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The Chef de Cuisine is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and maintaining Brooklyn Winery’s wine bar and event food programs. The CDC must ensure that all goals are met (e.g., catering client events and wine bar related) while complying with state and federal health requirements. In addition, the CDC is responsible for the hiring, training and management of all back of house personnel, always trying to ensure optimal staff utilization and efficiencies. The CDC will have full responsibility for the ongoing performance of back of house operations and report directly to the Executive Chef and the Director of Operations.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create dynamic wine bar and catering menus while keeping food and labor costs in line with P&L targets
    • Develop seasonal and consistently updated wine bar menus and conduct tastings for approvals as needed
    • Develop cocktail and family style catering menus in cooperation with event and sales teams
    • Maintain recipe files for all wine bar and catering dishes
    • Track and audit food and labor costs
  • Manage hiring process, training, scheduling, termination, and all other day-to-day operations of back of house staff
  • Manage all back of house staff, making sure they comply with management protocols
    • Provide culinary leadership to staff
    • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
    • Oversee portion control and food presentation
    • Keep track of and manage average time from order to delivery during wine bar service
    • Oversee food purchases and inventory control
    • Expedite and manage back of house staff during preparation and events
    • Create all documentation of prep needed for each event and update “master prep sheets” as needed (working knowledge of Excel is necessary)
  • Ensure that food business operates as per upper management’s vision and standards
  • Responsible for maintaining back of house compliance with Department of Health standards
    • Conduct regular food safety walkthroughs
    • Act as point of contact for third party vendors, including pest control and dishwashing/chemical companies
  • Communicate regularly with Event Director / Event Manager on upcoming events
    • Meet with private event clients or sales managers during the sales phase if deemed necessary by Director of Operations
    • Schedule and conduct food tastings for private event clients in conjunction with Events Team
    • Review upcoming events to ensure menu and timeline are accurate
    • Coordinate menu changes as needed (allergies, dietary restrictions, etc.)
    • Ensure excellent and consistent customer experience for events
  • Oversee all food related inventory including food, plates, equipment, smallwares, etc.
  • Responsible for maintenance of all kitchen equipment including fire systems, refrigeration, and dishwashers. This includes ensuring regular inspections and cleanings and when necessary facilitating work from appropriate repair companies
  • Inform wine bar managers of any menu changes (cheeses, specials, etc.)
  • Responsible for the timely ordering of all menu items and paper/cleaning goods

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The Catering Sous Chef reports to the Chef de Cuisine and is responsible for aiding in planning, implementing, directing and maintaining food programs and back of house operations for Brooklyn Winery’s weddings, corporate and social events. The chef must ensure that all goals are met while complying with New York State and federal health requirements. This position is based out of our Williamsburg location. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with executive staff to maintain a high standard of food and service and to ensure that the kitchen operates as per upper management’s vision and standards
  • Oversee day to day kitchen operations for all aspects of food production related to private events
  • Assist with the development of menus while working with event team and upper management for suggestions and needs
  • Consistently execute and oversee production of menu
  • Assist as needed with food purchasing and inventory control
  • Attend weekly BoH/FoH events meetings
  • Manage back of house personnel, including full-time and freelance cooks, ensuring they comply with management protocols
  • Provide culinary leadership to staff
  • Oversee portion control and food presentation
  • Expedite and manage back of house staff during key events
  • Responsible for maintaining back of house compliance with Department of Health standards
  • Conduct regular food safety walkthroughs
  • Assist with wine bar-related tasks such as ordering and prep on occasion
  • Work with senior management to ensure excellent client experiences

Requirements

  • At least 5 years professional NYC kitchen experience
  • Extensive experience with wedding and corporate catering
  • Excellent management and delegation skills
  • Positive and constructive attitude during service and able to maintain composure and lead through example
  • Must be able to provide examples and explanations of how administrative duties (scheduling, prep sheets, order sheets) are built and maintained
  • Keep a clean and orderly kitchen
  • Hold a NYC Department of Health certificate

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Brooklyn Winery is seeking freelance event cooks! We are an urban winery, small plates restaurant, and incredibly busy event venue! Brooklyn Winery books over 200 events per year and we rely on a core team of freelance chefs to work alongside our small full-time staff. We specialize in upscale New American cuisine served family style, as well as cocktail parties and stationary buffet-style events. Learn all aspects of our on-site event kitchen! Most shifts include prep and service. Competitive salary dependent on experience. Weekend availability preferred. This position is based out of our Williamsburg location. 

Must have the following:

  • At least one year experience in an NYC restaurant or catering business
  • Strong knife skills a must (This includes owning your own knives)
  • Attention to detail and ability to follow recipes
  • Flawless track record with attendance
  • Strong team-working skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Food handler's safety certified a plus
  • Neat, quick and efficient worker

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Brooklyn Winery, an urban winery in the heart of Williamsburg, is currently hiring for a multi tiered position- the ideal candidate will have a solid service background, experience working large events, and a comprehensive knowledge of wine and the winemaking process. 

We are looking for someone who is positive, detail-oriented, has an engaging personality and is enthusiastic about wine.  Seeking someone to join our team immediately. 

Please send your resume and cover letter to apply. Apply by sending your resume to [email protected].

BKW by Brooklyn Winery is looking for motivated professionals to join the team at our new restaurant on Franklin Ave. in Crown Heights.

We are excited to be a part of the neighborhood. We are serving in a relaxed yet refined setting, alongside a strong wine list and craft cocktails. Ideal candidates should have solid NYC fine dining experience, be creative, and be interested in a serious commitment to a growing company. 

Accepting applications for : Full-Time and Part-Time Servers

Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in a NYC fine dining or casual/fine dining establishment with solid food knowledge and a basic understanding of wine and spirits.

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