Hiring multiple positions!
Company: Abby's Catering
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Part Time, General, Restaurant / Foodservice
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 2/21/2019
JOB DESCRIPTION:

Abby’s Catering in currently seeking:

 

Chef

Line/Prep Cook

 

Pastry Cook

 

Cold Room Food Assembler

 

Dishwasher

 

Food Safety & Quality Technician

 

 

Abby’s Catering has been providing one-of-a-kind culinary and hospitality experience since opening in 1980. Our customers are high profile passengers visiting or residing in Houston. Celebrities, government officials, head of states, secretaries, industry leaders, all traveling out of Houston aboard private, corporate, and commercial aircrafts are part of Abby’s valued circle of customers. Abby’s also provides exclusive gourmet delights for corporate offices, private and corporate events.

 

Abby’s Catering strongly promotes and cultivates its company core values. It is necessary for all employees to internalize the company core values. The company hires, promotes, and terminated based on the core values. It is expected that these company core values are practiced day in day out by each employee. By living these company core values we’re creating a very strong company culture with extreme creative and productive teams, that will increase the company’s’ efficiency, promote growth, and consequently guarantee our employments.


(the easiest way to remember the 5 company core values) CATCH

  • Customer Driven
  • Accountability
  • Teamwork
  • Competitiveness
  • Honesty
JOB REQUIREMENTS:

CHEF

Responsibility:

  • Passion for gourmet food and providing the ultimate in customer service and delivering the highest quality out
    of the production kitchen.
  • Flexible work schedule: weekends, holidays, very early and late hours
  • Ensuring that all standards for food quality are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Keep all storage areas above hygiene standards and guarantee proper product rotation.
  • Proficient knowledge of food safety programs, cooking supplies and equipment.
  • Control overproduction and keep wastage to a minimum.
  • Detailed oriented with key focus on quality assurance and food safety guidelines.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess strong culinary skills in both hot and cold preparations.
  • Culinary Degree
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • Must be familiar and experienced with Sous Vide Techniques
  • Must possess a Food Manager Certification that is valid and recognized by the local authorities.
  • Must ensure the quality preparation of all menu items with a clear understanding of food fundamentals.
  • Three 3+ years hands on experience as a Chef or similar position within a high volume and complex culinary operation of a similar size and quality.
  • Firm in management of production sequences.
  • Complete knowledge of HACCP and food safety programs and food industry standards.
  • Availability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and able to work well under pressure in a fast pace environment.

 


LINE COOK

Responsibility:

  • Cooking and preparing all menu items in accordance standards set by the Chef
  • Stocking and maintaining enough levels of food on the line
  • Maintaining a clean and sanitary work environment
  • Ensuring that all standards for food quality are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Keep all storage areas above hygiene standards and guarantee proper product rotation.
  • Proficient knowledge of food safety programs, cooking supplies and equipment.
  • Control overproduction and keep wastage to a minimum.
  • Team player with a positive attitude, creative, leading by example, articulate, and energetic with excellent mentoring and coaching skills.
  • Flexible work schedule: weekends, holidays, very early and late hours (this is not a nine to five job)
  • Detailed oriented with key focus on quality assurance and food safety guidelines.
  • Effective communicator and demonstrator of company mission statement and core values while providing producing high-quality product.
  • Completes special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must possess strong culinary skills in both hot and cold preparations.
  • Degree in culinary science is a must or equivalent experience
  • Must be familiar and experienced with Sous Vide Techniques
  • Must possess a Food Manager Certification that is valid and recognized by the local authorities.
  • Must ensure the quality preparation of all menu items with a clear understanding of food fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of HACCP and food safety programs and food industry standards.
  • Ability to cultivate working relationship with customers.
  • Availability to handle numerous tasks simultaneously and able to work well under pressure in a fast pace environment.
  • Ability to be an effective communicator in a multi-cultural workforce is a plus.

 

PASTRY COOK
Our Pastry Chef ensures that Abby’s food creations are a ‘passport’ to a culinary journey of cultural and diverse preferences. Innovation, trend setting menus, highest customer satisfaction is the signature of Abby’s Catering. Our culinary team will make sure our customers enjoy an unforgettable dining experience.

Responsibility:

  • Produce bakery and pastry items as needed
  • Ensure that all plate presentation is professional and appealing to the eye.
  • Work with Pastry Chef, as necessary to ensure excellent service
  • Maintain a clean and orderly work area, in accordance with safety standards.
  • Ensure that food sanitation practices are followed.
  • Adhere to standard recipes and use recipe cards.
  • Notify the Pastry Chef of any maintenance issues immediately.
  • Participate in review banquet event orders, conduct daily inventories, fill out logs and checklists.
  • Exhibit extreme ownership
  • Adhere to all work rules, procedures and policies established by the company
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by Pastry Chef.

Qualifications:

  • Culinary degree or Equivalent Experience (Pastry)
  • Experience in the field of Pastry production
  • Proficiency in English (bilingual Engl./Span. is of advantage)
  • Working knowledge of customer service software, databases and tools
  • Strong client-facing and communication skills
  • Advanced troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills

 

COLD ROOM ASSEMBLER

Responsibility:

  • Prepares all cold food according to recipes, guidelines and standards set by the Standard Operation Procedures.
  • Prepare and coordinate orders to ensure they are cooked timely and with accuracy and prepared with the absolute highest quality of taste and presentation.
  • Common duties include cutting and chopping vegetables, slicing meat, making spreads, hors d’oeuvres, weighing and measuring ingredients, composing salads, making sandwiches, packaging foods, and other duties as needed.
  • Garnished (vegetables, herbs, fruit, dressings, sauces), portioning, labelling, accompaniments, serving items (spoons, glasses, cocktail sticks, plates).
  • Comply with all established health, sanitation and safety procedures.
  • Work in line with health and safety legislation and regulations, use of correct chopping boards, correct use of equipment, correct storage of goods, personal protective equipment (PPE), uniform, hygiene to prevent cross- contamination.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in food preparation in a fast paced, high volume environment.
  • Working knowledge of the fundamentals of cooking.
  • Able to work in high temperatures for eight hours or more (32° F to 40° F)
  • Ability to work eight-hour job, mostly stand up process with a very demanding fast paced work environment
  • Working knowledge of knives and knife skills, kitchen equipment like slicing machine, juicer, small wares etc.
  • Scheduler flexibility Work varied shifts, including weekends and holidays
  • Ability to understand Spanish
  • Ability to work under pressure and independently.
  • Desire to learn and improve culinary skills


SANITATION

Responsibilities:

  • Remove daily all trash and food waste from trays.
  • Carefully operate, load or unload dishwasher machine in accordance with established procedures to ensure highest quality results
  • Wash dishes, serving utensils and tray delivery carts by hand as required
  • Responsible to store correctly all dishes and silverware in proper locations
  • Accountable to assist and transport tray delivery carts to designated locations
  • Perform cleaning tasks such as: sweeping, mopping, cleaning exhaust hood, disposing of trash or waste, washing walls, and delivering cardboard boxes to recycling unit.

Requirements:

  • Must arrive to work on time and the proper working attire
  • Be able to work in hot and wet environment for long periods of time
  • Be able to lift, reach, bend and stoop
  • Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 8 hours)
  • Be able to safely lift bags, cases weighing up to 40 pounds up to 20 times per shift
  • Be able to safely lift stacks of plates weighing up to 30 pounds
  • Be able to use a mop, broom or squeegee as needed
  • Must have high sanitation standards including washing hands frequently throughout the shift
  • Must be able to understand / follow procedures for specific food preparation duties when required
  • Must have a valid food handler's certificate where required

 

FOOD SAFETY QUALITY TECHNICIAN

Requirements:

  • Works with the FSQ Manager to verify HACCP compliance for all AGC operation sites
  • Assist FSQ Manager preparing for 3rd party audits and accompany those physical audits
  • Conducts daily inspections to ensure compliance
  • Perform internal audits according to company standards and rate results
  • Reviews documents for HACCP and production completeness
  • Collects data for food safety traceability
  • Documents findings and results and keeps records accordingly
  • Develops corrective action plans with department managers
  • Oversees execution of corrective actions, coaches & counsels, recommends disciplinary actions as needed
  • Positively promotes high standards for food safety and quality
  • Conducts FSQ training to all employees
  • Performs cleaning verification using ATP swabs and other tests apply corrective actions based on results
  • Understands and complies with Abby's policies, safety standards, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
  • Food sampling for laboratory testing and making sure samples are collected timely and at right temperatures
  • Follows and maintains facility sanitation using the Master Sanitation Schedule and ensures implementation of correct procedures, including but not limited to:
  • Sanitation personnel training on sanitation standard operating procedures as well as proper chemical use
  • Coordinating, scheduling, and overseeing building porter crew
  • Willingness to learn and develop personally: e.g. further courses, seminars, and education

Qualifications:

  • Experience in the FSQ industry principals (food manufacturing)
  • Knowledge of HACCP plans
  • Experience in leading building porter teams
  • Servsafe Food Handler certified
  • Computer-oriented (specifically Excel, MS office)
  • Experienced in up-keeping and filing documentation
  • Customer service driven (ability to establish positive and long-lasting relationships with internal customers)
  • Strong food safety sense and implementation skills (adheres to all rules and regulations always)
  • Great leader, coach, mentor, and teacher (building the team, increasing the food safety standards)
ADDRESS:

Houston, TX 77032
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