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Compass Group, North America EXECUTIVE CHEF - WA in REDMOND, Washington

Posted Date: Nov 24, 2021

Food is our passion. It’s what brings us all together. We’re a division of Compass Group, the leading foodservice and support company in the world. The Eurest sector focuses on business/corporate culinary - dining and catering. Our account supports the largest technology provider across the globe. Together, our over 1,500 team members serve over 50,000 per day across an HQ and seven field site campuses around the country; as well as produces and caters over 30,000 events annually. Our award-winning team is a key player in contributing to the exciting and engaging workplace. Whether it be creating new culinary concepts, hosting promotions and events, designing the customer experience from start to finish in a new space and beyond, our team strives to provide an inspiring, immersive and vibrant environment that unites and connects people together through food. Our goal is to nourish, nurture and fuel employees, to foster partnership and productivity.

As we are continually evolving our program, we’ve built it on the pillars of sustainability, wellness and diversity – inclusivity for all at our core. These principles are woven into our fabric as a company – from taking steps to preserve the earth for future generations through sustainable practices. To not only partnering with women and minority owned companies, but investing in and supporting them, to rooting in our local community. To factoring in food as medicine – and designing our culinary vision around health and wellbeing. We are committed to a collaborative effort to bettering the world now and for generations to come.

Our enterprise is ever-changing. We are fueled by innovation and thrive in the growth mindset. And, we’re growing! We’re working with our client to build a new premiere destination on campus that will include world-class dining such as Food Halls, a pub, a bowling alley, retail and services and inventive gathering spaces that encourage collaboration. Join us and be a part of blazing a new trail. Come and reimagine with us.

“Positions at this location require a COVID-19 vaccination. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this account will 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

Supervises activities of and directs training of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in preparing and cooking foods to ensure an efficient and profitable food service by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Manages subordinate supervisors. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Also directly supervises non-supervisory employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Observes workers engaged in preparing, portioning, and garnishing foods to ensure that methods of cooking and garnishing and sizes of portions are as prescribed.

  • Plans or participates in planning menus and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers, taking into account probable number of guests, marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes, and recency of menu; seasonal required

  • Directs food apportionment policy to control costs.

  • Assures compliance with all sanitation ServSafe and safety requirements.

  • Supervises cooking and other kitchen personnel and coordinates their assignments to ensure economical and timely food production.

  • Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner.

  • Tests cooked foods by tasting and smelling them.

  • Devises special dishes, develops and writes recipes.

  • Reviews menus, analyzes recipes, determines food, labor, and overhead costs, and assigns prices to menu items.

  • Familiarizes newly hired Chefs and Cooks with practices of kitchen and oversees training.

  • Estimates food consumption and purchases or requisitions foodstuffs and kitchen supplies.

  • Establishes and enforces nutrition, sanitation, safety and merchandising standards.

  • Resolves customer concerns.

  • Assigns and supervises cleaning schedules for all areas of the kitchen, serving areas and dining room(s).

  • Maintain clean and safe work environment; performs job safely.

  • Other tasks may be assigned.

  • Understand Webtrition and can utilize tool.

  • Ensures discipline to culinary programs and standards

  • Strong team player with good interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Supports implementation of internal brands to brands standards

  • Understands labor scheduling & can create based on business needs.

  • Manage purchase compliance as required.

  • Attends all culinary meetings as required.

  • Understands all culinary terminology.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A.S. or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training

  • Extensive catering experience a plus

  • High volume, complex foodservice operations experience - highly desirable

  • Institutional and batch cooking experiences

  • Hands-on chef experience a must

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

  • Must be experienced with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet

  • Must be willing to participate in client satisfaction programs/activities

  • ServSafe certified - highly desirable

Apply to Eurest today!

Eurest is a member of Compass Group USA

Click here to Learn More about the Compass Story (http://www.compass-usa.com/our-story/)

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 Eurest 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: 933875

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