The Executive Chef of Mama Shelter is responsible for managing the kitchen staff as well as directing the preparation of all meals while upholding the kitchen to the highest standards of cleanliness and food quality to ensure guest satisfaction. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Establishes and ensures quality of food, preparation, food appearance, cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance. Ensures the restaurant(s) level A grading per the Los Angeles County of restaurant grading standards. Collaborates with executive team to develop recipes and select recipes for the restaurant operation. Participates in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development. Collaborates with executive team in areas such as plate presentation, special event menu planning and the design of new service areas. Collaborates with executive team in creating menus and events for promotional activities and projects in and around the hotel. Standardizes the production of recipes as to ensure the guest is offered a quality product at all times. Collaborates with the executive team to staff for the restaurant operation. Designs and implements training program for kitchen staff. Conducts employee performance evaluations and discipline communications. Makes food purchases and requisitions. Estimates food cost and consumption. Ensures food and labor costs stay within budgeted guidelines. Collaborates with executive team to plan and price all menu items. Ensures all kitchen equipment works and is maintained properly. Promotes compliance with all legal workplace standards and guidelines. Ensures kitchen employees practice proper safety techniques to minimize workplace injuries. Other duties as assigned.