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Careers

At Cafe Alfresco, we are always looking for talented individuals to work with us. We are committed to fostering a positive working environment built upon respect, a commitment to excellence, and pride in our restaurant.  Our goal is to provide a workplace where our employees have the opportunity to grow and learn from our team of chefs and managers.

If you are a self-starter who is detail oriented, committed to excellence, and passionate about food and service, please submit your resume via the online application form.

Current Job Openings

Position: Lead Cook

Company: Café Alfresco Restaurant

Summary:

Cafe Alfresco is looking for a professional Lead Cook who is enthusiastic about using their culinary skills to make unique cuisine and sharing it with our guests. The ideal candidate will also employ their managerial skills to manage the kitchen staff in the procurement, production, preparation, and presentation of food. The Lead is a team leader in delivering a guest-centric dining experience at “Tampa Bay’s Best Waterfront Restaurant.”

Primary Duties:

  • Hire, train, supervise, and coach all kitchen and cleaning staff towards performance excellence.
  • Supervise and produce menu items that meet/exceed our quality standards and portion sizes, both in taste and in presentation.
  • Resourcefully solve any issues as they arise and take control of any problematic situation.
  • Manage and schedule the sanitation/maintenance of the kitchen equipment and related areas to ensure
    a safe and healthy work environment that meets/exceeds regulatory and ownership standards.
  • Assist Cafe Alfresco Manager in the creation, costing and implementation of new delicious seasonal/special menu items suitable for our fine dining reputation.
  • Monitor, analyze and control labor and food costs within budget while maintaining quality
    standards, using our ordering system.
  • Schedule working shifts to successfully meet the needs of our restaurant and banquet operations.
  • Take on the primary duties of the Cafe Alfresco Manager during absence.
  • Perform any other task as assigned for the successful operation of the back of the house.

Qualifications:

  • Ideal candidate will be People-focused, while being reserve in nature
  • Helpful, “service” orientation
  • Strong focus on repeatable, high-quality results.
  • Communicate in a factual, polite, and professional in nature need to speak with great specificity to facilitate communication with all kitchen and dining staff, guests, and restaurant management.
  • Proven experience as a Lead Cook in a high-volume casual dining restaurant for a minimum of two (2) years.
  • Able to work effectively and maintain composure in a fast paced, challenging work environment under time constraints.
  • Communicate in a factual, polite, and professional in nature need to speak with great specificity to facilitate communication with all kitchen and dining staff, guests, and restaurant management.
  • Advance knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession including the ability to resolve complex problems in food management.
  • Proven leadership skills to hire, develop and motivate kitchen staff to create an excellent guest experience.
  • Flexible and dependable to work full-time shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program is highly desirable. High school graduate or GED
  • Able to Lift 40 lbs.

Position: Dishwasher

Company: Café Alfresco

Reports to: Executive Chef

Classification: Non-Exempt Hourly

Salary Range: $13.50 – $15.00

Summary:

Café Alfresco is looking for Dishwashers who are passionate about keeping the back of the house clean and sanitized. The ideal candidate will take pride in maintaining the kitchen area and all the equipment in a sanitary and safe manner. As a Dishwasher, you are an integral part of the team delivering a guest-centric dining experience in one of Dunedin’s finest restaurants!

Primary Duties:

  • Maintain a clean and sanitized kitchen, including walls and floors.
  • Ensure there are always enough clean dishes, glasses, and utensils, especially during peak hours.
  • Wash specific items by hand (i.e., wooden cutting boards, large pots and delicate China)
  • Store all kitchen ware in their proper places.
  • Remove trash regularly.
  • Ensure machines are clean and in proper working order and report any technical/performance issues.
  • Assist in daily kitchen and food preparation.
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned for the successful operation of the restaurant.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED is a plus.
  • This is an entry level position but previous experience as a Dishwasher is highly desirable.
  • Positive attitude with attention to detail and sanitation procedures.
  • Works well in a fast-paced environment and able to stand and move for over eight (8) hours.
  • Flexible and dependable to work full-time shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be able to communicate and follow orders in English.
Position: Line Cook

Company: Café Alfresco

Summary:

Responsible for all grilled, broiled, roasted or fried items prepared in the kitchen. Portioning food items prior to cooking of what is on menu. Assist in banquet preparation and cooking. Cooks vegetables. Other duties include carving, plating and garnishing dishes. Assist in soup and sauce making. Responsible for maintaining a sanitary kitchen work station and food storage area.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Complies with quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures.
  • Identifies and select cuts of meat, poultry, shellfish, fish, game or vegetables used in preparation of menu items.
  • Prepares garnishes for broiled and roasted dishes.
  • Prepares other items needed at broiler station such as vegetables, starches, appetizers or desserts that may be glazed in broiler.
  • Sets up and maintain soups throughout the day, as well as appropriate garnishes.
  • Broil and plate meats, poultry, shellfish, fish, game or vegetables, along with appropriate garnish.
  • Roasts, carves and plates meats, poultry, shellfish, fish, game or vegetables.
  • Maintains a sanitary work environment including areas where food is prepared and stored.
  • Selects and uses knives, hand tools, utensils and equipment to cut, slice, broil, roast, carve, skewer, garnish foods. Maintains holding temperature for foods, grills, or otherwise produces food in the broiler station.
  • Assist in any other capacity required in the operation.
  • Tastes all food prepared to ensure flavor, texture and consistency and see that items meet established quality standards.
  • Must be available to work all shifts as scheduled.
  • Perform any other task that is assigned for the successful operations of the company.

Qualifications:

High School graduate (GED), degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program is desirable. Minimum of 1 year in a food preparation position in a restaurant setting.

Physical Demands:

Must be able to speak clearly and listen attentively to guests, managers, employees, dining room staff ; stand and move about the kitchen for periods over 8 hours. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds in weight. Must have good sense of smell, taste, site and touch to understand foods and presentation. possess finger dexterity to use small tools adeptly; read and follow written instructions; possess good smell and taste abilities and be able to do repetitive motions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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