Executive Chef

121 Inflight Catering
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 26, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

Position Summary

121 Group is currently looking for a highly experienced and creative executive chef to join our fast-paced and growing restaurant and VIP in-flight catering division. You must have proven success in the kitchen as a confident, effective, and efficient leader who is able to motivate and work collaboratively with kitchen staff. You will be responsible for meeting food and labor cost targets for the kitchen. You will create and document new menu items, manage and direct all kitchen staff, maintain quality control, and manage inventory and purchasing.


  • Minimum of fifteen (15) plus years of culinary experience leading a kitchen in high-end establishments.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

?? Coordinate and direct all food preparation, from prep through service

?? Monitor the quality of all food and beverages

?? Track, record, and maintain inventory stock including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies

?? Delegate daily tasks to sous chef and other kitchen staff; manage their progress throughout the day

?? Oversee entire kitchen staff activity and ensure efficient work

?? Development of standard operating procedures

?? Labor and food cost control

?? Internal department communication, shift meetings, group meetings and one on ones

?? Control overproduction

?? Develop and maintain relationships with food purveyors

?? Oversee repairs of kitchen appliances

?? Direct and design plating / presentation techniques for all dishes

?? Create new recipes and design overall menu, including specials each week

?? Help determine pricing for menu items

?? Hire, train and coach new kitchen staff

?? Work efficiently to resolve any problems that arise in the kitchen

?? Research and implement new culinary trends

?? Maintain a clean kitchen and abide by all state food safety and sanitation laws

?? Oversee final product before being sent out for service or delivery.

Nonessential functions:

?? Other duties as assigned


?? 2-year Culinary Arts degree and / or other culinary certification

?? Bachelor's degree preferred

?? 15+ years experience in a head chef or managerial kitchen position

?? ServSafe certification

?? Experiences and knowledge of process improvements and lean manufacturing

?? Wide knowledge of raw materials that exist throughout the world

?? Vast knowledge in culinary arts, including any new up and coming food trends

?? Knowledgeable and dexterous using all manner of complex kitchen equipment

?? Effective and clear communicator

?? Expert skills and experience planning, designing, and preparing meals

?? Proficiency using Microsoft Suite to monitor and track inventory and maintain recipe records

?? Excellent time management and organizational skills

?? Proven leadership and creative abilities inside the kitchen

?? Expert problem solver who thrives under pressure

?? Top of the line customer services skill

Company Description 121 In-Flight Catering got its start in the Spring of 2000 as a highly acclaimed restaurant in Westchester County, New York. To this day, 121 remains at the forefront of the dining scene in Westchester and Connecticut. In 2007, 121 In-Flight Catering was established with the primary objective of delivering the same highly acclaimed food and service to the private jet industry. The group now offers premier catering to international commercial airlines. Headquartered at New York's JFK airport and with locations in Connecticut and Washington DC, 121 caters to all New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Boston, & D.C. area airports. Our gourmet flight kitchens are inspected by FDA, Medina, USDA and the United States Department of Defense.
Our best competitive advantage is our team. 121 focuses on hiring diversity & inclusion. Our dedicated team is passionate about food and service. As a company we are focused on training and food safety. We believe in promoting employee growth, development and mobility within the company.

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