Project Description

Executive Chef

The Executive Chef is responsible for the overall coordination of food preparation, cooking and baking activities, dietary standards, the quality and nutritional value of foods prepared and maintaining a positive, courteous work environment for staff and residents.

This position will typically work 11:00am – 7:00pm with alternating weekends and holidays.

Supervisory Responsibility: Responsible for the overall supervision of kitchen staff.

  • Supervises kitchen personnel on all shifts, staffing, scheduling, counseling, orientation, and evaluation of kitchen staff. Selects, trains, evaluates and recommends/carries out discipline to all kitchen personnel.

  • Develops menus and assures implementation of these menus. Maintains a high quality food service program for the resident and Health Center dining rooms.

  • Ensures that Dining Services department meets all standards in accordance with State and Federal Health Survey process. Ensures Dining Services personnel are trained in and carry out efforts in this process.

  • Assures staff education is provided to kitchen employees in accordance with the staff education program. Provides on-the-job training for food preparation and kitchen employees.

  • Ensures all policies and procedures are followed in accordance with safe work practices, including but not limited to, SDS information, infection control, universal precautions, and the Disaster Plan Manual.

  • Develops work assignments for all kitchen personnel, assigning special jobs and spot checking work to insure standards are met.

  • Promotes team work within the department and between department to ensure smooth operations and quality service to resident, co-workers and guests.

  • Supervises production, sanitation and food service to apartment residents. Ensures that all food production, storage and service areas are maintained in accordance with all local, federal and state regulations.

  • Maintains essential records including menus served, number of meals served, requisitions for raw food products plus other appropriate reports, schedules, studies, etc.

  • Responsible for vendor selection, maintaining vendor relationships, inventory controls and maintaining minimum/maximum par levels.

  • Monitors temperature of meals.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of standardized recipes and menu specifications.

  • Responsible for cost control measures.

  • Attend monthly In-Service meetings.

  • Contributes to a positive, healthy and safe work environment.


Required Qualifications

  • Post-secondary courses in restaurant management, nutrition or related field.
  • Currently Serve-Safe certified.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum degree or certification from a Culinary Institute.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as an Executive Chef or Sous Chef in hotel, restaurant, club or other similar institution.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Must be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time for up to 90% of the workday.
  • Demonstrate physical dexterity in moving, bending, stooping and pulling as job permits.
  • Frequently exposed to heat, steam, fire and noise from kitchen equipment such as an oven, stove, dishwasher, slicer, coffee machine, steamer, mixer and chef’s knives.
  • May work in awkward positions.
  • Must be able to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds or less occasionally.
  • Must be able to function efficiently despite distractions and interruptions.
  • Communicates orally and/or in writing with residents, coworkers, families and public.

Full Time offerings includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life STD, LTD, Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b), Holiday Pay, Vacation Time, Sick Time, Personal Time, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and Mount Mercy University Corporate Educational Partnership.

Work Schedule

Full Time | 2nd Shift

We endorse the policy of fairness and equality for employment and career advancement of all people, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age or disability.

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