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Compass Group, North America CATERING EXECUTIVE CHEF in San Jose, California

Chartwells HE

At over 300 college & universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success.

We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you.

Job Summary

Filling every occasion with great food and service! Do you enjoy creating and implementing innovative culinary solutions to customers? We are currently seeking an inspired Catering Executive Chef at San Jose State University. Our Catering Chef will provide onsite culinary expertise for all catering events and will manage culinary operations to meet production, presentation, and service standards. Events will range from coffee-service to upscale galas. San Jose State is a premiere account where many of our offerings for our corporation nationwide, are developed and tested. We are rapidly growing- which means there are opportunities for your to grow professional and make an immediate impact on business!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution

  • Ensure culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented

  • Plans regular and modified menus

  • Trains kitchen staff in food preparation, safe handling, and operation of equipment, food safety and sanitation based on Company and regulatory standards

  • Maintains inventory of food and non-food supplies to stay within established guidelines while assuring that necessary product is available when needed

  • Complies with federal, state and local health and sanitation regulations and department sanitation procedures

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A.S. or equivalent experience

  • Three to five years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience

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

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

  • Extensive catering experience a plus

  • High volume, complex foodservice operations experience - highly desirable

  • ServSafe certified - highly desirable

Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may 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.

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

Chartwells Higher Education 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 Chartwells Higher Ed 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: 1065881

Chartwells HE

JESSICA BARRICK

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