Job Description

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

Are you passionate about crafting exceptional culinary experiences and driving innovation in the kitchen? Look no further - we're thrilled to offer a rewarding opportunity with relocation assistance and yearly bonus opportunities included!

About Us: Join our growing and dynamic team at Stephen F Austin University in Nacogdoches, TX, where culinary excellence meets creativity. As the Campus Executive Chef, you'll take the lead in revolutionizing our dining and catering programs, making a significant impact from day one.

Why Join Us?
Relocation Assistance & Yearly Bonuses: We're invested in your success and offer comprehensive support to ensure your smooth transition and continued growth.
Thriving Environment: Be part of a rapidly growing organization, providing endless opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
Leadership Role: As the Senior Culinary Expert, you'll spearhead all culinary operations, empowering your team and fostering innovation every step of the way.

Key Responsibilities:
Innovative Culinary Solutions: Develop and implement creative culinary solutions tailored to exceed customer expectations.
Menu Development: Craft enticing menus for both dining and catering programs, showcasing your culinary prowess.
Event Management: Collaborate with clients to curate unforgettable catering events, from inception to flawless execution.
Inventory Management: Maintain optimal inventory levels while ensuring product availability and adherence to budgetary guidelines.
Team Training and Development: Foster a culture of excellence through comprehensive training in food preparation, safety, and sanitation practices.
Financial Management: Drive profitability by meeting food and labor targets, while adhering to standardized recipes and portioning standards.
Compliance and Safety: Uphold strict adherence to health, sanitation, and safety regulations, ensuring the highest standards are met at all times.

Join Us Today: Embark on a journey of culinary excellence and professional growth with us. Don't miss this opportunity to lead, innovate, and make a lasting impact at Stephen F Austin University. Apply now and be part of something extraordinary!

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A.S. or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of three to five years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
  • High volume, complex foodservice operations experience
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Strong financial understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management
  • Experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset
  • ServSafe certified

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

Chartwells Higher Education is a member of Compass Group USA

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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. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.

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: 1293225

Chartwells Higher Education



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