Job Description

Restaurant Associates

Become part of Restaurant Associates, a name that has been synonymous with exciting restaurant concepts and high quality foodservice for over half a century.  RA is a New York City leader in the foodservice industry for some of the nation's premier museums, performing arts centers and corporate accounts.  Restaurant Associates’ commitment to upscale dining has led the way to develop successful culinary programs. If you share our belief in the value of delivering Superior Quality Food and Delivery Hospitality Excellence, we invite you to learn more about Restaurant Associates’ dynamic select team of professionals.  Come share your talents with one of the nations’ fastest-growing, multi-million dollar organizations.

Job Summary

This highly visible senior leadership role, reports to the SVP Culinary, will co-create and implement evolving, dynamic and innovative Food Programs provides high-level culinary expertise, creativity, and support to the R/A Culinary Strategy and teams. 
The successful candidate will be responsible for the culinary quality, innovation, and experience of the operations teams of their assigned business locations. The Supervising Chef sets the standards for BOH operating systems and QA standards, safety, culinary training, will inspire, motivate, develop and lead team members to be their best in their career while delivering delicious, nutritious food and exceptional service. We look for a candidate with a proven track-record of accomplishments, demonstrated diverse team building, leadership experience, meeting key performance indicators, dedication to results, including but not limited to:

  • Culinary Innovation, Operational Excellence and Safety 
  • Revenue and Profitability Leadership
  • Client Retention and Satisfaction
  • People, Performance & Culture 

The Supervising Chef has ownership for the overall success of the RA’s positioning and growth. With demonstrated passion for quality food preparation and taste, you work collaboratively with cross function teams of professional who curate our Culture of CARE and believe in crafting innovative solutions to problems, and implementation of strategic actions, new food programs, additionally oversight to compliance with processes and systems. 

  • Designs, leads and oversees the overall food experience, not just the offerings
  • Promotes a culture of Food and Workplace Safety
  • Ensure and provide flawless upscale, professional and best in class guest service experiences for multi units
  • Ensures following RA purchasing standards and sustainability commitments.
  • Works with Unit’s VPs to ensure culinary excellence, stuffing and meeting client demands
  • Works with RA’s catering companies for better efficiencies 
  • Responsible for culinary stuffing for region’s events and units support
  • Conduct regular unit audits and reports results, insights and timely solutions 
  • Advises on food cost while ensuring quality standards
  • Maintain an active role in managing team developments
  • Responsible for building a diverse culinary staff
  • Build, write and upload menus for café, catering, coffee bars as well as core menus


  • Degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program.
  • 6-8 years progressive hospitality management experience in leading teams in restaurant luxury operations
  • P&L and financial reporting experience
  • Strong leadership, mentorship and training skills
  • Solid understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Related experience in upscale, high volume food service operations
  • Must be knowledgeable on HACCP controls along with proper storage and use of food
  • Good Knowledge of Executive dining rooms as well as catering
  • This position requires 25% travel or as business requires
  • ServSafe or Department of Health certification 
  • Hospitality driven with demonstrated experiences of leading innovation who possesses ground-breaking and critical thinking; with Passion, knowledge and appreciation of culinary arts, food and dining
  • Takes Ownership & pro-actively uses the right influencing techniques to gain the vital commitment and support from others, both internally and externally while maintaining a positive demeanor 

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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)


Associates at Restaurant Associates 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:  994133

Restaurant Associates 



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