Executive Culinary and Hospitality Director

  • Aramark
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia
  • May 07, 2024
Full time Other

Job Description

Job Description

The Executive Culinary and Hospitality Director is a management position responsible for developing and executing dining solutions to meet customer needs and tastes. Oversees and manages culinary operations to meet production, presentation, and service standards. Hands on culinary leadership role where you will be able to showcase your culinary skills while developing your team in the kitchen.

Practical culinary assessment (hands on) will be required for this role.

Relocation Assistance Available

Job Responsibilities

? Lead, mentor, engage and develop teams to maximize their contributions, including recruiting, assessing, training, coaching and managing performance
? Ensure food services appropriately connects to the Executional Framework
? Coach employees by creating a shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and how to execute
? Reward and recognize employees
? Ensure safety and sanitation standards in all operations

Client Relationship
? Identify client needs and effectively communicate operational progress


  • Ensures culinary production appropriately connects to the Executional Framework
  • Ability to work hands on in the kitchen
  • Ensures proper culinary standards and techniques are in place for preparation of food items, including production, presentation, and service standards

Financial Performance
? Adopt Aramark process and systems
? Build revenue and manage budget, including cost controls regarding food, beverage and labor
? Ensure the completion and maintenance of P&L statements
? Achieve food and labor targets
? Manage resources to ensure quality and cost control within budgetary guidelines

? Implement and maintain Aramark agenda for both labor and food initiatives
? Create value through efficient operations, appropriate cost controls and profit management
? Full compliance with Operational Excellence fundamentals, including food and labor
? Direct and oversee operations related to production, distribution and food service

? Maintain a safe and healthy environment for clients, customers and employees
? Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour

Additional Responsibilities
? Manage the front of the house of the dining operation (Cafe, Barista Bar, Grab & Go Program, Catering)
? Develop and implement food service plans aligned with the client's mission and vision, to include sustainable practices

At Aramark, developing new skills and doing what it takes to get the job done make a positive impact for our employees and for our customers. In order to meet our commitments, job duties may change or new ones may be assigned without formal notice.

  • Requires at least 4 years of culinary experience

  • At least 2 years in a management role preferred

  • Requires a culinary degree or equivalent experience

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Ability to simplify the agenda for the team

  • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession.

  • This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or problems.

  • Requires oral, reading, and written communication skills

Education About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at or connect with us on Facebook , Instagram and Twitter .