef, cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking. Establishes food presentation technique and quality standards. Oversees all food production, preparation, for retail operations and all special events. Works with sales staff to assign prices to menu items in accordance with budgetary goals. Ensures accurate recipe development and testing. Estimates food consumption and purchases kitchen supplies including food product. Double checks food and equipment purchases for all aspects of the business to ensure consistency with standard operating procedures. Enforces all sanitation and maintenance procedures. Schedules and supervises employees, checking weekly schedules. Coordinates and directs training of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in the preparing and cooking foods to ensure high quality, efficient and profitable food service. Maintains cost of goods, labor, and any other P&L responsibilities at or below budget. Review's menus and analyzes recipes to ensure superior standards for retail and special events. Responsible for inventory control and the proper rotation of all items. Communicates with operations department to ensure standards are maintained. Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner. Establishes and enforces nutrition, sanitation and high-quality standards for food and beverage in kitchen, retail stations and portable retail operations. May be requested to manage offsite culinary operations. Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises kitchen personnel. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with ASM Global's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding; disciplining employees in conjunction with Human Resources; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience: Certificate from accredited culinary school, college, or technical school 5 or more years of hands-on experience 3 or more years of kitchen/culinary supervisory experience

Minimum Requirement: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet Microsoft software and have capacity to learn new programs as needed. Strong hospitality orientation. Good work ethic. Excellent communication and inter-personal skills. Ability to undertake and complete multiple tasks. Must be ServSafe Certified Must have the ability to work a varied and flexible shift. Must have the ability to comply and implement all Standard Operating Procedures

Skills and Abilities: Ability to use and maintain basic food service and kitchen equipment Ability to train others in the use of basic food service and kitchen equipment Strong analytical and mathematic skills in relation to the culinary profession and Food and Beverage industry Strong communication skills and the ability to read, write, and understand English Ability to interact with all levels of staff Ability to quickly identify problems and resolve them Excellent organizational and planning skills. Strong customer service orientation. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Language, Mathematical, Reasoning Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands and Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description portrays in general terms the type and level(s) of work performed and is not intended to be all-inclusive or to represent specific duties of any one incumbent. The knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training. The company reserves the rights to modify, supplement, delete, or augment the duties and responsibilities specified in the position description, in the company's sole and absolute discretion. Duties other than those expressly specified may be assigned from time to time.

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Recruiter: LaShawnda Mikhael

Applicants that need reasonable accommodations to complete the application process may contact 562/499-7531

ASM Global is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages Women, Minorities, Individuals with Disabilities, and protected Veterans to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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