House of Blues Fine Dining Foundation Room Chef - House of Blues Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio

Job Summary:

The Role:

  • Responsible for all food and food related costs, procedures, quality, and all back of house labor percentage and budgets.


I. Financial Performance of Departments

  • Meets or exceeds budgetary expectation

  • Food & Beverage Cost

  • Labor Cost

  • Operating Accounts

  • Inventory is controlled, monitored and maintained bi-weekly

  • Develop menu engineering program to project and monitor trend and predict cost

II. Supervision of the Department

  • Assist and support kitchen management in any of their job functions, as needed

  • Work with Executive Chef to schedule shifts for kitchen staff

  • Ensure that there is no unapproved overtime on shift

  • Check labor daily in Labor Management system

  • Perform all opening and closing kitchen supervisory tasks

  • Ensure positive and creative team environment within department

  • Facilitate open communication with the Sous Chefs, supervisors and staff

  • Facilitate proper inter-departmental communications and organization

  • Perform timely staff evaluations (training and annual). Set written development and performance goals for all team members, and monitor progress

  • Assure complete and satisfactory on-going staff training per corporate training program

  • Ensure appropriate staffing levels. Recruitment and hiring staff/supervisors, ensure that hiring/disciplinary/termination standards follow all HOB guidelines

  • Maintains open door policy/one on one with staff

  • Decisions are information based and follow up on efficiently

  • Information is gathered, shared, and used appropriately

  • Ensure adherence to safety guidelines

  • Ensure proper execution of all corporate mandates, SOP’s and Specs

  • Participate in weekly Kitchen Manager’s meeting

III. Sale Building

  • Development, with Executive Chef and Corporate Food and Beverage, of cost effective specials and menu changes to achieve maximum sales

  • Assist Executive Chef with menu changes 2 times a year in Restaurant

  • Create menu contest with Executive Chef to increase particular sales in designated areas

  • Ensure food is considered excellent value for money and increases guest frequency

  • Assist and support kitchen staff in any of their job functions, as needed

  • Participate in outside appearances and fund raising events to increase awareness of the House of Blues

IV. Maintain Operation Supplies

  • All staff has supplies needed to facilitate job

  • All staff is trained (and signed off) on equipment upon hiring

  • All equipment is maintained in operable condition

  • All events are organized and planned per HOB specs.

  • All housekeeping standards are maintained in compliance with inspection guidelines / Local Health Code

  • HOB Specs. Forms are updated and used to insure consistency

V. Maintenance and Update of Micros and Labor Systems

  • All employees input prior to work

  • All employees are job classed and current wages are inputted

  • All files are maintained and changes are submitted to Corporate Food and Beverage

  • All menu item counts are current and maintained weekly

VI. Food

  • All food standards are met per HOB Specs and not deviated from without approval from Corporate Food and Beverage

  • Food portions are monitored and revisions are recommended to Corporate Food and Beverage

  • New items are recommended quarterly to Corporate Food and Beverage

  • Guest and crew feedback is reported and issues resolved

  • Recipe adherence is 100%



  • Minimum 3 years kitchen management experience and experience in management

  • Skilled in cooking, cost controls, management, crew training and development

  • Working knowledge of Kitchen and dishwashing procedures

  • Knowledge of Food and Beverage costs, labor costs, and product cost

  • Computer knowledge: Excel worksheets, databases, word processing, and Micros

  • Ability to run all kitchen operations

  • Knowledge of operations and procedures of a multi-faceted entertainment facility

  • College degree

  • Able to lift at least 150 lbs.

  • Able to stand for long periods of time (10 – 12 hours)

  • Able to tolerate extreme heat

  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

About Us

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