Chef Intern

Chef Intern

Chef Intern

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Job Description

Food Service - Part-time

The Opportunity
The part-time Chef Intern will train with and assist the Private Household Chef to provide meal preparation to a family in a private household, including special events/dinner parties and practice of high-quality standards regarding food preparation, presentation, service, sanitation, and safety. 

Exciting opportunity for a current culinary student who is interested in learning more about the private industry! 

Location and Hours
This position is located in Ada, MI.  This position will include some weekends and possible holiday shifts in addition to regular shifts.  Approximately 12 – 20 hours/week (September 2022 – May 2023).

Our Unique Benefits 
We are intentional about enriching our employment experiences through a unique blend of benefit offerings that include:

  • Robust health insurance options with competitive employer contributions.
  • 401k retirement plan with a generous employer match of up to 7.5%.
  • Paid time off programs including vacation time, sick time, and paid holidays.
  • Training reimbursement programs.
  • Discounted memberships to MVP Sportsplex.

What You’ll Do

  • Assists in the preparation and service of meals for the family or prepares meals upon request.
  • Assists Private Household Chef with planning, coordinating, and executing meal preparation and service for small or large dinner parties and special events ranging from casual to formal service.
  • Provides nutritious, eye-appealing, and properly flavored food; exercises a wide variety of culinary techniques and ensures preparation of an extensive variety of meals; demonstrates flexibility in accommodating individual tastes and requirements.
  • Demonstrates excellent knowledge of and experience with household table etiquette and service; demonstrates creativity and artistic presentation in food preparation and table service, whether dining is casual or formal.
  • Ensures freshness of food stock through proper storage, labeling, and inspection.
  • Identifies and selects high quality, fresh cuts of meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, game, vegetables, fruits, etc., shops for and inventories food supplies.
  • Ensures kitchen areas, kitchen equipment, and dining areas are safe and sanitary at all times.
  • Completes beverage inventory and submits orders to Private Household Chef; ensures appropriate expiration dates and proper stock of items in coolers and refrigerators.
  • Follows careful operating procedures of all equipment, utensils, and machinery.
  • Conducts end-of-day procedures, including walk-through of kitchen(s) to ensure items are picked up and/or stored appropriately; turns off lights, and secures locks.
  • Listens, asks questions, works well with others, and demonstrates a desire to learn and be part of a team.
  • Navigates Concur accounting software platform after adequate training, must be willing to learn proper expense tracking and budgeting for presented menu options.
  • May perform special projects as requested by Private Household Chef in order to contribute to the efficiency of household operations.

What You’ll Bring

  • Current culinary student enrolled at least part-time in a fully accredited culinary arts training program; related culinary coursework is required.
  • Ability to complete SERV Safe Food Handler + Allergens trainings for certification.
  • Variety of culinary and catering experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of household table etiquette, service, and entertaining protocol. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook required.
  • Must be able to work calmly and professionally with small children who occasionally participate in food preparation learning activities in Chef’s kitchen.
  • Responsibilities are conducted in and around the home(s) of the client of RDV Staffing.  While an employer/employee relationship exists, it is important that employee is genuinely committed to being part of the household staff team whose goal is to positively contribute to a happy home environment.
  • Ability to remain standing on feet for lengthy periods of time.
  • May require occasional travel in order to provide services at various residences.
  • Must be a responsible, flexible, dedicated, and dependable person of highest integrity; neat and tidy in appearance; willing to dress in required uniform; organized and reliable; positive in attitude; and one who demonstrates pride in service which he/she provides.
  • The family’s privacy is of critical importance; the highest level of confidentiality in the business and personal matters of the family must be exercised at all times.
  • Must possess the ability and willingness to be flexible and occasionally work non-routine hours including evenings and weekends.
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