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EXECUTIVE CHEF

A Fresh Approach to Great Results. 

 

At FLIK, our operating philosophy is centered on three essential factors: great food, great service and great people.

Setting the standard for Conference Center Management, FLIK is on the forefront of the industry. FLIK is uniquely positioned to expertly manage a wide range of operations and has demonstrated abilities in exceeding clients' goals and objectives for their facilities.

 

FLIK Conference Centers is a full-solutions provider. FLIK takes responsibility for the facilities we operate while providing the highest level of customer service.

 

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier global business school committed to its mission to educate, equip and inspire leaders who build strong organizations and wisely leverage the power of markets. Based just outside of Chicago, the vibrant, global community of faculty, staff, students and alumni shapes the practice of business and organizations around the world.  The James L. Allen Center is internally marketed and is for the exclusive use of Executive Education and Executive MBA program students. Services include Full Hotel & Conference Center Management of this 150 hotel & conference center servicing approximately 8,000 high level executives annually.

Job Summary

 

We are seeking an Executive Chef for one of the Premiere Executive Education Centers in the Country.  Serving an international cliental, that are guests for extended periods of time.  We require a creative leader with the ability to create a variety of offerings and elevate all staff.

 

Working as the Executive Chef, you will be responsible for overseeing Food operations while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment for the staff. You will prepare or direct the preparation of meals in accordance with corporate programs and guidelines. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial Culinary professional. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plans regular and modified menus according to established guidelines
  • Follows standardized recipes, portioning and presentation standards. Completes and utilizes daily production worksheets and waste log sheets. Tastes completed meals to ensure quality
  • Trains kitchen staff in food preparation, safe handling, operation of equipment, food safety and sanitation based on Company and regulatory standards
  • Establishes and maintains cleaning and maintenance schedules for equipment, storage and work areas. Ensures that kitchen staff follows and completes schedules as assigned
  • Maintains inventory of food and non-food supplies to stay within established guidelines while assuring that necessary product is available when needed
  • Makes all decisions regarding utilization of leftover food products staying within Company guidelines for such products
  • 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 to include occurrence reporting
  • Participates and attends departmental meetings, staff development, and professional programs, as appropriate

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. Degree in Culinary Arts, Food Services Technology/Management/or related field; or A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate and required experience
  • Minimum of three to five 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
  • Experience in four-star hotel or fine dining preferred
  • 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

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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.

Req ID: 172723

Flik 

JEANNE M LANE 

SALARIED EXEMPT 


Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Executive Chef, Chef, Food Service, Culinary, Kitchen, Hospitality

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