Job Description

Wolfgang Puck Catering

 Salary: $110,000 - $120,000

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Pay Grade: 15 

 

Wolfgang Puck Catering is committed to recruiting individuals who express an interest in and passion for hospitality-driven experiences; who come from diverse backgrounds, are open-minded and curious about our clients and guests; and, most of all, who possess a welcoming smile and spirit.  Our ultimate goal is to develop mentoring and career building opportunities through a talent pipeline that allows us to promote from within. 

 

"The most important thing in life, whatever you do, has to be passion." Wolfgang Puck

 

Success on our team starts with our culture:

  • We have Wolfgang’s PASSION for our business, our product, and our people / guests / clients.
  • A FLEXIBLE MINDSET is key; we are strategic business partners who wear multiple hats.  
  • Our services require a CONCIERGE mentality, a bias to action with humble hospitality.
  • We are out-of-the-box PROBLEM SOLVERS, who look around corners so our clients and guests don’t have to.  
  • We curate company and partner resources to bring our client’s vision to life.  We seek to cultivate the next generation of talent, purveyors and partnerships.
  • We bring an entrepreneurial approach to deliver results for our clients (you might call this scrappy).   
  • Collaboration and openness to innovative business tools, new ways of thinking and ability to partner across departments are essential to create optimal business solutions.

 

"I can have the best food, but if we don’t have good people, it won’t get you very far."

Job Summary

Wolfgang Puck Catering is currently seeking a Culinary Innovator with Fine Dining experience, High-Volume production skills, and Union experience to join our esteemed client, Sony Studios. In this exceptional role, you will be responsible for overseeing all culinary operations, including catering and cafes, for Sony Studios. As the Executive Chef, your journey will involve strategic planning, menu creation, quality control, team leadership, and a steadfast commitment to safety and sanitation standards. Your creative expertise will be the driving force behind our bustling high-volume foodservice operations, delivering an unparalleled level of service that sets us apart.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and curate regular and customized menus in line with Sony Studios' preferences and expectations.
  • Ensure flawless menu execution by adhering to standardized recipes, portioning, and presentation standards.
  • Continuously assess meal quality through tastings.
  • Lead and mentor kitchen staff, providing training in food preparation, equipment operation, food safety, and sanitation practices.
  • Establish and maintain rigorous cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage, and work areas, monitoring staff compliance.
  • Manage food and non-food supply inventory, ensuring adherence to established guidelines and product availability.
  • Make informed decisions regarding the utilization of leftover food products, following Company guidelines.
  • Ensure strict compliance with federal, state, and local health and sanitation regulations, along with departmental procedures, through regular audits.
  • Enforce facility, department, and Company safety policies and procedures, including incident reporting.
  • Actively participate in departmental meetings, staff development initiatives, and professional programs as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, considering formal degree or training.
  • Extensive catering experience, particularly with VIP clients, is highly advantageous.
  • Demonstrated experience in high-volume, complex foodservice operations is essential.
  • Proficiency in scratch kitchen fine dining batch cooking.
  • Hands-on chef experience is mandatory.
  • In-depth knowledge of food and catering trends, emphasizing quality, production, sanitation, food cost control, and presentation.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, email, and internet use.
  • Willingness to actively engage in client satisfaction programs and activities.
  • ServSafe certification is highly desirable.

Apply to Wolfgang Puck today!

Wolfgang Puck Catering 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.

 

Associates at Wolfgang Puck Catering 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)

Wolfgang Puck Catering maintains a drugfree workplace.

Req ID: 1271263

Wolfgang Puck Catering 

Michael Abbey 

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