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Executive Chef (Amherst, VA)

Company: Meriwether Godsey, Inc.
Location: Amherst
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Meriwether Godsey is looking for an Executive Chef responsible for leading and managing a high-volume, multi-unit food production program, as well as special events and high-end catering for a dining program at Sweet Briar College located in Amherst, VA. Our ideal candidate has strong culinary and management skills, a vision for excellence, a strong working sustainability knowledge, as well as a passion and demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity including women-led initiatives. What you will do: Communicate daily and delegate daily duties with production staff on all food production activities. Purchase organically and locally produced foods, including on-site greenhouse, and work alongside production staff to incorporate these products into recipe and menu offerings on a daily basis. Oversee menu development, purchasing, and production, incorporating the latest trends and practices. Ensure proper food temperatures are reached, maintained, and recorded; ensure daily records of food usage, organization of storage/cooler areas, and other compliance regulations are kept. Lead by example; engaging and developing direct reports and team members through ongoing support, monitoring, coaching, and feedback. Establish and maintain strong vendor relationships while researching price variations. Implement and maintain HACCP standards. Maintain effective client and customer-centric relationships. Deliver high-end catering. Assist in Back of House phases of financial planning, budget/cost analysis, and reporting to set, monitor, and achieve operating and financial goals. Possess strong knowledge of leading a team in a growth environment. What you need: Associate's Degree or five or more years of related food service experience. 5+ Years' experience in Contract Food Service Operation, High-End Catering Management, High-Volume Dining, and/or Multi-Unit experience required. Proficiency and growing knowledge of sustainable practices. Participative management style and excellent leadership skills. Demonstrated experience cultivating talent and promoting an inclusive work environment. Strong communication and presentation skills. Account and Project Management Skills. Knowledge of food safety (HACCP), sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards. Ability to work in a collaborative team environment while fostering strong client and customer relationships. ServSafe-- Food Protection Manager Certification preferred. What you will get: Competitive Pay, Meals, Uniforms, Benefits such as Health, Vision, Dental, and more! Meriwether Godsey offers significant opportunities for growth and career advancement. The work environment is fast-paced, team-oriented, and high-energy. You'll be surrounded and supported by people who are passionate about serving others. Interested in learning more? Visit our About Us Page Enjoy a people and food-focused environment where you have the opportunity to make a difference every day and advance your career. Help Meriwether Godsey set the standard for hospitality in the Central Virginia market!We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, genetic makeup, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status or veteran status and all other statuses protected by federal, state, and local law. PI5dd9f92ed023-25660-33082924

Keywords: Meriwether Godsey, Inc., Lynchburg , Executive Chef (Amherst, VA), Hospitality & Tourism , Amherst, Virginia

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