What Do Chef de Cuisines Do?
In finer dining restaurants, the chef de cuisine is in charge of all kitchen operations from creating the menu to overseeing product and prep work to creating and conducting the final examination of plates to be sent out to guests. The chef typically has one or more assistant chefs (sous chefs) to assist with these tasks, as well as help supervise cooks and other kitchen personnel. Successful chefs de cuisine must effectively source the necessary food supplies required for their menus, as well a…Read more
- Supervise kitchen staff, overseeing food production and ensuring compliance to recipes and health regulations.
- Conduct quality checks of food products, both received and cooked, and monitor sanitation practices.
- Participate in recipe and menu development, training staff on food production procedures.
- Manage food and labor costs, purchase supplies, and track inventory.