• Compass Group, North America
  • New York, New York
  • Dec 31, 2022
Full time

Job Description

Restaurant Associates About us We're Food+ by Compass! Although the past couple of years have been quite a rollercoaster for everyone, our amazing talented teams have continued to work tirelessly crafting incredible food experiences to help fuel the teams creating world-changing technologies at one of the world's major tech companies! The food and experiences we provide make quite an impact! As we further return to the office, we're more passionate than ever about supporting the long-term success & wellness of everyone we feed, and we love what we do. We're excited to grow our global team of skilled culinarians, managers, food service operators and subject matter experts - this is not just a workplace, it's a place to innovate, a platform to bring your ideas to life, contribute to a sustainable future and best of all - be a part of an awesome team! Role Summary: The Regional Executive Chef (REC) takes ownership for the overall success of the evolving, dynamic and innovative Food Program. The REC provides high level culinary expertise, creativity, and project support to the Culinary department, managing, implementing and supporting all food related programs in a multi-unit operation. The REC sets the standards for BOH operating systems and QA standards, culinary training and mentoring, and culinary innovation & R/D across caf├ęs, catering, and food spots. This role is a leader of the culinary team at the regional level. The Regional Executive Chef will focus on culinary excellence, innovation and the experience for the Food program to support operational excellence. This position reports into the Culinary Director and will leverage their strong culinary and operational skills to partner with key stakeholders (culinary, nutrition, marketing, behavioral science, concept development, innovation, procurement, risk management, operations and people approach) to promote Food at Google expectations and enhance user (partner) experience. Key to success in the role are strong stakeholder management, technology, operational, and communication skills. You will also need emotional intelligence, the ability to secure action by influence and to move between the strategic and operational. The great things you will be expected to do: + Designs, manages and owns the overall culinary experience, not just the offerings + Drives culinary innovation, excellence and quality standards + Leads culinary initiatives amongst the chef teams + Sets an expectation of hospitality that is friendly and engaging + Manages and mentors toward business goals, ensuring maturation and training of our team + Leads testing and implementation of Food at Google culinary initiatives and sector projects. Ensure initiatives meet deliverables, over see pilot implementation + Ensures that all products and ingredients that are used are purchased following sector and Food at Google purchasing standards and sustainability commitments. + Compiles and presents strategic recommendations directly impacting all culinary operations to senior management + Collaborates with sector nutrition team to maintain recipe and menu electronic database, including scaling to appropriate volumes + Ensures that all hiring and training standards are met and documented for direct hires + Partner with Food Safety and Workplace Safety managers to train and develop the safety programs + Works with direct Manager to ensure all sector and Compass employee guidelines are implemented and adhered to + Treats everyone with professionalism, care and respect + Communicates with our Partner honestly, accurately and in a timely manner + Works closely in conjunction with operations team and senior management Minimum Qualifications + Degree from an accredited Culinary Institute preferred but not required. Bachelor's degree preferred + 10-15 years of executive-level culinary management experience required + Minimum 6 years culinary management experience in a multi-unit setting required + A proven track record as an innovative and financially responsible manager + Prior experience managing volume of at least $20M with P&L experience + Multi-unit restaurant or hotel experience a must + Experience in R/D, operations, or concept development a plus + A proven track record of leadership with high moral and ethical values + Expert knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls and presentation + Proven coaching and teaching skills with peers, individuals, and teams + Passion for food trends, flavors, innovation and recipe development + Highly developed culinary creativity skills and comfort with multiple cuisines + Proven industry contacts and relationships that can be leveraged in networking and recruitment of other culinary team members + Proven ability to maximize budget, enhance sustainability and creativity across all channels in alignment with business strategy + Ability to effectively communicate, motivate and interact with all levels within the organization + Ability to speak and present effectively in a group setting to Associates, Managers and our Partners and represent the Food at Google Brand + Foundational project management experience + Maintain a positive attitude under pressure and motivate team + Ability to maintain confidentiality + Working knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint + Ability to work in a fast paced, changing environment + Ability to travel domestically and internationally. Salary: 130,000k-150,000k plus 25% bonus eligiblity Sound good? Apply now to take your seat at our Global table! Positions at this location require a COVID-19 vaccination. Where permied by law, applicants who are oered a position for this account will 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.