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Job Description:

• Culinary Experience: 2 years (Preferred)
• Criminal background check (Preferred)

Full Job Description
The Volunteer Princess, Knoxville’s premier dining vessel is back under new ownership and the same great management and recruiting for the position of Head Chef. All food is cooked and prepared fresh on board. Looking for someone with creative ideas and who can bring first class dining to the operation. Duties to include: performing daily culinary responsibilities, preparing lunch and dinner cruises as well as private functions. Must be able to manage timing, quantities and multiple tasks. Creativity is key, as it’s a small space to work in. Looking for a leader who helps watch the company’s bottom line in controlling food costs.
Must have the ability to prepare and cook food according to recipes and quality standards, with the opportunity for some personal creativity to create menus year-round for events held on the boat. Duties also include interacting with customers, bartending and other front of the house duties as needed. This candidate is responsible for organization of workflow in the kitchen and maintaining maximum efficiency while controlling the budget. Responsible for hygiene and maintaining food standards in all stages of food handling. Serv Safe certified is required.
Must be a self-starter, problem solver and work well with fellow team members. Position is responsible for all aspects of the kitchen from start to finish. Ideal candidate is someone friendly and personable with guests as guests like to interact with the chef as part of the entire dining experience. Someone with enthusiasm, drive and passion for the service industry. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully assist in managing the team in delivering outstanding service is essential to the role.
Position reports directly to the GM. Candidate must pass pre-employment background and drug screen and remain drug free as all employees are apart of the maritime consortium and will be randomly tested throughout the year. Hours vary and include days, evenings and holidays. Experience with food ordering, inventory and quality control, experience with food vendors and minimum 2 years restaurant experience required.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $15.00 - $25.00 per hour

• Employee discount
• Paid time off

• 10 hour shift
• 8 hour shift
• Holidays
• Monday to Friday
• Night shift
• Weekends

Supplemental Pay:
• Tips

COVID-19 considerations:
The Volunteer Princess requires all staff and guests to wear a mask, there is health screenings for all employees, enhanced cleaning protocols and sanitation stations set up throughout the boat.

• Culinary Experience: 2 years (Preferred)
• Food Ordering & Control: 2 years (Preferred)

This Company Describes Its Culture as:
• Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
• Outcome-oriented -- results-focused with strong performance culture
• Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
• People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
• Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative


Volunteer Princess Cruises
956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville TN 37915

Contact Information:

Chris LeMasurier
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