Giant Eagle Supermarkets

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Food Service


United States

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Full Time

Executive Chef - Mkt Dist

Giant Eagle Supermarkets - Solon, Ohio

Posted: 11/13/2018

About Us

Who We Are:
Finding a career in a new world of food is closer than you think. Market District is a food destination that is a big part of the Giant Eagle family of stores. At Market District, we celebrate a passion for amazing food and food expertise by combining the best of everyday grocery shopping with foods, ingredients and services rarely found in traditional supermarkets. In 13 locations in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, the Market District stores feature teams of chefs and other culinary professionals preparing fresh foods from scratch every day. All of our Team Members, Chefs and other culinary professionals are expertly trained to provide unsurpassed quality and service. And we love FOOD!

Our Market District family has a special heart for Team Members who understand the difference between making a meal and making an adventure. That's a quality we want to help grow, so we take care to match the best candidates to their perfect roles. That simply makes good sense, and we think our Team Members appreciate knowing that we're setting them up for success the moment they walk through our doors. We know you'll deliver exceptional experiences for our guests when we deliver unparalleled experiences for you.

Position Summary

Our culinary team leader manages the Restaurant team and keeps the Market District kitchen running like a well-oiled machine. You will collaborate with our Sous chefs and other Team Members to develop and execute our recipes to perfection, and you're also the one who our guests look to for guidance on the best sides to pair with their main course. Who You Are: At work and at play, you are a leader at heart. You know that you are only successful when those around you are set up for success. You are eager to cultivate an amazing team and have the ability to inspire Team Members to enjoy this delicious culinary journey with you. You are creative with cuisine, and love to lead the way for others to foster their own creativity. An interest in food doesn't quite scratch the surface for you; you're passionate about the business, the trends, and what makes customers tick. You have culinary vision beyond a simple "What's for dinner?" and every opportunity to connect with people of different backgrounds is an opportunity for you exchange ideas and learn tricks of the trade. Our leadership team is the cream of the crop and ensures that each guest discovers the pleasure of tasting incredible food and our passion for providing it at every turn.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain safety as the top priority in all aspects of our work, for our Team Members, guests, and products
  • Enable unparalleled guest service by leading the Restaurant team by example, constantly striving to delight and surprise our guests, vendors, and stakeholders.
  • Cultivate a foodie culture by sharing excitement and passion for food with Team Members and guests.
  • Inspire the Restaurant team and our guests with innovative recipes, bringing a personal love of food to the table to drive our business and expand our offerings. Create new recipes and see your passion come to life on our shelves!
  • Set and reach aggressive sales and profit goals by encouraging sampling and suggesting as much as possible, while also managing shrink.
  • Drive profitability by partnering with catering team and local businesses to make Market District the preferred source for corporate and community events.
  • Make innovative plans and suggestions to improve our business plans, and know that collaboration across all levels of the company and store will make those ideas come to life.
  • Responsible for the total operation and financial results of the restaurant, kitchen, Grab `n Go case, banquet facility
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities.
  • Set budget, profitability and earnings targets using appropriate forecasting methods.
  • Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food.
  • Select and develop recipes for café specials and specialty events as needed.
  • Standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality. Establish presentation technique and quality standards.
  • Plan and price menus; Must have experience in standardizing recipes, plating and costing of menus.
  • Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance and ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen.
  • Directly supervise kitchen personnel with responsibility for hiring, on boarding, developing, performance and discipline.
  • Maintain a clean and sanitary work area throughout the kitchen, walk-ins and storage areas.
  • Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishment/presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.
  • Build high performing teams by established operating principles and approaches to handling conflict and barriers. Identify talent needs to form highly effective teams.
  • Lead by example in collaboration, teaming and supportiveness. Motivate and inspire the high performance contribution of teams
  • Mentor others and create an environment that supports and encourages individual ownership of development.
  • Develop successors and talent pools to establish greater ¿bench strength¿ linked to the company's future strategic direction. Identify, address, and resolve critical gaps in the organization¿s strategic talent pools.
  • Address career development, work environment, and life balance issues to ensure that the organization retains talented people.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including opening, closing, holidays and weekend shifts
  • Provide motivational leadership to an amazing team, focusing on respect, setting an exemplary example, and remembering that food is FUN! Recognition, team development and continuously raising the bar should be second nature in this role.
  • Responsible for budget development, expense control and/or revenue generation for multiple departments or divisions. Amount of Budgetary Responsibility: \\$3mm - \\$5mm
  • Responsible for direct and indirect supervision of team members in one or more departments.

Education and Training Required

  • Bachelors Degree Culinary Arts Degree or equivalent Back Of House work experience.

Experience Required

  • Over 10 years
  • Possess strong organizational skills to function effectively and attention to detail, while meeting established deadlines. Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office productivity software (MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.).
  • Possess overall knowledge of current culinary trends food quality and food and beverage preparation and presentation.
  • Proven leadership experience in a complex environment with multiple direct reports.
  • Excellent culinary and food processing skills; Experience in ordering, inventory maintenance, and shrink control;
    Ability to maintain an efficient operation, troubleshoot and report any malfunctions of equipment;

Age Requirement

  • At least 21 years of age


** Retail Shifts **

Competencies Required

  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Innovation Management
  • Presentation & Verbal Communic
  • Project Management
  • Business and Financial Acumen
  • Builds High Performance Teams
  • Communicate w/Courage & Impact
  • Manages Team Execution
  • Strategic Thinking & Planning

Work Environment

  • Cold Prep Rooms
  • Cooler
  • Normal store environment with no continuous exposure to extreme temps, dust, etc

Physical requirements

  • Lifting Up to 25 pounds

Equipment Used

  • Auto Wrapper
  • Cardboard Baler
  • Carts
  • Compactor
  • Crisping Sink
  • Dumpster
  • Electric/Manual Jacks
  • Grater
  • Grinder
  • Heat Seal Gun
  • Ice Machine
  • Intercom
  • Kiosk Terminal
  • Knives
  • Label Gun
  • Lobster Pot
  • Manual Wrapper
  • Microwave
  • Ordering Machine
  • Periscope
  • Pineapple Corer
  • Plastic Baler
  • Power jacks
  • Pressure Hose
  • Pressure Washer
  • Price Gun
  • Receiving Gun
  • Safety Cutter
  • Scale Labeler
  • Scale
  • Shop Vacuum
  • Shredder
  • Shrink Wrapper
  • Slicer
  • Stanley Doors
  • Steam Machine
  • Telxon
  • Trash compactor
  • U-Boats
  • WalkieTalkie
  • Wrapper

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