Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, an esteemed restaurant located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is currently seeking a highly skilled and visionary Executive Chef to lead our culinary team and oversee all aspects of our kitchen operations. As the Executive Chef, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the culinary direction of our restaurant and ensuring the highest standards of food quality and innovation.Job Description
- Develop and execute a creative and innovative culinary vision that aligns with the our brand and concept.
- Lead and inspire the culinary team, fostering a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.
- Design and update menus that showcase the finest ingredients, seasonal flavors, and culinary trends.
- Oversee all kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and plating, to maintain consistency and excellence in taste, presentation, and quality.
- Manage inventory and food cost control measures, ensuring optimal utilization of ingredients and minimizing waste.
- Train, mentor, and develop kitchen staff, providing guidance and feedback to enhance their culinary skills and knowledge.
- Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement operational strategies to achieve business objectives.
- Ensure compliance with health, safety, and sanitation standards, maintaining a clean and organized kitchen environment.
- Stay updated on industry trends, culinary techniques, and new ingredients to bring innovation and creativity to the menu offerings.
- Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, farmers, and other partners to source high-quality ingredients.
- Proven experience as an Executive Chef or in a similar leadership role within a high-end restaurant or culinary establishment.
- Extensive culinary knowledge and expertise, with a demonstrated ability to create and execute exceptional dishes.
- Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a diverse culinary team.
- Excellent creativity and ability to develop unique and memorable culinary creations.
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
- Strong business acumen, with experience in menu development, cost control, and financial management.
- Knowledge of food safety and sanitation regulations and the ability to ensure compliance in the kitchen.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
- Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, and holidays as required.
- Culinary degree or equivalent certification is preferred.
Join the distinguished culinary team at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro as the Executive Chef and make your mark in creating exceptional culinary experiences. To apply, please submit your resume, a portfolio showcasing your culinary creations, and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and culinary philosophy.