Chef de Cuisine

Gabriela Wilbanks

Position in Lubbock

Chef de Cuisine

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Team Overview

The Chef de Cuisine will support the Food and Beverage Manager in leading a culinary program of excellence. They will execute, refine and seasonally develop a catering menu while carrying a passion for excellent food and service.

Job Summary

Be part of a team dedicated to serving The Willows Event Center patrons and uncovering their event center needs.  Responsible for the culinary team creating signature experiences around food offerings.  Strive to create a positive impact on each guest’s experience and exemplify Unity, Growth, Excellence and Generous Stewardship.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensuring that all food is of excellent quality and served in a timely manner
  • Planning the menu, keeping in mind budget and availability of seasonal ingredients
  • Overseeing all kitchen operations
  • Coordinating kitchen staff and assisting them as required
  • Training staff to prepare and cook all the menu items
  • Taking stock of ingredients and equipment and placing orders to replenish stock
  • Enforcing safety and sanitation standards in the kitchen
  • Creating new recipes to keep the menu fresh
  • Keeping up to date with industry trends
  • Receiving feedback and making improvements where necessary

Required Skills & Qualifications

  • 3 to 5 years as a working chef
  • Accredited certificate or diploma in catering, culinary arts, hospitality, or similar
  • Bachelor’s degree in hospitality and culinary arts preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of the culinary arts
  • Maintain high standards in sanitation and quality control
  • Experienced managing food costs and working with a P&L preferred
  • Experienced in menu execution and development
  • Demonstrates strong guest service skills and an ability to consistently deliver a high level of service
  • Leadership experience and a desire to teach and mentor
  • Portfolio of creative, unique dishes
  • Passion and pride for delighting people with food
  • Must have Serv Safe Certification

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

  • Works in temperature-controlled environment
  • Vision for near, mid-range and far as well as hearing for low, medium, and high pitch
  • Superior communication skills with co-workers, customers, trade partners and vendors.
  • Requires physical ability for standing, sitting, crouching, kneeling, frequent walking, reaching above head and below waist
  • Must have a current and valid driver’s license and must be able to be insured by company fleet insurance.
  • Must be able to perform all job expectations safely with or without reasonable accommodations
  • Ability to lift 30-50 pounds

Hours & Schedule

  • 40-45 hours per week
  • Nights and weekends required
  • Lunch meetings and events outside of normal working hours are required
  • Occasional travel to other company regions or event locations is required


  • Comprehensive Employee Benefit Package
  • Company-issued cell phone
  • Employer-Paid Life, AD&D, LTD Insurance
  • Company Training Opportunities
  • Enrolled into ESOP (Retirement Benefits)
  • Company-Sponsored Vision Trips
  • Paid Time Off Policy