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Chef de Cuisine
Brand: Cafés at MoMA
Req#: 516045
Updated: 11/08/2019
Job Type: Full Time
Location: MoMA (West 53rd St. NY, NY)
Category: Back of House Management
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Job Description

Make an impact as a Chef de Cuisine with the Cafes at the MoMA!


Founded by CEO Danny Meyer with the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985, Union Square Hospitality Group has created some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, cafes, and bars such as Gramercy Tavern, Maialino, The Modern, Marta and Porchlight to name a few!

The Chef de Cuisine works closely with the General Manager and manages the Sous Chefs to maintain the highest quality and standards in the daily operations of kitchen. They ensure all pars are met in the kitchen and oversee the execution of the menus throughout lunch and dinner service daily. This position also has an active role in the management and development of Sous Chefs, Line Cook , Prep Cooks and all hourly team members. The Chef de Cuisine will be in charge of holding the Sous Chef team accountable to consistent feedback and career development conversations with the team. The Chef de Cuisine oversee the completion of payroll and oversees a successful compliant, UTA process. 

As a valued member of our team, you will have access to the following benefits:

  • Full Health, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • Paid Time Off to support you in having an active life outside of work
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Dining credit and discounts throughout the USHG family of restaurants
  • Matched 401(k) to help you invest in your future
  • Access to Mentor Programs, Career Development classes, and personalized career advancement support

Key Responsibilities (more details here)

  • Ensure the culinary excellence of The Cafes at MoMA
  • Guide the entire back of house in upholding the excellence and efficiency of the business operations
  • Ensure the excellence of the back of house team
  • Guarantee that business is aligned to burnish the brand promise while achieving desired profitability
  • Make sure that The Cafes at MoMA brand remains compelling and focused

What You Bring to the Table

  • Commitment to embodying our Family Values of:
    • Integrity- Doing the right things always- using sound judgment- even when no one is looking
    • Excellence- Doing what needs to be done, as well as it can possibly be done
    • Hospitality- Doing all that can be done for others- and more than is expected- in thoughtful ways that let people know you are on their side
    • Entrepreneurial Spirit- Seeing opportunities others haven’t- and creating opportunities others wish they’d thought of first
  • Excellent knife skills
  • Advanced experience in cooking techniques
  • Advanced knowledge of kitchen machinery and maintenance
  • Integrity
  • Multi-tasking
  • Problem solving & delegation
  • Initiative & follow through
  • Strong verbal & written communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point)
  • 3 + years of culinary management experience
  • Culinary Degree from an accredited school
  • NYC Food Handler’s Certificate
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