Catering Production Manager - #110745


Date: 3 weeks ago
City: Lake Cowichan, BC
Contract type: Full time

Posted on March 31, 2024

Job Description

Mensch Kitchen and Catering is the premier farm to table catering company operating throughout Vancouver Island, offering a mix of corporate and event catering, as well as online retail goods. Our production kitchen is in Lake Cowichan. We source the majority of our produce and meat from within the Cowichan Valley and make strong efforts to support our local Vancouver Island producers.

Every event we cater contributes to our efforts in cultivating a circular economy and strengthening community resilience. We strive to create unique and sophisticated seasonal menus and provide excellent food experiences for our clients.

The production manager plays a central role in Mensch’s success. They are responsible for constructing weekly prep lists based on our event sheets, ensuring that our team maintains pace and meets standards, and supervising event packing and organisation. This role reports directly to the co-owner and executive chef of Mensch Kitchen and Catering.

Ideal candidate would have 5+ years experience in kitchens working with whole ingredients and scratch cooking, a positive attitude and is excited to work with the highest quality locally sourced ingredients. Strong organizational skills are a must. Candidate must have reliable transportation and be able to commute to Lake Cowichan.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

About you:

You have a positive attitude and passion for working with high quality ingredients
You can communicate consistently with team members and Chef
You have 5+ years of experience in kitchens and have strong knife skills
You are a strong worker with sense of urgency and a team mentality
You have strong time management skills
You can prepare items as per prep list and daily requirements.
Always ensures the highest standard of cleanliness, and works proactively to reduce waste, while maintaining the highest quality of food served.
You understand inventory management and workflow.
You have a Foodsafe certificate
Prepared for physical requirements of kitchen duties. (Heavy lifting and full shifts on your feet)
You have reliable transportation and are flexible with scheduling within reason.

Position details:
The production manager is responsible for completion of required items on a daily and weekly basis
The production manager will work with our executive chef to build out and prioritize weekly prep lists and place orders
The production manager will ensure consistency in final items as Mensch standards
The production manager will be required to work independently
The production manager will communicate with team members to ensure prep items are completed in their absence, and hold the team accountable to Mensch’s standards and expectations.
The production manager will follow recipes and maintain Mensch’s standards
The production manager will aid in packing and loading for events
The production manager will clearly label and organize event prep throughout the week
The production manager will be responsible for inventory management of produce, frozen and pantry items
The production manager will be responsible for organizing refrigerated and frozen product
The production manager will assist with placing, receiving and stocking product orders
The production manager will contribute to menu development in takeout and frozen/pantry offerings
The production manger will supervise the Post Event Sanitation team (schedule dependent)



Other Perks/Benefits
  • Access to a $3000 per year PHSP plan (to be used for dental, vision, extended health and more) after three months of employment
  • Staff meal every shift
  • One paid volunteer day each year
  • Staff Referral Bonusses
  • Staff Discount
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