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

Are you ready to embark on a culinary journey where your creativity and expertise will leave a lasting impression? Chartwells, a leader in foodservice management, is seeking an Executive Chef at the University of Idaho located in scenic Moscow, ID. The selected candidate will lead culinary operations for a high volume residential dining hall on campus.

Why Choose Us?
Endless Growth Opportunities: At Chartwells, we're committed to championing your professional development and culinary mastery. With an encouraging environment and a wealth of growth opportunities, the sky's the limit for your career.
Innovative Environment: Be part of an exciting journey of culinary exploration and innovation, where creativity and excellence are celebrated, and every dish tells a story.
Collaborative Culture: Join a diverse and dynamic team of culinary professionals, united by a passion for culinary excellence and a shared dedication to exceeding expectations.

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership and Training: Lead and mentor a team of chefs, cooks, and culinary professionals, providing guidance on food preparation, presentation, safety, and sanitation practices.
Culinary Excellence: Set and uphold culinary standards, ensuring compliance with recipes, food quality, and presentation standards that exceed expectations.
Menu Development: Collaborate with stakeholders to develop and execute innovative menus and concepts that tantalize the taste buds and delight the senses.
Inventory Management: Maintain optimal inventory levels of food and supplies, adhering to budgetary guidelines while ensuring seamless operations and product availability.
Compliance and Safety: Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local health and sanitation regulations, fostering a safe and hygienic culinary environment.
Financial Oversight: Forecast annual food and labor costs, monitoring financial performance to drive efficiency and profitability.
Professional Development: Engage in ongoing professional development opportunities, attending meetings, staff development sessions, and industry programs to stay ahead of culinary trends and best practices.
Adaptable Support: Embrace flexibility and adaptability, taking on additional duties as needed to ensure the success of our culinary operations.
Preferred 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

Join Us Today: Embark on an exhilarating culinary journey with Chartwells at the University of Idaho. If you're passionate about culinary excellence, driven by innovation, and ready to make a difference, we want to hear from you. 

Salary Range:$80,000-$88,000
Starting Rate of pay may vary based on factors including, but not limited to: location, education, training, and/or experience

Apply to Chartwells Higher Education today!

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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.

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. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with a criminal history (including relevant driving history), in a manner consistent with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and the New York Fair Chance Act. We encourage applicants with a criminal history (and driving history) to apply.

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Chartwells Higher Ed maintains a drug-free workplace.

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: 1302454

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