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Executive Chef (Mercersburg, PA)

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Posted: 05/11/2023

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Meriwether Godsey is looking for an Executive Chef responsible for leading and managing a high-volume food production program, as well as special events and high-end catering for a dining program at a private coed preparatory boarding and day school located in Mercersburg, PA. Our ideal candidate has strong culinary and management skills, a vision for excellence, as well as a passion and demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity. 

What you will do:   

  • Communicate daily with production staff on all food production activities.  
  • Purchase organically and locally produced foods, whenever possible, 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.   

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 Multi-Unit experience.  
  • Must provide proof of Covid-19 vaccination. Exemptions available upon request 
  • Must be able to pass an FBI background check and TB testing  
  • Application and promotion of current food trends.  
  • 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!

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