The Naples Princess, Naples’s premier dining vessel is recruiting for the position of Head Chef. Looking for someone with creative ideas as all food is prepared fresh on board. Duties to include: performing daily culinary responsibilities, preparing lunch and/or dinner plated meals as well as buffets and preparations for private functions on the boat. Creativity is key, as it’s a small space to work in. Looking for a leader who helps watch the company’s bottom line in controlling food costs. Must be able to manage timing, quantities and multiple tasks.
Must have the ability to prepare and cook food according to recipes and quality standards, with the opportunity for some personal creativity to create menus year-round for events held on the boat. Duties also include interacting with customers, bartending and other front of the house duties. Candidate is responsible for organization of workflow in the kitchen and maintaining food standards in all stages of food handling. Serv Safe certified is required.
Must be a self started, problem solver and work well with fellow team members. Position is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen from start to finish. Ideal candidate is someone friendly and personable with guests as guests like to interact with the chef as apart of the entire dining experience. Someone with enthusiasm, drive and passion for the service industry. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully assist in managing the team in delivering outstanding service is essential to the role.
Position reports directly to the President. Candidate must pass pre-employment background and drug screen and must remain drug free as all employees are apart of the maritime consortium and will be randomly tested throughout the year. Hours vary and include days, evenings and holidays. Experience with food ordering, inventory, quality control and experience with food vendors as well as a minimum of 2 year experience required.
The Naples Princess is location near downtown Naples and provides an excellent work environment and competitive compensation. Candidate must pass pre-employment background and drug screen.