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Company: Timberghost
Location: Sperry
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Job Description:

We are seeking a new Head Chef to join our team for approximately 4 months this fall from early September thorugh December 17, 2023. To be clear on compensation, we will pay $22,500 up to $35,000 for the season based on experience. In addition, the Chef receives $8,000-$12,000 in tips depending on how clients like the food and the personality. Timberghost has been in business here in Iowa for almost 25 years and is a highly respected whitetail outfitter Iowa. Our guests have hunted all over the world and are avid outdoor enthusiasts. Our mission is to provide our guests with incredible service in and out of the field by having a professional and courteous ensure they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and friendly camaraderie Timberghost is known for. At a very high level, your primary role will be to ensure our clients are offered high quality meals cooked great and on time as well as making sure the kitchen is always clean and stocked with everything you need to get the job done. While it is our operation, it will be your kitchen. As a key member of our Lodge Staff, you will work with 4-6 other team members whose primary responisbilities lie in housekeeping and meal service. Together you will work towards ensuring the clients enjoy their time in the lodge as much as their time with our guides in the field. What You Will Do: Coordinate and execute all meal prep for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 20-30 people to ensure meals are tasty, healthy, nutritious, well balanced and presentable and being able to accomodate clients with allergies and special diets. Produce food and meals in a timely manner, at scheduled and agreed upon times. Coordinate, supervise and execute maintaining inventory of food and supplies. Maintain food preparation and personal hygiene techniques based on strict county health and safety codes. Maintain a very clean, neat & tidy kitchen both in look and reality. Coordinate kitchen maintenance projects Maintain a high level of safety in the kitchen, with emphasis on handling of hot items, floor maintenance and safety procedures. Ability to communicate effectively with other staff and clients. What You Will Bring: Our ideal candidate will have 1-3 years of relevant experience and the following credentials/skills: Customer Service and Satisfaction Culinary Degree or Certification preferred Menu Planning Kitchen Equipment Maintenance Special Diets Culinary Management Food Service Ordering & Deliveries Knowledge of Cooking Venison Why You'll Love Us: If you enjoy the hunting and fishing industry you will fall in love with both the clients and our staff. A lot of people don't realize it, but the experience at the lodge, the meals and service our guests receive, is a vital component of our guests overall Timberghost experience and nearly as important to them as the hunting experience and quality of their harvest. Timberghost is known for the incredible teamwork seen from our staff, the quality of the services provided, and the professional, but friendly camaraderie we share with our guests during their time with us here in Iowa. The overall atmosphere is relaxed and fun, but behind the scenes we all work very hard to make sure that the entire Timberghost staff always comes across professional and courteous. We understand that years of experience with our operation are an enormous advantage that first year members don't typically have. The senior crew is committed to providing the newer staff with all the information and guidance possible to help them become knowledgeable and confident team members here at Timberghost so please ask one of them if you have any questions. As the Chef it is important to note that meal quality, presentation, and timing is of great importance. No matter how great the hunting is, if the meals are bad or poorly managed that is what they will talk about to other potential clients that ask about their trip. If they have a rough hunt but the meals were great, they will say the hunting was tough and that happens, but the food and the service at the lodge were incredible. A positive experience in the lodge is essential to making sure our guests have a great trip and will directly impact how they speak about our operation to other hunters and ensure that regardless of the outcome of the hunt the report will be a positive one. It all matters!!! Salary range for this position is $22,500 - $35,000 per year. Employment Type: Temp/Seasonal Years Experience: 1 - 3 years Salary: $22,500 - $30,000 Annual Bonus/Commission: No

Keywords: Timberghost, Davenport , Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Sperry, Iowa

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