Job Description

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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

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 chefs 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 program, culinarians will be assigned to a commutable training location and work alongside the Campus Executive Chef and Subject Matter Experts to complete the onboarding and training experience. Over the course of 10 to 14 weeks, training includes overseeing multi-unit kitchen operations, company standards & systems, and the ins and outs of our organization and culture. After you complete training in Washington, D.C, there may also be some travel to support new and/or existing accounts prior to final placement.

Once the 10 to 14 weeks training program is complete, the chef will be fluent in all our systems, standards and able to focus on providing both trendy catering menu items, exciting retail menu options for our Higher Education campus clients. They will create seasonal, on-trend, plant forward, locally sourced items for high profile catering events, everyday retail menu items, and for season specials.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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. 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)

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