Midwest Health Executive Chef - Full-Time - 1st Shift in Leawood, Kansas
Job Summary: The Executive Chef oversees all kitchen operations including but not limited to restaurant-style main dining room, ancillary pub and coffee shop, in-house specialty and catered events, and occasional external catering. Actively participates in daily food production, oversees the kitchen staff, completes and participates in staff training and development and provides input for appraisals and discipline. Duties and Responsibilities: * Comply with the Community’s personnel, safety, and corporate policies and procedures. * Treat residents, family members, visitors, and team members with respect and dignity. * Maintain the confidentiality of all resident and family information. * Operates main kitchen and ancillary services within established health, safety and sanitation guidelines put forth by the local Health Department, Fire Safety and Federal guidelines at all times. * Actively ensures daily food preparation of the highest caliber in terms of quality taste, texture and presentation; taking advantage of all opportunities to improve our resident experience. * Coaches and provides leadership to all the kitchen staff to maintain food and service at the highest levels and maintain a professional workforce. * Ensures the highest standards of sanitation, cleanliness and safety are maintained throughout the kitchen and ancillary outlets at all times. * Monitors resident acceptability of scheduled menu items and adapts menu offering to maximize resident satisfaction. * Address any internal or external resident or family concerns pertaining to food operations throughout the day. * Ensures adequate ordering and inventory of all food and non-food items for every outlet for efficient kitchen operations. * Ensures all food is received, stored, labeled rotated and produced to ensure high standards of freshness, minimizing waste and maximizing quality. * Recruits, interviews and trains all new staff members. * Holds all staff accountable to established policies and procedures. * Schedules and coordinates work flows for all department staff. * Responsible of compliance to all State and Federal regulations including blood borne pathogens, infection control, use of hazardous materials and fire safety. Job Requirements: * Must have Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university; or 5 or 6 years related experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and training. * Post-secondary training with Certificate of Completion from accredited culinary program preferred. * Must be proficient in common computer programs including Microsoft Word and Excel. * If required to operate a motor vehicle for business purposes, must successfully complete the requirements contained in Company’s Motor Vehicles policy. * Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. * Must be able to work beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary. * Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. * Must be able to perform the essential position functions of the job with, or without reasonable accommodation. * Must be able to meet the general health requirements set forth by State regulations and Company policy which may include medical and physical examinations. * Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 30 pounds to a minimum height of 3 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such a weight a minimum distance of 4 feet. * Must be able to bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, perform overhead lifting, and perform other common physical movements as needed for your position. * Must be able to relate to and work with the ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the Community. * Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to ensure that the requirements of this position can be fully met.