Executive Chef - Toasted Oak Grill & Market
Chef - Executive Chef, Chef - Sous Chef
As the leading hospitality management company, our success is defined by providing the ultimate experience to every customer, investor, partner and associate.
We are passionate about making every experience with Sage Hospitality unique, positive, successful and inspiring. We are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our guests, associates, investors and the communities where we live and work.
We are a hotel management company with the right systems in place, incredible offerings in premiere locations, and a team of smart, creative and visionary people at all levels. Our over 25 years of experience tells us that these are precisely the right ingredients to make your experience with Sage sensational.
People Focused –
We nurture and empower our people to provide seamless execution and extraordinary results
We capture the unique potential in each property to provide exceptional experiences for our guests and superior operating profit for our owners
Corporate Citizens –
We are a good neighbor, environmental steward and corporate citizen in the communities where we live and operate
Performance Driven –
We create and utilize proven, proprietary operations management systems and strategies that drive revenue, increase efficiencies, reduce costs, maximize profitability
Here at Sage Hospitality our concern is for the comfort of our guests and the way in which we treat our environment. Our Green Effort involves reducing our carbon footprint at every one of our hotel locations by asking our guests to leave our convenient door-hangers out to help us conserve energy.
By placing the hanger on your door, you will be declining guest room cleaning for the day. This will help reduce the hotels’ energy and water usage.
Executive Chef - Toasted Oak Grill & Market
Located adjacent to The Baronette Renaissance in Novi, MI, Toasted Oak Grill & Market serves delicious American brasserie cuisine with an emphasis on all things local. Featuring a fresh market and wine shop that spills into an inviting and cozy dining room, Toasted Oak Grill & Market is a Novi restaurant that celebrates Michigan food & wine! As part of the Sage Restaurant Group, we focus on building independent restaurants and lounges bordering our hotels in prime locations. Highly designed, innovative, and value driven, all of the restaurants in the Sage Restaurant Group portfolio offer Sage hotel guests added value as well as a completely different experience from their hotel stay.
Sage Restaurant Group's internally developed concepts finally bridge the gap between the age old struggle of having a successful restaurant while still taking care of the hotel guest needs. Our concepts are based on 3-meal platforms and have built in efficiencies to be used as a successful foundation for all banquet, catering, and room service needs. With a primary focus on building restaurants for the communities they serve – this positive synergy and dynamic is rarely found within the hospitality industry.
Plan and manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food for the hotel in a safe, sanitary work environment which conforms to all standards and regulations and achieves profitable, competitive, quality products.
SERVICE CULTURE FOCUS
To support Sage's Vision of being recognized by our customers as the best in our business through ensuring a culture that makes the ordinary extraordinary! You should champion this culture in every touch point of our business from our associates, guests, owners and communities. The service and courtesy you extend and promote on a daily basis will ensure a healthy and productive culture of serving others with excellence.
Position is responsible for long and short term planning and day-to-day operations of the kitchen and related areas. Recommends menu and procedural changes. Recommends the budget and manages food and labor costs within approved budget constraints. Performs all essential functions while adhering to all SOP's and future food programs to ensure a consistent, quality product.
Manage associates and managers in the kitchen in order to attract, retain and motivate the employees while providing a safe environment; hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication vehicles and discipline and terminate as appropriate.
Plan and manage the procurement, production, preparation and presentation of all food in the hotel in a safe, sanitary, cost effective manner.
Monitor and control the maintenance/sanitation of kitchen, equipment and related areas to ensure a healthy, safe work environment which meets/exceeds federal, state, corporate and franchise standards and regulations.
Develop, recommend, implement and manage the department's budget; continually analyze, forecast, monitor and control the labor and food costs through various methods to meet/exceed management/budget objectives.
Develop and implement menus and back-up (use records, production lists, pars, training, etc.) within corporate guidelines to continually improve revenues and profit margins while maintaining quality.
Execute and promote the Accident Prevention Program to minimize liabilities and related expenses.
Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned.
Skilled in all facets of general business or area of specialty. Highly capable with current practices and looks ahead at opportunities to utilize new products, consumer trends, changes in the marketplace, and technology edge. Reflects on vast experience to determine numerous future possibilities. Natural instincts and insight for finding the best solution to unclear issues and problems. Finds creative solutions to problems, Can see how the details fit into the big picture. Highly capable and resourceful problem solver. Manages the creative process within an organization to develop unique solutions. Leverages creative solutions in an organization resulting in competitive advantages. Makes great decisions. Highly strategic in perspective and decision making.
Recognize leadership and performance potential in associates. Motivates and develop managers and leaders. Able to formulate and execute long term plans, correctly anticipates future resources needed for long term projects, is quick to make strategic connections of people and processes resulting in improved quality, cost savings, and time efficiency .
Excellent conflict mediation, resolution, and negotiation skills, able to form consensus and agreement when presented with differing or competing positions, quickly and directly addresses operational and associate challenges, is fair, firm, and consistent
Energy and Drive
Competitive, consistently driven to accomplish and exceed goals, able to create sense of urgency.
Effectively navigates through organizational systems, structures, and people to accomplish goals. Highly capable in forming and leveraging business relationships to create advantageous support systems, alliances, and synergies.
Personal and Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrates care for customers and associates, visibly demonstrates desire to understand others, creates confidence and trust with others, is viewed by others as honest and direct, able to create an environment where associates thrive and actively seek approval of the manager, actively seeks input and collaboration from team to create goals and buy in, builds high performing teams, compels teams to embrace a shared vision for success.
Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession. This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or complex problems and food and beverage management.
Requires oral and written communication skills.
Must have moderate hearing to communicate with employees and to hear machinery, for safety reasons.
Must have excellent vision, for safety reasons.
Must have moderate speech communications skills to communicate with other employees.
Must have excellent comprehension and literacy to read and write, as well as analyze to fulfill budget.
Lifting objects, 30-35 pounds, 3 to 5 times during the course of the shift (i.e. top round, prime rib, frozen boxes). Carrying, (ranging from clipboard to food products to small equipment). Kneeling -during times of inspections for proper cleanliness and monitoring once a week, as well as during lifting. Full mobility is required in order to usually inspect and monitor the kitchen environment. Continuous standing -while expediting, or cooking or inspecting. Anywhere from brief periods (15 minutes) to longer periods (1 hour). At least 50% of the day.
More than two years of post high school education, but less than a degree from a four year college.
Experience required by position is five to ten years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Chemicals/Agents: grease strip, bleach, grease cutter, Lime Away.
Protective Clothing: hair restraint/hat, gloves, apron, safety shoes - approximately 100% of 8 hour shift.
Deep fryer, broiler, stove, steamer, food processor, mixer, slicer, oven, steam table, tilt kettle, waffle iron, flat top grill.
Inside 100% of 8 hour shift. Going in the freezer temperatures can be -10 degrees. On the front line, temperatures can be over 100 degrees.
This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the associated with the position. May perform other duties as assigned.
Sage Restaurant Group creates experiences where food, drink and inspired design meet and mix. Whether joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner or lingering over drinks, Sage Restaurant Groups clientele are for life and eager to savor new experiences in which food is an entrée to adventure. These independents restaurants which are adjacent to hotels, also deliver exceptional catering and in room dining experiences. Wherever they are located Sage Restaurant Group concepts feature a distinctive scene and an exciting infused local vibe.
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