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A creative, curious, plan-in-advance chef who wants to put out high quality food and doesn't want advancement to mean getting stuck behind a desk.
Bite Catering Couture is looking for a thoughtful and detail-focused Senior Catering Chef.
We are looking for somebody curious about food who is a strong chef generalist - excited about using a broad range of food, techniques, ingredients, and approaches as befits a caterer constantly creating menus tailored to a variety of client needs and events.
We run in a fairly detail and process-oriented way and we look for somebody who will help us enforce our process and wants to gain some formal training in developing early chef management skills.
You'll want a robust job (approx. 45-55 hours/wk) in the West LA area that spans anything from prep to event work to menu development to planning to sourcing to recipe R&D and creation.
We offer a great work environment centered in our Culver City-adjacent kitchen (with natural light!) where you will get the chance to grow in a rapidly growing catering company.
Our setup offers structure that will test the quality of your ideas but lacks the bureaucracy that, in other companies, keeps good ideas from seeing the light of day. We also offer the opportunity to attend conferences and learn (and one day hopefully teach) with the best catering chefs in the world.
We're a company well regarded both by the public and the catering industry, as you'll see from our high quality reviews and our industry speaking engagements at conferences like Catersource, WeddingMBA, and the Special Event.
Also note: we value teamwork, curiosity, process, planning, and coaching over yelling and flying by the seat of our pants. We keep a collegial, respectful, quiet kitchen filled with self-motivated chefs.
We seek a talented detail/ process-oriented chef who can help us to produce beautiful and creative food for events, improve our recipes, and continuously improve the processes that run our kitchen. It's a role that mixes time in the kitchen, focus on R&D, quality control, and planning for 15+ events/wk. This is not a role for a chef who wants to be a specialist or is afraid of trying new things.
We are an energetic team focused on providing excellence in food, service and experience for our clients across our catering and event service offerings.Our culture is grounded in four core values:
With us you will have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of cuisines with a large emphasis on detail and presentation - every day is something new. Every one of our chefs is expected to help with menu ideas. Opinions are encouraged and expected once you understand our philosophy and approach.
We have a warm and welcoming environment where we enjoy our work while still getting the job done. Our passion is creating amazing food and we have a lot of fun doing it. We truly have a special team and want to meet people who fit our culture and work ethic.
We operate with a small core team (and a pool of on-calls) so you will need to learn (where necessary) and coach our team to become proficient at techniques and equipment across the range of cooking. We run a "lean" operation off of detailed recipes, prep and event plans which helps us avoid chaos, surprises and maintain a highly productive kitchen. We believe in continuous improvement, so you'll need to help us plan and find/ solve for any errors.
$45K-$55K+ Total annual estimate (w/Hourly, OT, tips, bonuses, PTO)
Please apply by email. No phone calls or "drop-bys"
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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2020
Estimated Pay: $55K-$65K Total annual estimate (w/Hourly, OT, tips, bonuses, PTO)
Location: Los Angeles, CA (near Culver City/ Palms)