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WACO Aircraft is home of the most passionate individuals in the aerospace industry. We pride ourselves for sharing our passion for creating unique aircraft with the world, and for providing value to surrounding businesses, communities and the aviation industry as a whole. Our team of skilled artisans handcrafts 1930's era biplanes with a modern twist - Increased performance, state-of-the-art technology, enhanced comfort, and modern safety features. 

 

We are in the process of transforming our current 30,000 square foot facility into 116,500 square feet – approximately four times larger!  Not only will this expansion allow us to increase our aircraft production and service capabilities, it will also allow our guests to enjoy a brand new FBO featuring a deluxe lounge with café nook, private offices, pilot lounge & TV room, snooze room, as well as private restrooms with showers. Located just above our new FBO will be the home of WACO Kitchen - a unique dining experience overlooking the airport runway. With entrances from both the road and ramp, WACO Kitchen will be open to all. Along with catering services, this upscale and modern space will also be available for private events. 

 

With the increased capabilities of our new facility, we are looking to add passionate and team-oriented individuals to our motivated organization. If you are a qualified candidate and dream of a positive and fun work environment, along with incredible benefits and excellent work/life balance, please submit the application at the bottom of this page. 

Current Openings:

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WACO KITCHEN

Restaurant Operations Manager

 

WACO Aircraft in Battle Creek, MI has a unique opportunity available to start up and manage the operations of WACO Kitchen - a newly constructed restaurant overlooking the runway at Battle Creek Executive Airport.  

 

The vision of WACO Kitchen is to provide value to surrounding communities, businesses, and transient pilots - by offering a unique venue with a nutritious fusion of American & European cuisine. This upscale and modern space will accommodate up to 98 individuals and will also be utilized for catering and private events. 

 

Building occupancy is scheduled for mid-September 2020, with a grand opening planned 6-8 weeks post-occupancy. This position is open immediately to allow time for health department regulations, logistics, menu, point-of-sale, food sourcing, staffing and training implementation. 

 

Join our growing team to develop and implement restaurant processes as well as oversee daily restaurant operations in both front and back of the house. If you are an enthusiastic, talented, dynamic manager with previous experience in restaurant operations and start-ups, we strongly urge you to apply.

 

Restaurant Manager Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee restaurant operations, including guest relations, coordination of seating, table setting and decorations and staff

  • Recruit, train, and supervise front-of-house staff (barista/barkeeper, wait staff)

  • Make sure that all staff adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations to ensure a clean and sanitary work station/kitchen (HACCP)

  • Manage the budget in accordance with the general manager and keep relevant statistical and financial records

  • Ensure that the restaurant complies with all health, safety, and licensing regulations

  • Create employee schedules to ensure adequate staffing at all times (shift plans)

  • Handle paperwork (mail, complaints, questions, and suggestions etc.) and other administrative duties

  • Resolve issues as they arise so that customers continue to receive their orders in a timely and high-quality manner 

  • Maintain beverage stock levels in accordance with the head wait staff and barista/barkeeper and supervise order of supplies/drinks

  • Direct monthly inventory of alcoholic and soft drinks, coffee and tea stocks in accordance with head wait staff

  • Collaborate with the head chef and general manager to align restaurant operations with the overarching goals of the company

  • Maintain vendor relationships and re-evaluate partnerships if necessary

  • Comply with company values and follow guidelines of company image

  • Plan staff meetings 

 

Restaurant Manager Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate or bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of experience in a restaurant with at least 3 years in supervisory roles

  • High energy mentality, very customer-service oriented - “WE LOVE OUR CUSTOMERS”

  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

  • Able to stand for extended periods 

  • Ability to remain productive and multitask under pressure 

  • Flexible schedule

  • Strong attention to detail and aesthetic awareness (table setting, presentation, decor)

  • Creative and initiative mindset

  • Positive, solution-based outlook & familiar with no-blame culture

WACO KITCHEN

Head Chef

 

WACO Aircraft in Battle Creek, MI has a unique Head Chef opportunity available for WACO Kitchen - a newly constructed restaurant overlooking the runway at Battle Creek Executive Airport.  

 

The vision of WACO Kitchen is to provide value to surrounding communities, businesses, and transient pilots - by offering a unique venue with a nutritious fusion of American & European cuisine. This upscale and modern space will accommodate up to 98 individuals and will also be utilized for catering and private events. 

 

Building occupancy is scheduled for mid-September 2020, with a grand opening planned 6-8 weeks post-occupancy. This position is open immediately to allow time for menu planning, food sourcing, inventory, staffing and training implementation. 

 

Join our growing team to oversee kitchen operations - including food sourcing, preparation, cooking, staffing, training, etc. If you are an enthusiastic, talented, dynamic cook with significant Head/Sous Chef experience, we strongly urge you to apply.

 

Head Chef Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct and oversee kitchen operations, including vendor orders, food preparation, cooking, banquets & caterings and cleanup 

  • Assign tasks; supervise chefs and cooks in the preparation and presentation of food

  • Maintain control of the kitchen to ensure that all tasks are carried out efficiently and effectively

  • Resolve issues as they arise so that customers continue to receive their orders in a timely and high-quality manner

  • Make sure that all kitchen and wait staff adhere to food safety and hygiene regulations to ensure a clean and sanitary kitchen (HACCP)

  • Plan monthly specials and set prices, making adjustments as needed based on the seasonal availability of ingredients

  • Carry out daily inspections of raw and cooked food items and schedule taste tests with kitchen team to guarantee that the highest quality products are prepared and served to customers

  • Collaborate with the restaurant manager and general manager to align kitchen operations with the overarching goals of the company

  • Direct monthly inventory of pantry, stock and perishable goods 

  • Maintain vendor relationships and re-evaluate partnerships if necessary

  • Recruit, hire, and train chefs, cooks, and kitchen staff

  • Maintain kitchen equipment; schedule repairs and additional maintenance as needed

  • Comply with company values and follow guidelines of company image

 

Head Chef Requirements and Qualifications

  • Associate degree in culinary arts preferred

  • 3+ years of experience in a back-of-house management position

  • Significant experience as a head chef, in addition to experience as a sous chef or line cook, preferably with abroad/overseas experience

  • Interest in or partial knowledge of nutrition and health benefits of certain food groups, organic foods, superfoods, plant-based diets, and dietary trends

  • Awareness of and interest in international cuisine and familiar with international cooking standards

  • Ability to remain productive and multitask under pressure 

  • Kitchen-sustainability and food-waste-prevention awareness 

  • Strong attention to detail and aesthetic awareness (food plating, garnishing, presentation)

  • Creative and initiative mindset

  • Positive, solution-based outlook & familiar with no-blame culture

 
 
 

WACO Aircraft Corporation in Battle Creek, MI is Hiring

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