Job Description


Salary: $80-85K

Other Forms of Compensation: Bonus + relocation assistance

At over 300 college & universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.

We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you.

Job Summary


Do you enjoy crafting and implementing innovative culinary solutions to customers? We are currently seeking a Campus Executive Chef at Oklahoma City University! You will be the lead culinarian within our dining programs and catering. As a key leader in our dining programs, you'll spearhead menu development and preparation, infusing creativity and precision into every dish. This role entails managing budgeting and food costing, ensuring client and customer satisfaction, and fostering employee training and growth. With Chartwells rapid growth trajectory, there's immense potential for you to advance professionally and make an immediate impact in our culinary landscape!

What do you get when you combine a low cost of living, an ideal central location, and an abundance of social and cultural options? You get Oklahoma City - one of the hottest up-and-coming cities in the nation and the home of Oklahoma City University! Oklahoma City is the capitol of the state of Oklahoma, with a metro population of nearly 1.5 million. OKC’s Boathouse District is home to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic training site for canoe and kayak, featuring the nation’s only urban whitewater rafting and kayaking center
More than 21 million out-of-town visitors journey to OKC each year. The cities of Dallas, Austin, Houston, Kansas City, Memphis, St. Louis, Santa Fe and Denver are all within 680 miles of OKC!

Key Responsibilities
* Plan regular and modified menus according to established guidelines, adhering to standardized recipes and presentation standards.
* Complete and implement daily production worksheets and waste log sheets.
* Supervise and mentor chefs, cooks, and other team members on food preparation, safe handling, equipment operation, and sanitation practices.
* Ensure the implementation of culinary standards, including recipe compliance and food quality.
* Manage inventory of food and non-food supplies, maintaining compliance with established guidelines while ensuring necessary products are available when needed.
* Follow federal, state, and local health and sanitation regulations and department procedures, as evidenced through audits conducted by local health departments and third-party entities.
* Forecast annual food and labor costs and monitor actual financial results.
* Foster strong client relationships to align our programs with their objectives, driving satisfaction and retention.
* Perform other duties as assigned to support the efficient functioning of dining service operations.
* A.S. degree or equivalent experience.
* Five or more years of progressive culinary or kitchen management experience, depending on formal degree or training.
* Experience in high-volume, hands-on foodservice operations.
* Must be experienced with computers.
* ServSafe® Certified.

Embark on a dynamic career journey with us, where innovation and creativity thrive, and your contributions make a tangible impact on campus life! Join our team and be part of shaping exceptional dining experiences at Oklahoma City University!

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Chartwells Higher Ed maintains a drug-free workplace.

Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 1320282

Chartwells Higher Education



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