Chef de Cuisine

The Chef de Cuisine’s primary responsibility is to lead and inspire our kitchen staff in the creation of culinary masterpieces. The Chef de Cuisine will be responsible to design the menu, hiring and training kitchen staff, collaborating with restaurant management, optimizing staff productivity, and producing consistently exceptional cuisine.  The Chef de Cuisine will report to the General Manager. All duties are to be performed within the guidelines of the Stroudsmoor Country Inn Employment Handbook.


  • Annual Salary as discussed.
  • Periodic reviews.
  • Pension Plan eligibility subject to IRS income and service requirements.
  • Vacation as discussed.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V.  We maintain a drug-free, non-smoking workplace.

Job Duties


  • Oversee the execution of all culinary activities.
  • Ensuring that all food meets the highest quality standards and is served on time.
  • Planning the menu and designing the plating presentation for each dish.
  • Coordinating kitchen staff, and assisting them as required.
  • Hiring and training staff to prepare and cook all the menu items.
  • Stocktaking ingredients and equipment, and placing orders as needed.
  • Enforcing best practices for safety and sanitation in the kitchen.
  • Creating new recipes to regularly update the menu.
  • Keeping track of new trends in the industry.
  • Incorporating feedback from restaurant staff and patrons to make improvements or resolve issues.

Specific Duties:

  • Ensure consistent high quality culinary output.
  • Know and enforce all local health department sanitation laws.
  • Understand daily forecasts and customer counts, utilizing them to coordinate all par stock levels.
  • Attend staff meetings, morning meetings and other meetings as requested.
  • To create and maintain an upbeat, professional, and educational environment in the kitchen.
  • Consistently make decisions in the best interest of the guests, the employees, and the organization.
  • Coach and develop all employees to ensure you get the best results from them and to allow them opportunity to grow within the company. Conduct staff performance reviews in accordance with company standards.
  • Perform all other duties as requested.

Minimum Qualifications

ADA Requirements:

  • Must be able to stand, walk and move through all property areas. Must be able to stand or sit for long periods.
  • Maintain physical stamina and proper mental state of mind to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment and effectively deal with guests, management, employees and clients.
  • Adequate manual dexterity to engage in moderate lifting. Ability to reach for specific objects within local work area.
  • Ability to bend, stoop or kneel.

 Other Skills/Abilities:

 Must be able to speak, read, write and understand English