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Compass Group, North America REGIONAL CHEF in LENEXA, Kansas

Posted Date: May 13, 2021

  • We are now hiring for a REGIONAL CHEF position.

  • Location: LENEXA, KS. nearest metro area Kansas City, KS.

  • This position is based in the Kansas City Metropolitan area, but travel to CA, CO, WA, as well as St Louis, MO may be required. Note: online applications accepted only.

  • Schedule:Primarily Monday- Friday - schedule based on business need

    It’s Safe to Work at Canteen! We know many of you who are new to working in a foodservice setting might be a little unsure about your safety. We understand. As Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2020, keeping our Canteen Team and clients safe is very important to us!

    How do we keep our Team safe? Canteen has Safety Teams that direct how we work together with extensive safety protocols, and we provide personal protective equipment and ongoing safety training. We believe that knowledge is power, and with this knowledge you will feel much better about working in one of our facilities or serving our customers during this pandemic.

    Diversity of thought and inclusion for all is what drives our success - we invite you to start your journey with us today!

    Canteen is a national vending machine operating company offering vending, office coffee service and dining services through a company and franchise network of over 200 locations in 48 states. Canteen’s track record of innovation began in 1929, when company founder Nathaniel Leverone built his business strategy around three timeless principles: integrity, customer focus and innovation.

Job Summary

Canteen South Region Chef will work collaboratively with North Region Chef on all Canteen/ Company Kitchen culinary initiatives. Position is based in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Travel to CA, CO, WA, as well as St Louis, MO may be required. This role is responsible for leading all culinary functions for business dining accounts in a given geographical area.Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements operation’s plans and systems to ensure contractual obligations are met

  • Manages cost controls and control expenditures for the region

  • Acts as a Regional leader who models competencies and behaviors which that support company values

  • Plans and creates menus to include influencing the menu for chef’s tables, catering expos, etc.

  • Develops and communicates strategies for improving customer experience

  • Interacts professionally with a diverse group of associates, suppliers, clients and customers

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Culinary Degree, or comparable four year culinary development experience

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience, multi-unit experience preferred

  • Execellent communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate on various levels to include management, departmental, customer and associate levels

  • Strong supervisory, leadership, hands-on management and coaching skills

  • Strong financial acumen, proven P&L experience, budgetary, and food control practices

  • A demonstrated ability to assess and grow people, operations, equipment, and revenue

  • Willing to travel throughout the region

  • Computer skills and experience with MS Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, preferred

    Associates at Canteen are offered many fantastic benefits.

    Both full-time and part-time positions offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Ability to earn quarterly bonuses!

  • Life Insurance/AD

  • Disability Insurance

  • Retirement Plan

  • Associate Shopping Program

  • Health and Wellness Programs

  • Discount Marketplace

  • Identity Theft Protection

  • Pet Insurance

  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program

    In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

    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: 539379