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Want to influence a generation?  How about working in a place where you know you make a difference?  Try one of our 4000 public and private school locations managed by Chartwells School Dining Services.  That’s about 1.6 million young students we provide meals and food service for each day.  Eat. Learn. Live exemplifies Chartwells’ promise and philosophy that nourishing students is not only our business; it’s our commitment to the communities in which we serve.

Job Summary

Working as a Chef Manager, you are responsible for the culinary operations of a K-12 school district account. You must maintain a quality culinary program. You will be responsible for menu development, inventory, purchasing, labor and food cost controls, maintaining sanitation standards, and personnel management to include hiring, coaching, counseling, training and developing employees. Additional responsibilities include but not limited to the following:


Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the culinary operations and activities of the school district
  • Adheres to HACCP guidelines to ensure efficient, safe and sanitary food production, preparation and presentation
  • Ensures that all kitchens provide appealing and nutritious food while also meeting state, federal and school district guidelines
  • Plans and creates nutritious menus including locally grown products
  • Manages cost controls and controls expenditures for the account
  • Purchases and manages inventory


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum of A.A. Degree in Culinary Arts
  • K-12 culinary experience is preferred
  • Three to five years of culinary management experience in schools or  contract foodservice
  • Good knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Knowledge of P&L accountability and contract-managed service experience is desirable.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal food standard guidelines that apply to the K-12 market
  • ServSafe Certification



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Req ID:  235692

Chartwells K12 



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