DJ equipment may consist of:
Sound recordings in a DJ's preferred medium (e.g., vinyl records, Compact Discs, computer media files, etc.) A combination of two devices (or only one, if playback is digital) to play sound recordings, for alternating back and forth to create a continuous playback of music (e.g., record players, Compact Disc players, computer media players such as an MP3 player, etc.) A sound system for amplification or broadcasting of the recordings (e.g., portable audio system, PA system) or a radio broadcasting system A DJ mixer, which is an electronic (usually 2- or 4-channel) audio mixer usually equipped with a crossfader used to smoothly go from one song to another, using two or more playback devices Headphones, used to listen to one recording while the other recording is being played to the audience Optionally, a microphone, so that the DJ can introduce songs and speak to the audience Other equipment could or can be added to the basic DJ setup (above), providing unique sound manipulations.
Such devices include, but are not limited to:
Electronic effects units (delay, reverb, octave, equalizer, chorus, etc.). Some club DJs use a sub-harmonic synthesizer effect which either doubles low frequencies with energy added an octave lower or synthesizes harmonics such that the impression of a very low bass sound is added to the mix A computerised performance system, which can be used with vinyl emulation software to manipulate digital files on the computer in real time Multi-stylus head shells, which allow a DJ to play different grooves of the same record at the same time Special DJ digital controller hardware can manipulate digital files on a PC or laptop Samplers, sequencers, electronic musical keyboards (synthesizers), or drum machines. Several techniques are used by DJs as a means to better mix and blend recorded music Other equipment could or can be added to the basic DJ setup (above), providing unique sound manipulations.
Executive chef has complete charge of the kitchen and stewarding they plan, organise and supervise daily culinary operations. They direct and coordinate the work of production, direct and participate in the daily preparation of standard and gourmet food items, create and enhance menu, and creative cuisine preparation in line with international standards, and design recipes. They also develop standard recipes and maintain up-dated and accurate costing of all dishes prepared and sold, ensure overall consistency and high quality across the various operations, develop menus in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints; and participate in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development.
Executive chef supervises the culinary team using a comprehensive menu management program. They maintain comprehensive product knowledge including ingredients, equipment, suppliers, markets and current trends and make appropriate adjustments to kitchen operations accordingly, prepare operational reports and analyses make appropriate recommendations, maintain proper inventory controls for food, supplies, and equipment, ensures the highest level of customer service.
Executive chef should lead through vision and values adapt to and manage change effectively, provide leadership to the departments, strong Decision Making capabilities, and should have strategic Orientation.
Executive chef should have clear concise written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate interpersonal skills and team work, abilities to inspire, train, and develop people and manage their productivity, commercial awareness, and problem Solving Approach.
About the position:
You'll assist the Chefs/Head Chefs in preparing balanced, wholesome meals that fuel our guests and staff for their day of activities. We attempt to use as many fresh ingredients in our dishes as possible and have a healthy eating charter. Part of your working week will involve a combination of breakfast, lunch and evening meal shifts. This is a varied role that includes food preparation, cooking and service of meals and ensuring the kitchen and dining areas are kept clean, tidy and adhere to our health and safety standards. You will also be responsible for the day to day management, training and ongoing development of the team of catering assistants. If you're looking for a gateway into a career in catering, within a supportive, rewarding and fun environment, this could be the position for you. We’re looking for people who are enthusiastic; enjoy working as part of a fast-paced team and who are willing to learn.