(231) 383-5156Elberta, Michigan 49628

Crystal Lake Catering Company’s Chef

The Crystal Lake Catering Company’s



Job Description

Full-time position from mid- May through mid-October. You are expected to assist in the creation of, or simply create menus from scratch, the preparation and the service of the food for all special events.

As chef of the catering company, you are expected to prepare and manage the preparation of food for our special events. This includes the prep cooking in our commercial kitchen as well as the on-site cooking necessary for each menu.

As the chef of Crystal Lake Catering Co., you set the standard of quality, not only, in the food, but in the working environment as well. We expect top quality food as well as kind, courteous and professional interaction with employees and customers alike. You must be proactive, when ever possible, and reactive in a way that is positive and productive. You must perform professionally, swiftly and accurately as you manage a number of daily responsibilities and tasks with limited errors.

Responsibilities, but not limited to:

  • Recruiting, hiring, training, scheduling and managing culinary staff

  • Planning, preparing and directing the preparation of food

  • Creating and modifying new and current menus

  • Determining food costs and food prices

  • Striving to achieve profitable food and labor costs

  • Maintaining clean and functional culinary equipment and kitchen

  • Prepare and store food that complies with the Michigan Health Dept.

Expectations, but not limited to:

  • Develop and maintain a professional and positive working environment

  • Maintain food and labor costs at roughly 24% -to- 32% of gross sales

  • Properly label and store food so that it is served in its optimal condition

  • Keep up with ever changing food trends and best practices

Compensation Package

Rate of Pay

  • Commensurate with experience and skill level

Profit Share

An open book policy. Monthly share of the profit paid in the second pay period of each month

Bonuses based upon empirical data from monthly profit and loss statements

  • Food costs

  • Labor Costs

  • Gross Sales

  • Employee retention

  • Paperwork

Stock Option

  • 20% of each paycheck can be converted to stock in The Crystal Lake Catering Co.

Optional business deductions from salary can include and not limited to:

  • Monthly expense account for dinning out under Research & Development

  • Mileage expense under Mileage

  • Housing expense under Housing


  • Meal Plan: Each shift you work you are eligible for a free meal.

  • Optional Research & Development expense account

  • Optional Mileage expense account