ARAMARK Executive Chef in Arlington, Virginia
Aramark Healthcare+ is seeking candidates for an Executive Chef position at Virginia Hospital Center, in Arlington, VA. The Executive Chef is a management position overseeing chef managers as well as hourly culinary staff, responsible for developing and executing culinary solutions to meet customer needs and tastes. Offers a wide variety of culinary solutions to meet customer and client needs and tastes. Oversees and manages culinary operations to meet production, presentation, and service standards. Applies culinary techniques to food preparation and manages the final presentation and service of food.
Ensures culinary production appropriately connects to the Executional Framework
Ensures proper culinary standards and techniques are in place for preparation of food items, including production, presentation, and service standards
Manages a culinary team, including chef managers and hourly staff, to ensure quality in final presentation of food
Train and manage culinary and kitchen employees to use best practice food production techniques
Coach employees by creating a shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and how it is to be achieved
Reward and recognize employees
Plan and execute team meetings and daily huddles
Complete and maintain all staff records including training records, shift opening/closing checklists and performance data
Develop and maintain effective client and guest rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships
Interact directly with guests daily
Aggregate and communicate regional culinary and ingredient trends
Responsible for delivering food and labor targets
Consistent focus on margin improvement; understanding performance metrics, data, order, and inventory trends
Ensure efficient execution and delivery of all culinary products in line with the daily menu
Maintain integrity of the standard Aramark food offer; responsible for always maintaining food quality and safety of items
Full compliance with Operational Excellence fundamentals: managing waste, standard menus, recipes and ingredients through managing customer driven menus and labor standards
Understand end to end supply chain and procurement process and systems, ensuring only authorized suppliers are used
Full knowledge and implementation of the Food Framework
Ensure accuracy of estimated food consumption for appropriate requisitions and/or food purchase
Ensure proper equipment operation and maintenance
Ensure compliance with Aramark SAFE food and Quality Assurance standards, occupational and environmental safety policies in all culinary and kitchen operations
Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour
At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.
Requires at least 4 years of culinary experience
At least 2 years in a management role preferably overseeing a large scale production operation
Requires a culinary degree or equivalent experience
Requiring a solid understanding of food safety, food fundamentals and food cost.
Strong leadership skills required.
Healthcare experience preferred.
Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.
At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.
The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .