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Sous Chef

Company: Oakmont Management Group
Location: Valencia
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

Sous ChefOakmont of Santa Clarita is a premier senior community situated on a beautifully landscaped campus. Developed by Oakmont Senior Living, Oakmont of Santa Clarita provides exceptional quality, comfort, and care with five-star services and amenities. Residents enjoy a rewarding lifestyle with the individualized comprehensive support that promotes continuing independence.The Sous Chef is responsible for preparing food in accordance with the approved menu, property policies and procedures, current standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our property. In the absence of the Culinary Services Director, the Sous Chef may be called upon to assure that quality food service is provided at all times by directing the overall operations of the Culinary Department.Why you should choose a career with Oakmont:* Medical, Dental and Vision benefits* Vacation, Personal Day, Sick Pay, Holidays* 401k Retirement Plan & Life Insurance* Student Loan Refinancing* Pet Insurance* Employee Assistance Program* Emergency Family Fund* Career Growth, Relocation and Travel OpportunitiesResponsibilities:* Ensure the dining experience created for all residents, family members and visitors is of high quality including menu selection, meal preparation, meal presentation, food taste and meal service.* Assist with the planning, preparation and delivery of all meals in the community, making sure they are of high quality, palatable and appetizing. Assist in food preparation for special meals, activities, parties, special events, marketing, etc.* Prepare and serve food in accordance with sanitary regulations, as well as with established policies and procedures. Report any incidents or infractions to Culinary Services Director.* As directed, develop and implement culinary procedures that ensure that food is ready on time and proper temperature levels are met.* Ensure menu plans are followed at all times. As requested, assist in developing methods for determining quality and quantity of food served.* Maintain control over meal portions and food consistency. Estimate food requirements and controls serving portions thereby eliminating waste and leftovers.* In the absence of the Culinary Services Director, act as Department Manager with regards to staffing and staff supervision.* Assist, when requested, in the purchasing, inventory, checking in and storing of food and supplies. 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 Culinary Services Director in specifying and selecting food products.* Ensure a sanitary work environment and conform to all local codes and policies regarding proper storage, handling and serving of food.* Ensure that food storage areas are clean and properly organized/arranged at all times. As requested, inspect food storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control.* As requested, order all food within budget guidelines and maintain accurate inventories of food on hand. Train other culinary personnel to only receive food orders that are correct in quality, quantity and price.* Visit residents regularly to determine special likes and dislikes in order to make the Culinary Services Program individually tailored as much as possible.Qualifications:* Must be eighteen (18) years of age* Must have a high school diploma or equivalent. College course or other education in food service and/or management preferred* Prefer six (6) months experience working in a restaurant or similar environment as a Cook* Able to safely operate standard cooking equipment and utensils typically found in facilities serving food* Able to operate a personal computer and be proficient in MS Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.)* Able to operate standard office equipment, including fax machine, copier, telephone, etc.* Knowledge of and/or ability to learn the theory and practice of assisted living and dementia care* Able to work with seniors and patiently interact with cognitively impaired individuals* Able to be flexible, adapt and respond to change, make decisions in stressful situations and prioritize tasks and projects.* Able to process information and apply common sense understanding to follow and carry out written or oral instructions.* Must pass a Criminal Background check and Health Screening tests, including COVID-19 Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 72 hours of start date.About Oakmont: Oakmont Senior Living is a recognized leader in the retirement industry, having planned and developed more than 50 retirement communities in the western United States. Oakmont strives to create an atmosphere of family and community among staff, residents and resident family members. We know that caring and meaningful relationships are the foundation for a rewarding life. Our belief and our mission are to treat each member of our community with respect and compassion. Our staff is hand-selected for their skills, previous experience, and passion for working with the elderly. Our practice is to incorporate joy and laughter alongside our expectations of excellence. Walk into our community and feel our pride in ownership and commitment to service.EEOC: Oakmont Management Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, family medical history or genetic information, military status, or unfavorable discharge from military service. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including any recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs.

Keywords: Oakmont Management Group, Los Angeles , Sous Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Valencia, California

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