Executive Chef - Bay Area

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Req ID: 121225

Location: Bay Area, CA

Number of openings: 2

Schedule: Full Time

About us: We’re a global team of culinarians, managers, food service operators and subject matter experts crafting food experiences that fuel big ideas at one of the world’s major tech companies! The food and experiences we provide make quite an impact: They help fuel the teams creating world-changing technologies – and that’s a big deal! We’re passionate about supporting the long-term success of everyone we feed, and we love what we do. Food+ isn’t just a workplace. It’s a platform for you to innovate, bring your ideas to life, contribute to a sustainable future and – best of all – be part of an awesome team!

About you: To support our growth, we’re looking for an Executive Chef responsible for our Culinary Department in the Bay Area. The Executive Chef (EC) is a multi unit culinary leader reporting to a Neighborhood Executive Chef (NEC). The EC, in partnership with the General Manager (GM) and/or Assistant GM, takes full ownership and responsibility for the overall success of multi-unit cafe operations to ensure the successful delivery of the continuously evolving, dynamic and innovative Food programs at our clients site.
The EC works closely with cross functional support teams including: Regional Executive Chef, Food and Workplace Safety, Finance, Vendor Relations, Human Resources, Learning & Development, IT, Sustainability, Nutrition, Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Marketing Communication and Engagement. This Chef is an ambassador of the Food+ Programs and collaborates to represent Food+.

Position Objectives: This position, in partnership with the General Manager, leads the cafe teams to deliver operational and administrative excellence, including but not limited to:

  • Delivery of delicious high quality meals

  • Delivery of engaging hospitable guest experiences

  • Foster talent development and training

  • Drive workplace and food safety management

  • Financial management to deliver budgetary expectations in food, labor and other expenses

  • Driving diverse and inclusive associate engagement

  • Display comprehensive leadership

  • Participation and support in all Compass and Food+ initiatives and programs including menu planning, recipe development and usage

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Culture of excellence leadership

  • Act as a role model within the community while working at one of the largest search engine employer in the world

  • Personally commit to deliver high quality work in a timely manner to meet all deadlines

  • Inspire and mentor culinary teams to deliver well run operations that consistently serve delicious food in a hospitable and outgoing environment and in a timely manner

  • Be a catalyst, with the ability to effect positive change using strategies and processes improvement for necessary change management opportunities across the business

  • Hold individual and cafe teams accountable to deliver accurate and high quality work in a timely manner

  • Uses preferred development and mentoring techniques to gain the necessary team commitment and support

  • Promptly communicate honestly and accurately with all stakeholders

  • Recognize and reward individuals and/or teams based on merits

  • Development of culinary talent though training, diversity and inclusion

  • Encourage, support and takes a leading role in culinary associate development processes including: setting personalized learning and development targets, conduct performance reviews, provide coaching and performance improvement plans

  • Drive and coordinate associate participation in job related learning and development training

  • Cultivate an inclusive culture and grow a diverse team that inspires, empowers and engages everyone

  • Guide the delivery of a strong on-boarding process, synchronized with food at the world's largest search engine’s brand immersion

  • Support human resources in the interview process

Team Performance Management through Planning and Execution

  • Direct teams to meet and exceed all of our customer core performance expectations and deliver expected value of the food program

  • Drive compliance to our client’s and Compass programs, procedures, systems, principles and philosophies

  • Ensure timely creation of balanced cycle menus that are in harmony across multiple cafes and those meet the cultural and dietary needs and expectations set forth by the client

  • Take ownership of cafe(s) measured pre & post food production and processes
    Ensure cafes use and follow recipes to deliver high quality and delicious meals

  • Monitor cafe teams perform daily taste procedures protocols as outlined

  • All food served is appropriately described and calls out allergies and sensitivities

  • Insures ‘Daily Tens’ meeting is presented effectively and engaging

Collaboration and Support

  • Work effectively and interdependently, understand the need to communicate and collaborate
    Coordinate work efforts with other teams, employees and departments

  • Works closely with the NEC and RECs to support the development and implementation of new concepts, programs, recipe development efforts and standard operating procedures

  • Provide catering, cafe new builds/renovation teams support as needed

  • Report and collaborate with equipment repair & maintenance

Financial Management

  • Ensure teams work within budget while maintaining program standards

  • Manages and monitors labor, food and operation costs within set budget/forecast targets

  • Maximize use of all Compass and our clients tools and systems to reach optimal performance

  • Lead cafe teams to placing proper orders, sourcing the best local and seasonal foods by following established purchasing guidelines

  • Create work efficiencies including leveraging integrations to maximize cost saving

  • Contribute to quarterly equipment replacement needs

Workplace and Food Safety

  • Ensure workplace safety standards are consistently met and all related procedures and steps are followed. Closely collaborate with workplace safety manager on program adherence, training and enhancements

  • Ensure food safety standards are consistently met and all related procedures are followed including error free allergen management. Closely collaborate with food safety manager on program adherence, training and enhancements

  • Report injury, accident and/or food borne illness incident accurately and in a timely manner following established crisis escalation process

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Degree from an accredited culinary institution preferred; bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum of 4 years culinary supervisory experience in a similar high volume, quality food service establishment

  • Highly developed culinary skills with comfort in traditional, modern and multi ethnic cuisines

  • Ability to create new, innovating and exciting dishes within guidelines of the food program

  • Proven track record in leadership: coaching and teaching skills with individuals, and teams

  • Ability to proactively solve problems and work independently and/or in teams, effectively and efficiently with limited supervision

  • Proven ability to manage budgets, utilize reporting platforms, and meet financial goals

  • Ability to effectively communicate, motivate and interact with all levels within the organization

  • Proficient in computer and technical skills, working knowledge of G-Suite programs

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

Physical requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

  • Stand, talk or hear, and taste or smell

  • Walk, use hands or fingers, handle or feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl

  • Specific vision abilities required

  • Ability to read, regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and may occasionally lift up to 50 pounds

  • Push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

Some of the great things we will provide:

  • Generous paid time off

  • An awesome & collaborative working environment

  • Amazing work spaces

  • Delicious onsite food +many more!

Sound good? Apply now to take your seat at our global table!