Requisition #
Date Posted:
09 / 11 / 2017
Store Number:

BBQ Chef



The barbecue chef will assist in the preparation, grilling, merchandising and sales of bistro foods for sale in the outdoor grill area of AJ’s Fine Foods.   
Responsibilities include: 

  • Working with the deli/bistro manager and/or executive chef to achieve the sales, presentation and customer service goals established for the department.
  • Planning and executing daily production and merchandising of barbecue and grilled items.
  • Answering phones and taking special orders.
  • Maintaining a positive and friendly attitude towards customers and fellow team members.
  • Engaging with customers through smiles and greetings, offering product information, providing selling suggestions and active sampling and always giving a genuine thank you.
  • Operating a cash register and/or register till to record customers’ purchases and transactions.
  • Facilitating catered events from their beginning to a happy conclusion.
  • Working with the executive chef or bistro manager on menu planning.
  • Planning, developing and presenting various menus, using a great deal of expertise and creativity.
  • Demonstrating excellent communications and salesmanship skills with customers.
  • Maintaining open communication with all members of the deli/bistro department, catering department, deli/bistro department manager, and executive chef.
  • Ensuring compliance with all state, county and local health department and weights and measures policies, laws and requirements.
  • Controlling food cost control shrink by monitoring production and implementing reworks.




Ability to:

  • Remain helpful, tactful and courteous at all times.
  • Be able to provide customers with excellent barbecue and grill product knowledge.
  • Be as salesperson, ready to provide customers with a meal solution.
  • Possess and use a keen sense of taste and smell.
  • Follow recipes as dictated by pre-set deli/bistro programs.
  • Display a passion/commitment for outstanding food preparation.
  • Experiment, to adapt to new cooking methods and product trends, and to incorporate these methods and trends into new recipes and menus.
  • Continuously work in close proximity to hot burners and ovens.
  • Stand and work for long periods of time in the hot Arizona sun.
  • Work quickly and efficiently, sometimes with little direction, to accomplish assigned duties.
  • Learn to use register, scales, scanners and debit/credit terminals.
  • Plan, multi-task and organize.
  • React quickly and problem solve effectively and efficiently to various day-to-day challenges.
  • Be dexterous enough with hands and fingers so as to be able to safely prepare menu items, fill and rotate products quickly and use necessary bistro/deli tools and equipment.
  • Properly use all deli/bistro department equipment.

Be alert, cautious, and safe when operating all Deli/Bistro Department equipment, including meat and cheese slicers, deep fryers, knives, rotisserie, ovens, stoves, pizza oven, sanitation equipment and safety equipment. 






  • Positive attitude towards meeting goals, your job, our customers and fellow team members.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal and good written communications skills.
  • Desire to continuously learn and improve.
  • Act as a role model for great productivity, customer service, and communications.
  • A creative mind, an eye for color and a desire to provide quality and innovative menus.