Employer Universities is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative Executive Chef 3
in historic Charleston, SC!
Employer is seeking an Executive Chef 3 at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina Charleston, SC! The successful Executive Chef will have prior experience managing high volume/fast paced college or university culinary operations encompassing resident dining programs, catering, and retail food service. This Executive Chef will over see the Catering Chef and 4 management Culinary staff with 35-40 Employer Union staff that provide elegant catering, while enhancing client program objectives. This position is responsible for the meal service provided in the fast paced Mess Hall that provides service to 2200 - 2400 cadets daily.
The successful Executive Chef will have experience with, and proven results in, the following areas:
Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Catering Staff and Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations.
Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).
Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Large scale College/University culinary experience;
- Strong culinary background with experience in catering and banquets;
- Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;
- Focus on customer service excellence;
- Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees;
- Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation;
- Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets;
- Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs;
- Strong understanding of financials as well as strong analytical skills.
Responsibilities for this culinary leader's role will include VIP catering menu planning, client interaction, food forward presentation skills, food prep, inventory management, purchasing, food & labor costing, scheduling, safety/sanitation & employee training. This position will also have direct customer and client interaction.
If you want to be part of a forward-thinking, passionate, and dedicated team who strive each day for excellence, then consider joining the Employer team!
** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE WITH THIS POSITION! **
Provides culinary leadership within a large sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution. Key Duties- Implements & coordinates the culinary function. - Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.- Manages catering & retail areas.- Customer & Client satisfaction.- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.- Manages food & physical safety programs.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree
Basic Management Experience - 3 years
Basic Functional Experience - 3 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.Employer is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
Location/Region: Charleston, SC (US)