Catering Chef

February 23, 2024
March 23, 2024
Temporary to Permanent
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Job Description:

Goodwin William Staffing is seeking an experienced Catering Chef to join our team to work with one of our clients in Charlottesville, VA. The Catering Chef will be responsible for cooking and preparing food according to recipes and production guidelines while adhering to food safety, food handling, and sanitation procedures. They will safely handle knives as well as equipment such as grills, fryers, ovens, broilers, etc...

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare and cook a variety of food according to guidelines and standardized recipes
  • Set up workstation with all needed ingredients and equipment
  • Prepare ingredients by measuring, weighing, mixing, chopping, trimming, and peeling food items
  • Safely utilizes a variety of utensils including knives
  • Operate equipment such as ovens, stoves, slicers, mixers, etc.
  • Bake, roast, broil, steam, and use a variety of cooking methods on meat, vegetables, and other foods
  • Arrange, garnish, and portion food according to established guidelines
  • Properly store food by adhering to food safety policies and procedures
  • Clean and sanitize work areas, equipment, and utensils
  • Maintain excellent customer service and positive attitude towards guest, customers, clients, co­-workers, etc...
  • Adhere to safety policies and procedures including proper food safety and sanitation
  • Ensure security of company assets
  • Other duties and tasks as assigned

Hours will vary.

Rate of pay is $18 - $20 per hour based on experience.


  • Experience as a Catering Chef or in a related role required
  • Proven knowledge of the basic principles of food preparation, various cooking methods, and food safety regulations such as proper food handling, sanitation, and storage
  • Must be able to obtain food safety certification; ServSafe certification a plus
  • Demonstrates basic math and counting skills
  • Demonstrates interpersonal and communication skills; both written and verbal
  • Requires occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling of at least 25 lbs

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