Employment Opportunity and job seekers

Employment Opportunity and job seekers

Bella Collina in the Central Florida area is looking for a Sous Chef. Listed below are the requirements: JOB SUMMARY: Assist the Executive Chef as “second-in-command” of the culinary team supervising food production for all food outlets, banquet events and other functions of the club. Daily responsibilities include supervising culinary personnel, assisting with food production ensuring quality and sanitation standards and controlling food cost. This Sous Chef position provides the opportunity to utilize your skills and creativity to continuously improve our standards in a growing environment.
Assist the Executive Chef with employee training and professional development, Jonas reports, schedules, monthly inventory, menu planning, pricing and designs, create recipes, cost controls, food and supply requisitions and other administrative duties.

  • Prepares, supervises and manages the daily preparation of soups, sauces, proteins and other foods to ensure proper portion sizes, cooking methods, food quality, flavor, plate appeal and garnishing as prescribed by standardized recipes and banquet orders.
  • Assumes complete charge of the kitchen in the absence of the Executive Chef.
  • Helps to adjust staffing for maximum productivity without neglecting quality.
  • Consults with dining service personnel during daily line-ups.
  • Maintain safety and sanitation of kitchen and storage areas including equipment, food, and supply inventories.
  • Properly procure deliveries accepting only quality products and ensure correct storage.
  • Assist food outlets during peak service hours.
  • Coordinate buffet presentations and manage banquet food service.
  • Continually check “mise en place” before and during service and inspect presentation of food items to insure that quality standards are being met.
  • Reports all Member/Guest complaints to Chef and assists in resolving complaints.
  • Makes recommendations for maintenance, repair and upkeep of the kitchen and equipment.
  • Submits ideas for future goals, operational improvements, and personnel management to Executive Chef.
  • Maintain professional standards and codes of conduct as set forth by the Executive Chef and company handbook.
  • Assists with other duties as instructed by Executive Chef.


  • A.O.S. in Culinary Arts preferred with at least 2 years of Sous Chef or supervisory experience, preferably in a fine dining/country club environment.
  • Experience in employee training and retention.
  • Knowledgeable in HACCP and health department regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Possess passion for quality food and fresh ingredients with excellent cooking techniques.
  • Knowledgeable in classical and current cooking methods.
  • Possess mathematical skills to compute costs and prepare reports.
  • Computer literate in Excel and point of sale systems with a strong understanding of food management and basic accounting programs.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, without compromising food quality.
  • Basic English language communication skills with ability to follow written and oral instructions.
  • Pleasant personality, team-oriented work ethics and professional appearance.
  • Ability to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

Contact: Jeff Clark, Executive Chef The Club at Bella Collina 16355 Vetta Drive Montverde, FL 34756 407.469.4926 Direct 407.469.4900 Main 407.469.4010 Fax jclark@bellacollina.com www.bellacollina.com
Lake County School’s are looking for a Culinary Instructor for their high school program. The position is available at Umatilla High School.  The applicant should be either a certified Chef de Cuisine (or working towards certification) or higher and have at least 6 years of industry experience.  Send your resume to the Principal at Umatilla High School.  His email is CampbellR@lake.k12.fl.us. Also copy Dr. Maggie Teacher, Director of Career & Technical Education at teachoutm@lake.k12.fl.us  You are required to apply on line at www.lake.k12.fl.us
Chef relocating to South Florida in the market for a new career opportunity and was hoping you might take a moment to check out my resume at www.MarkSchoenberg.com.  I’m seeking a Director level Food & Beverage or Operations position; preferably in South Florida (although willing to relocate for the right opportunity).   It will only take a minute and I’d be very appreciative.     Mark Schoenberg Web: www.MarkSchoenberg.com Email: maschoenberg@yahoo.com Cell: (561) 214-0041
Also, view our new employment opportunities section on our web page at www.gulftolakeschefs.com

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