Executive Chef


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At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nations Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company. Our Dining Programs bring students together and serve as centers of Academic life on the Campuses that we serve. Our mission is to nourish and inspire and to be the place where hungry minds gather!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop high culinary standards for our retail, board meals, dining and catering operations
  • Create relationships with Celebrity Chefs to position Chartwells as a culinary leader
  • Train, develop and provide inspirational leadership to local culinary team
  • On the campus, lead Corporate Social Responsibility, food seasonality, health/wellness and high-quality culinary arts
  • Analyze ongoing performance and trends in the local Chartwells operation and devise and lead improvements
  • Demonstrates a complete understanding of daily menu items and explains same to customers accurately

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Culinary degree preferred. Bachelor's Degree in Food Services Technology/Management/or related field ideal
  • Three to five years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
  • Experience with planning and managing catering events, from a culinary perspective
  • 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 to include various computer programs, Microsoft Office programs, etc.
  • Ability to communicate on various levels to include management, departmental, customer and associate levels
  • ServSafe® Certified preferred

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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.

Location: New York-Rye Brook

Activation Date: Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Expiration Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

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