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Head Chef

Company: Lindblad Expeditions
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

WHO WE ARELindblad Expeditions is the pioneer in the Expedition Travel space, from taking the first citizen explorers to Antarctica in 1966, to opening the Galapagos and Easter Island to tourism in 1967, to leading the first tourist expedition through the Northwest Passage in 1984, to launching our innovative partnership with National Geographic in 2004. Now taking nearly 25,000 guests per year to some of the world's most remote and pristine locations on our fleet of 15 ships, we do whatever it takes to ensure our guests experience the "Exhilaration of Discovery".ABOUT THE ROLEThe Head Chef will be responsible for all aspects of the food service operation including the administrative and technical duties required to provide our guests and crew with high quality cuisine. He or she will also be responsible to supervise the duties of all other galley personnel. The galley will operate under the rules and regulations of the Center for Disease Control Vessel Sanitation program.This position works 12 hours per day on split shifts to cover the responsibilities, approximately 2 months on, 1 month off rotational schedule.RESPONSIBILITIES:DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONSCompletion of formal training at a culinary school preferred.Minimum of 2 years' experience managing a culinary team on board passenger ships preferredAbility to do the "hands on" part of the operation, and successfully complete any admin work required around it.Good time management skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.Ability to get along with co-workers.Ability to communicate successfully with galley team members; and office personnel.Support, develop, and promote a healthy and professional team environment.Responsible for training and guiding others and reviewing their work.Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations.Ability to have guest interaction and communicate with them the vision of the department, and programMust have the ability to work on their feet in a galley of high temperature for 10-12 hours a day for the duration of the rotation.Chefs must also be able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.Chefs must be able to stay calm and clear headed under stressful situationsLicenses/CertificatesCurrent First Aid/CPR certification required.STCW Basic Safety Training preferred.STCW Crowd Management preferred.Vessel Sanitation Public Health (CDC) preferred.What We OfferTarget base salary for this role based on experience and vessel: $260 $305 daily rate + bonusVacation Pay (10% of the daily rate for each day worked)7 Paid HolidaysHealth insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision401(k) plan with employer matchRoom and board when scheduledTravel Day PayTravel Expenses PaidTravel benefits for employees and their familyUniforms ProvidedTraining OpportunitiesShort PayEmergency Coverage Pay*A condition for employment at Lindblad Expeditions is proof of COVID-19 vaccine. Candidate must be fully vaccinated prior to the first day of employment.Communication SkillsUsing the English language, this person must have the ability to read, write, and comprehend policies, legal guidelines, correspondence, and memos. Must also possess the ability to effectively communicate-both in writing and orally-with a professional demeanor.PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear. The employee will also be required to write and type. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.COMPENSATION STATEMENTLindblad Expeditions determines the pay for positions using local, national, and industry-specific survey data. We evaluate external equity and the cost of labor/prevailing wage index in the relative marketplace for jobs directly comparable to jobs within our company. Our posted salary range is based on national data and may be refined for a candidate's region/town/cost of living.For new hires, we strive to make competitive offers allowing the new employee room for future growth. Salaries will be based on the applicant's location, level of experience, education, and specialized knowledge and skills. An employee/candidate with a stronger skill set will receive higher pay.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER STATEMENTAt Lindblad Expeditions, we simply could not do our work without the diverse kaleidoscope of humanity that creates and delivers our remarkable offerings across the planet. As a Company that respects and celebrates the inherent diversity in the places we explore, we recognize the need to mirror that same diversity and all the interconnected perspectives within our organization. We are committed to building a community of different genders, races, ages, sexual orientations, chosen identities, and countries of origin where every person brings their whole self to work and whose skills, talents, and abilities are valued. We believe we can explore further and in a more meaningful way by actively creating a more diverse and inclusive organization where everyone feels they belong.Lindblad Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals seeking employment at Lindblad Expeditions are considered without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetics, marital status, pregnancy, unemployment status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, or veteran status.

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