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  • We have an opening for an Executive Chef position.
  • Location: Walla Walla, WA  Note: online applications accepted only.


Bon Appetit at Whitman College, in Walla Walla Washington is currently looking for an Executive Chef to lead its culinary program. Having just completed renovations that include a market café, high volume coffee shop and a newly constructed 25,000 square foot food hall experience, we are looking for a passionate Chef who constantly strives to innovate their program. Additionally, the chef will direct the culinary piece of our well established catering component.


Walla Walla is a food and wine oasis in the corner of the state, featuring more than 120 wineries and many great local restaurants. Its energy and access to fantastic local, seasonal produce makes this community stand out. Whitman College is a well-respected, Liberal Arts school with approximately 1400 students founded in 1882.


Full-time associates at Bon Appétit are eligible for many benefits, including:


  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k) with matching by company
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents
  • Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • On-the-job training


Learn more about careers with Bon Appétit:

Job Summary

Job Summary:

Working as an Executive Chef, you are responsible for overseeing all culinary functions for a corporate dining account.  You will manage and lead a team of associates and oversee all safety and sanitation as it pertains to the account. Additionally, as part of the culinary team, you will be responsible for the following: 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages cost controls and controls expenditures for the account
  • Plans and creates all menus
  • Purchases and manages inventory
  • Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with Eurest marketing and culinary team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Culinary degree preferred
  • Three to five years of culinary management experience
  • High volume production and catering experience is essential
  • Previous experience managing cost controls
  • Desire to learn and grow with a top notch foodservice company



About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

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).

Req ID: 230540 

Bon Appetit 


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