Lead Cook Position available at Oakmont of Carmichael

We are looking to hire a motivated, full time, Lead Cook for one of our Luxury Communities, Oakmont of Carmichael. The ideal candidates will have a passion for five star fine dining, is comfortable working in a resort style community, and is excited to work in a fast paced environment with modern cuisine in a state of the art kitchen. We offer competitive pay, exceptional benefits, and the opportunity to advance and grow.
Prepare and work the line and cook all food items and meals in accordance with planned menus and recipes ensuring all meals and food prepared are of high quality, palatable and appetizing. Assist in food preparation for special meals, parties, events, etc.
Prepare soups, appetizers, entrees, vegetables, side dishes, and desserts for both the regular and special diets for the residents, as well as the meals served to the staff and all special events requiring food service.
Prepare farm to fork quality products.
Assist in completing daily prep list for the line, and assist in delegating line prep tasks to prep cook and line cooks.
Plan the timing of food production to coordinate with meal serving hours so that quality, temperature, and appearance of food are preserved.
Maintain control over meal portions and food consistency. Estimate food requirements and controls serving portions thereby eliminating waste and leftovers.
Assist in maintaining walk-in, freezer, and dry storage; including cleaning, organizing, labeling, and rotating product.
Ensure that the next day's items are in stock and pulled and thawing under refrigeration as dictated by the menus.
Open or close kitchen as dictated by department scheduling.
Ensure that stock levels of staple/non-staple food, supplies, equipment, etc., are organized and maintained at adequate levels at all times.
Work closely with the Sous Chef and Culinary Services Director in specifying and selecting food products.
Fills in on sous chef duties on the days where Sous Chef is out; including ordering produce, assisting chef with the supervision of the line and staff, etc.
Communicates directly with chef and sous chef on a weekly basis, through a leadership meeting of the Chef, Sous Chef, DRS, and other leads; to ensure that resident's needs are being met.
Demonstrate flexibility in work schedule as evidenced by working holidays, evenings, weekends and additional shifts when necessary to ensure adequate coverage within the department.
Must be eighteen (18) years of age
Must have a high school diploma or equivalent
Prefer six (6) months experience working in a high end restaurant or similar environment as a cook
Creativity, fine dining experience and culinary school background preferred
Able to be flexible, adapt and respond to change, make decisions in stressful situations and prioritize tasks and projects.
Able to obtain and maintain valid Food Handler's certification
Health screening required
Must pass criminal background check

We offer a competitive rate of pay for the right person. We offer great benefits for medical, dental, and vision; paid vacation, paid sick time and paid holidays.
Oakmont is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and we are committed to hiring, developing, and promoting team members based on individual ability and job performance.

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