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Chef

CHEF

A Molly Moon’s Chef reports to the Head Chef and is responsible for all aspects of running a clean, fun, and efficient kitchen including production, hiring and training, ensuring quality and safe food handling, researching and developing new flavors in collaboration with the Head Chef, and reviewing and managing their shop’s financial performance. Kitchen production experience and management is required for this position. The Chef is responsible for partnering with their Shop Manager to meet their shop’s financial, cultural and food safety standards.

The Chef leads their kitchen team in the execution of Molly Moon’s mission to make the world better, one scoop at a time, as a multigenerational community gathering place where ice cream, sustainability, and happiness are at the core of all we do. Candidates should have a flexible and optimistic attitude, be excited about new challenges, and embody our core values of being smart, generous, joyful, homemade, and brave and thrive in an inclusive and diverse environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Model production efficiency and quality standards and support their team to meet expectations
    • accurately follow recipes including scaling up or down appropriately for production needs
    • consistently produce between 32 and 64+ tubs of fresh ice cream each shift
    • taste all products made assess flavor and texture - trouble shoot any product that deviates from standard
    • properly label, date, pack and store up to 1000 pints of ice cream each day
    • rotate product following the principals of FIFO
    • prepare ingredients and produce homemade bases, toppings, and inclusions such as hot fudge, lemon curd, cookies, caramel sauces, fruit compotes, baked items, etc.
  • Model health, safety and sanitation guidelines and hold all employees accountable for maintaining those standards
  • accurately inventory tubs, pints, toppings, and bases to create  production plans and lead team to accomplish production needed to support sales
  • Model all company policies including taking rest breaks, and following leave procedures
  • manage inventory and order ingredients and supplies to meet production needs
  • train, manage and support ice cream makers on all kitchen production procedures and kitchen policies
    • provide direction, feedback and coaching in a timely way to develop employee's production skills and support their professional development
  • effectively problem solve issues including but not limited to production, equipment failure and other shop issues
  • manage the kitchen to budget goals, including cost of goods sold and scheduling to budgeted payroll percentage
  • actively participate in business analysis; recommend and execute strategic changes
  • participate in leadership and planning meetings as needed including new product development, company-wide initiatives and special projects
  • communicate clearly, effectively and respectfully with all members of our team including all departments and locations
  • Self manage long-term projects such as new flavor recipe development
  • Keep kitchen areas professional, clean and organized
  • be able and willing to go above and beyond when the kitchen and shop demands
  • contribute to Molly Moon's goals for increasing sales and creating loyal customers
  • other duties as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS
  • culinary degree required or 5 years of pastry, candy or frozen dessert experience
  • internal applicants are eligible to apply if they have completed the ice cream maker to chef career pathway
  • experience managing multiple employees
  • knowledge and passion for food, cooking and quality
  • ability to work independently while also being a dedicated and collaborative team player
  • ability to stand eight hours, lift up to 50 pounds and work in a freezer environment for up to 20 minutes at a time
  • willingness to learn and follow instructions with precision as well as give great attention to detail
  • strong time management skills and flexible attitude for changing plans to maximize productivity
  • have great communication skills and a professional, friendly attitude
  • be available to work full time 32 to 40 hours per week. A willingness to pick up shifts in other locations on occasion preferred
  • experience with Microsoft software, Google and Apple products
  • Washington State food handler's permit is required
  • verification of vaccination against Covid-19 is a requirement for employment at Molly Moon's. We also strongly encourage all mooncrew to receive booster shots when eligible and off $100 bonuses to everyone who already has one or chooses to get one after being hired. Medical and religious exemptions are considered in accordance with state and federal guidelines. There is no test out option
COMPENSATION
  • $29/hour starting wage with incremental, merit-based raises
  • 15 days accrued PTO per year, 16 hours front loaded at start date for new hires
  • between May 1 and September 31 vacations may not exceed 10 days. Vacations are subject to manager approval based on shift coverage, staffing and business need
  • in the winter months between October 1 and April 30 vacations may not exceed 21 days. Vacations are subject to manager approval based on shift coverage, staffing and business need
  • zero premium, high-quality medical, dental and vision insurance for employees (and their dependents) that work at least 20 hours per week on average over a period of 6 weeks. New chefs are eligible for health insurance on the day they begin working for Molly Moon's. A spouse may be insured on the company plan at the employee's expense. Molly Moon's pays 100% of the premium for qualifying employees and their children. That means it's free!
  • supplemental paid family leave benefits for employees who qualify for and receive PFML. Molly Moon's will pay the difference between the paid PFML benefit and 100% of an employee's regular hourly earnings for the duration of your ESD approved leave up to a maximum of 18 weeks
  • 401k with employer match of 1% in the first year of participation 2% year 2 and 3% year three. Employees are eligible for 401k participation when they have worked at Molly Moon's for 12 consecutive months.
  • subsidized ORCA transit pass or good to go pass stipend
  • access to free Employee Assistance Program for all employees starting on their first day of hire. Services include financial planning, counseling, housing and childcare resources and other benefits
  • many career advancement possibilities in our growing company
  • all the ice cream scoops you can eat and discounted take-home pints!
 Molly Moon’s is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.

Posted
04/22/2022
Salary Range
$42,000.00 - $62,000.00
per Year
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Location
Seattle, WA, 98105, US