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DIRECTOR OF CULINARY OPERATIONS - SALT LAKE CITY or LOS ANGELES (TRAVEL REQ)

 

Position Title: DIRECTOR OF CULINARY OPERATIONS

Locations: Salt Lake City, UT - OR - Los Angeles, CA

 

A family of companies and experiences

As the leading foodservice and support services company, Compass Group USA is known for our great people, great service and our great results. If you’ve been hungry and away from home, chances are you’ve tasted Compass Group’s delicious food and experienced our outstanding service. Our 225,000 associates work in award-winning restaurants, corporate cafes, hospitals, schools, arenas, museums, and more in all 50 states.  Our reach is constantly expanding to shape the industry and create new opportunities for innovation. Join the Compass family today!

 

great people. great services. great results.

Each and every individual plays a key role in the growth and legacy of our company. We know the next big idea can come from anyone. We encourage developing and attracting expertise that differentiates us as a company as we continue to raise the bar.

 

 

 

Job Summary

 

Working as the Director of Culinary you will be responsible for the culinary direction, innovation and client satisfaction of assigned Delta Sky Clubs accounts.  Your tasks will include research, testing, development, documenting, training, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and making necessary adjustments to innovative new dishes, concepts and/or food programs.

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

  • Serves as Department Head to provide leadership and set standards of culinary excellence
  • Works with Division leadership in planning, implementing and supporting new food concepts or programs at their locations
  • Develops and mentors senior chefs in various Company divisions and geographical regions
  • Creates training opportunities for chefs and managers through manufacturer and vendor resources and sharing / promoting internal best practices
  • Stays current with market trends and customer demands
  • Participates in and attends trade shows and continuing education opportunities
  • Plans menus for daily offerings, seasonal or limited time specials, daily and special event catering for a wide variety of locations and applications
  • Conducts food tastings and evaluate food presentation
  • Establishes food specifications
  • Works with food manufacturers and vendors to select best product / value for needs
  • Ensures that food products and handling procedures adhere to local, state and federal regulations
  • Contributes expertise in kitchen and servery design and / or remodeling projects
  • Leads culinary teams in planning, training, set-up and opening new and / or remodeled accounts
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Purchasing, Marketing and Business Development on special projects and Company initiatives
  • Direct sustainability initiatives throughout Company locations
  • Oversee Nutrition staff and programs
  • Updates senior management, supervisory managers and account management teams on industry trends and new food programs

 

 

Requirements:

 

  • Degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent professional experience
  • Minimum of five years of progressive culinary experience in high volume, complex service and catering operations
  • Minimum of two years of menu development
  • Knowledge of budgets, food and labor costs, inventory controls
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international cuisines and catering trends
  • Thorough understanding of food equipment and safety standards
  • Strong organizational, leadership, coaching and training skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable to rapidly changing priorities and work demands
  • Self-starter, innovative and ability to multitask
  • Capable of representing the Company in food service industry events and public relations appearances
  • Strong computer skills; including MS office, recipe management and nutrition programs
  • Must be willing and able to travel extensively, including occasional nights/weekends

 

 

 

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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:  249247

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