Operations Excellence Manager Culinarian

Short Description The Operations Excellence Manager (OEM), Culinarian has the responsibility for leading the dining service team members toward client satisfaction with food quality and meal service from pre-opening of the business, during opening, and after transition of new business. This position involves being onsite two weeks prior to opening and the initial 3 -4 weeks of opening. The successful leader will be responsible for developing effective working relationships with clients and team members while training and directing the team towards providing outstanding client and customer dining services. OEM's are responsible, without limitation, to ensure the smooth operation of the facility and position you are supporting. As travel to and from locations is normal for OEM Managers, working a 10 day on, four day off is the typical schedule, however there are occasions where shifts are more standard, working five 10 hour shifts days each week or 50 hours per week including weekend and holiday rotations. Job Summary Essential Functions and Key Tasks: Culinarian As the Lead Culinarian you will be responsible for management of the kitchen and all food production at the new Unidine Operations. In most cases you will be working with two other OEM's both OTL and FOH/systems managers. Your ability to implement a regimented designed process as a part of the transition management and culinary team, is essential, opening new business at our client facilities. Flexibility, the ability to adapt on the move in facility transitions will be very important, each transition follows a designed process however there is a potential that change requests can alter our plan. You are one of the ambassador's on site of The Unidine Way, our values, vision, and mission. You will lead daily lineup, training all staff and new onsite management to adopt to understand and adopt our culture into daily operations. A working understanding of all Unidine systems & processes is essential, all vertical LOB; Senior Living, Health Care, Corporate Culinary and retail management. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely(verbal and written) with residents/guests and know what, when and how to communicate depending on the audience and subject matter (sensitivity and timing) You are the company representative of Undine's Fresh Food Pledge strict adherence to our scratch cooking and HACCP food safety standards is imperative. Ability to train new Executive Chef and production staff on all required production systems and processes Ensures high quality, good tasting and well-presented foods are served to all residents, population in all areas within established time frames. Development of facility food tracking systems and processes, review, train staff on use of daily production records Develop and implement menus and prescribed recipes. Proficient forecasting and production, ensure all product is delivered on time and at proper temperatures Responsible for Food and supply purchasing - adhering to product specifications and authorized vendors. Develop and implement job flows for all kitchen and production staff. Scheduling and supervision of culinary department personnel with adherence to our productivity metrics. Create and maintain excellent relationships with the residents, Executive Director, fellow department heads and staff. Education and Experience: Minimum 5 years' experience as an Executive Chef or Chef Manager. Prior experience in dining service transitions and openings is preferred. Serve Safe, CDM and Allergen certification preferred. Bachelor's degree in Food Science, Nutrition, Culinary Arts or Hotel/Restaurant Management is highly desirable; having completed Certified Dietary Management program preferred. About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry Compass Group North America is a diversity growth-oriented organization. Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance). Req ID: 255808
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5 - 7 years

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