Mount Hermon

  • Executive Chef

    Job Location US-CA-Mount Hermon
    Job ID
    Food Service
    # of Openings
    Location Name
    Conference Center
    Posted Date
    1 month ago(9/23/2019 8:52 PM)
    Job Start Date
    Full Time
  • Overview

    Full Time 


    Position Objective:


    The Executive Chef oversees the entire Conference Center kitchen, as well as purchasing and Redwood Camp catering, by producing high quality, attractive, nutritious and cost effective food menus for MHA guests in a manner consistent with MHA’s mission vision and values.


    Key Job Accountabilities:

    • Create all menus with input from Director of Food Operations.
    • Oversee food areas of MHA Conference Center Redwood Camp.
    • Communicate with department supervisors regarding production sheets, recipes, changes, etc.
    • Document and direct food consumption, surpluses and leftovers.
    • Demonstrate proper culinary methods, preparation, presentation skills and techniques and train staff accordingly.
    • Manage kitchen staff by communicating expectations, providing training, coaching, evaluating performance goals and implementing disciplinary actions according to MHA’s guidelines.
    • Walk through all food storage and production areas with department supervisors to review and enforce proper food storage, rotation, usage, organization and cleanliness.
    • Coordinate, assign and delegate activities for chefs, cooks and assistants as needed.
    • Enforce health and safety codes and procedures as well as building security and proper care and treatment of facilities.
    • Assist Dining Services Manager to ensure prompt food service.
    • Assist Ponderosa Lodge Food Service Operations Manager with their needs.
    • Oversee all catering on MHA property including, but not limited to, Redwood Camp.
    • Other duties and responsibilities as directed by supervisor.


    Supervisory Responsibilities: 


    • Cooks
    • Salad staff
    • Catering staff
    • Bakery staff
    • Kitchen Assistants
    • Purchasing Clerk


    General Qualifications


    A mature follower of Jesus, still growing and developing in their faith.  Fully in accord with Mount Hermon Association, Inc.’s (“MHA”) mission, vision, values and statement of beliefs.  Committed to living these out personally, and instilling them in the organization. Of strong moral character and integrity.  


    • Culinary education preferred or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    • ServeSafe Certified.

    Work Experience:


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience in large quantity food service, catering and/or restaurant services.
    • Minimum 3 years’ experience supervising food service staff.

    Key Job Accountabilities

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Ability to be pleasant and courteous with people while under stress.
    • Professional demeanor, sense of humor, adaptability, flexibility and self-motivation.
    • Ability to take direction and follow procedures.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to collaborate and work well with others.
    • Demonstrated competence in making judgments concerning food taste, palatability and aesthetics of food quality.
    • Working knowledge of menu and recipe development, presentation, portion control and costing.
    • Strong desire to learn and improve.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to use MS Excel and Word; skilled in food service math.
    • Bilingual skills a plus; fluency in English a must (reading, writing, speaking and understanding).


    Physical Demands


    • Ability to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.
    • Ability to stand and move around the majority of the workday.
    • Ability to work in hot and cold environments.
    • Ability to use a variety of kitchen tools, equipment and utensils in a safe manner, including sharp objects.


    Additional Requirements:


    • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights and weekends.
    • Must possess a food handler’s card.
    • Adherence to the basic principles as expressed in MHA’s Mission, Vision, Values and Commitment statements. 
    • Adherence to company dress code and professional standards for personal grooming and appearance.
    • Satisfactory completion of background investigation, or valid work permit, as well as ability to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


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