LifeSpire - The Summit Lynchburg, Virginia
Oct 01, 2023Full time
Executive Chef Position: Full-Time Join us at The Summit where we impact lives and build careers! Learn more Today! We are a regional leader in senior care and are located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Our mission is to empower individuals with choices in purposeful living built on values of faith, servant leadership, stewardship, integrity, peace of mind, innovation and joy. What's the difference between a job and a meaningful, rewarding career? You'll know from day one at The Summit, a vibrant life plan community in one of the most beautiful areas of Virginia. Here at The Summit, you'll experience so much more than just a great living. You'll have the satisfaction of knowing your work actually makes a difference. You'll be part of a passionate team where your ideas and input will be openly valued and respected. You'll have purposeful opportunities to serve our greater community. The Summit has two communities, on one campus, providing a continuum of care for residents. At The Summit Independent Living and The Summit Assisted Living, we care for our residents and provide them with access to additional services provided by The Summit Health & Rehab Center through a partnership agreement with Hill Valley Healthcare (the operators of The Summit Health & Rehab). We provide care coordination for our residents and team members as both communities work together to provide consistent, quality care through the full continuum of care for all Summit residents. The Executive Chef is responsible for the daily preparation and presentation of all food in the community within a department budget of $4.5 million. The Chef's team consists of 40 Team Members working in the main kitchen, café and three satellite kitchens. Collectively they produce culinary experiences for five dining rooms and meeting/banquet rooms. The Chef is to ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment as well as the safety and sanitation of all production areas and food storage locations. Oversees and leads the culinary team to include kitchen management, cooks, prep cooks, café cooks and utility workers. Is a resource to other team members in all aspects of food service management. Benefits: Medical, Vision, and Dental Insurance Tuition and Educational Reimbursement Flexible scheduling & generous PTO plan 4.5% dollar for dollar match on our 403B First dollar generous contributions to HSA accounts plus a match! A work culture of gratitude, creativity and unprecedented friendliness with amazing residents, team members, and leaders! Duties and Responsibilities Assists in planning and implementation of ever changing, menus with seasonal features. Oversees daily preparation and presentation of all meals, catering, and special events. Ensures kitchen and dining management and staff practice safe and sanitary use of equipment, small wares, and food handling. Implements systems and training to inspect quality, quantity, temperatures, and appearance of food before it is served. Tracks and manages annual and monthly food and supply costs to ensure budgetary needs are being met. Directs Kitchen Manager and Storeroom Coordinator for ordering of all food and supplies. Qualifications Proven experience leading a culinary team, 5+ years' experience as a chef, preferably in a retirement community, club or other hospitality environment. Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills. Enjoys interacting with customers. Ability to organize workloads and meet time deadlines. Proficiency in point of sale, menu planning and Microsoft software programs. At The Summit, energy, compassion, creativity and talents are valued and rewarded. We want you to be the best you can be - we can do this together with work/life integration, coaching, and opportunities to grow. Together we can make a difference for residents and their families. Come join our winning team! We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.