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The award winning Alpino Vino is seeking an Executive Chef. We are looking for the next great talent to lead our kitchen toward culinary brilliance. This will be the most dynamic role you will ever have. Our kitchen sits just below 12,000 feet and is located in the basement of a 1,200 square foot mining cabin. Our chef will learn to brave the elements, drive a snowmobile and deal with remote logistics all while maintaining the culinary excellence that has led to this locations tremendous reputation. Our candidate must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience leading a high end Italian kitchen, a love of the outdoors and passion for their craft.
Do you have what it takes to run the highest fine dining elevation kitchen in North America? Then we look forward to hearing from you.
This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. A well-suited candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them.
The chef’s style is purposeful and directed at getting things done quickly. There is a great deal of challenge and pressure, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination.
The position requires a self-disciplined person who can handle details as long as they are only an intermittent aspect of the job, and not the primary responsibility. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. There is a strong demand for high quality, organized and repeatable results. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring rapid shifts in priorities.
This is primarily a task-focused job, requiring a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration.
The Job Characteristics
Pace and Variety of Activities Faster-than-average pace; ability to learn quickly, thoroughly, and in detail Must recognize and adjust to change There is considerable variety in the work
Focus Strategic, big-picture thinking backed by an added focus on the tactical aspects of the work Setting and achieving specific standards for self and for others; an emphasis on schedule and quality Primarily task-focused, with some action-oriented collaboration required occasionally
Decision-Making Seeks and accepts decision authority & responsibility Will effectively weigh risk against the benefit; while not cautious, a calculated decision maker An independent decision maker, will occasionally utilize team consensus or collaboration
Communication and Collaboration Requires a lively and incisive communicator, more authoritative than persuasive in style A stimulating influence on others, while being firm, direct, and self-assured in dealing with them Some collaboration within own team but a more independent style in general
Delegation and Leadership Style Prefers to delegate routine detail work; will follow up closely and critically for standards and schedule Capable of delegating some authority, with close follow-up and control Maintains control of overall agenda, includes others in a task-focused manner Creates a disciplined processThe Job Duties and Responsibilities.
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