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Compass Group, North America SENIOR EXECUTIVE CHEF - Northeastern University - Boston, MA in Boston, Massachusetts

Chartwells HE

Salary: $120,000

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.

Positions at this location require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

Job Summary

Working as a Senior Executive Chef for Chartwells will allow you the opportunity to work with GREAT people like yourself! You will lead culinary operations by implementing your leadership skills in the hospitality industry through the vision and values of both the organization and our campus leadership. You will ensure guest satisfaction through our dining and catering programs with on trend authentic and diverse cuisine. Your success in this role will be driven by managing an efficient, safe and sanitary food production system, and leading by example. You will be responsible for assisting our campus dining programs with menu development, inventory, purchasing, food cost controls and staff management and development of new programming. A major function of this role will include monitoring culinary goals and daily interactions with students, guests, clients and dining employees on various campuses.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops high culinary standards for our retail and resident dining locations, including catering operations

  • Supports culinary programs on various campuses by regularly interacting with our employees

  • Trains, develops and provides inspirational leadership to the local culinary team

  • Provides culinary project management leadership

  • Leads Corporate Social Responsibility, food seasonality, health/wellness and high-quality culinary arts on campus or within a district

  • Analyzes ongoing performance and trends in the local operation and works with the team to devise and lead improvements

  • Demonstrates a complete understanding of daily menu items and is able to explain them to customers accurately

  • Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures as evidenced through local health department and third-party audits

  • Follows facility, department, and Company safety policies and procedures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong communication and presentation skills required.

  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment while meeting established deadlines and goals

  • Bachelor's Degree in Food Services Technology/Management/or related field preferred but not required

  • Five to seven years of progressive culinary or kitchen management experience with multi-serviced and complex dining locations, depending upon formal degree or training

  • Experience with planning and managing catering events from a culinary perspective

  • Understanding of cost controls and menu development

  • Strong leadership skills and desire to work with an industry leader

  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation

  • Proficient computer skills is required (Microsoft Office 365, Email and the Internet)

  • Ability to communicate on various levels including management, departmental, customer and associate

  • ServSafe┬« Certification

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

Chartwells Higher Education 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. *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 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)

Req ID: 1130718

Chartwells HE