EXECUTIVE CHEF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - HIGHER EDUCATION - CHICAGO, IL
Position Title: EXECUTIVE CHEF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - HIGHER EDUCATION - CHICAGO, IL
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.
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If you are an innovator and culinary enthusiast with entrepreneurial drive, come join Chartwells to train and work at some of the most prestigious campuses across the country. We are looking for motivated, people-driven individuals who are trailblazers in the F&B industry. If your goal is to head a world-class culinary program including driving change, mentoring others, and provide innovative ideas and leadership, this is the opportunity for you.
During the Bench program, culinarians will be assigned to a commutable training kitchen and work alongside the Divisional and Campus Executive Chef to complete the onboarding and training experience over the course of 12 - 16 weeks. From overseeing multi-unit kitchen operations and maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment to leading and developing the team, you will learn the ins and outs of our organization and culture. After completing training, relocation within assigned division will be required for placement opportunity. There may be some travel to support new and/or existing accounts prior to final placement.
Once the training program is complete, this Executive Chef will focus on providing both trendy catering menu items and exciting retail menu options. You will create seasonal, on-trend, plant forward, locally sourced items for high profile catering events, everyday retail menu items, and for season specials.
- Manages cost controls and controls expenditures for the account
- Plans and creates all menus
- Purchases and manages inventory
- Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with marketing and culinary team
- Culinary degree preferred
- Three to five years of culinary management experience
- High volume production and catering experience is essential
- Experience in managing multiple operational food service units
- Previous experience managing cost controls
- Desire to learn and grow with a top notch food service company
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. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)
Chartwells Higher Ed maintains a drug-free workplace.
Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.
- 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)
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Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1176430