Necessary to have the physical stamina to perform. The job is physical in nature. Standing for extended periods of time, lots of lifting, repetitive motion, heat and humidity, as well as lifting and reaching are all part of the game.
Must be mentally sharp and have the capacity to sort multiple tasks in their head and multi-task constantly. This ability is absolutely critical in the fast-paced, decision in the moment environment of a busy kitchen.
Be able to handle the stress of working in a busy kitchen where every minute may bring a new challenge, pop up event. The right individual must be able to approach every situation through the eyes of a seasoned professional. Problem solving, decisive and calm under pressure are key traits.
Knowing how to cook, how to use the right tools for the right job, understanding and appreciating local ingredients, great palate and consistently.
Looking for the best of the best. A true leader who is dependable, flexible, ready to work, respectful of others, understanding the needs of both the external and internal customer, honest, able to communicate clearly and supportive of teammates.
The best kitchen teams thrive on group effort, but also grow through the individual creativity of its members. Able to set a system or process of teamwork, focus and creativity to develop creative additions to menus and creative solutions to problem
SPEED AND DEXTERITY
Speed, efficiency, and consistent accuracy and quality essential. Broad perspective and vision are required to anticipate production, problems in order to plan and produce.
Understanding yourself, your organizational style is essential for the ability to be successful in this role. The ability to take information and either articulate it or extract it onto the proper documents. Essentially take a vision or issue and implement a plan or solution.
FOCUS AND ADAPTABILITY
100% focus to the tasks at hand. But also the focus and ability to adapt to changes. It is important for someone in this position to be able to work ahead, see the big picture but also be able to jump in and finish the smallest detail.
Interested in the latest trends, foods, restaurants. The desire to want to be the best. To produce the best product. To put the Locally Grown brand first.
The ability to give that extra push, to exceed expectations, and to approach each day with a new level of enthusiasm and energy. To share that with other team members and to help motivate staff and create a positive atmosphere.
No ego, but quiet, determined due to the knowledge that they have the skill it takes to make it happen or figure it out. If they don’t know something, the will be eager to learn and figure it out with or without a team.
UNIQUENESS AND CONFORMITY
Understand when to go with the systems in place or when to challenge and push boundaries.