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Executive Chef

Company: Thomas Cuisine
Location: Helena
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Join us as an Executive Chef and play a pivotal role in reshaping perceptions of hospital dining. Your culinary expertise will not only elevate the quality of our patients' meals but also contribute to their overall well-being.Who we areFounded in 1986, Thomas Cuisine is an award-winning, privately held contract food service company. We advocate the healing power of whole foods and believe in preparing scratch-made cuisine fresh each day. Every Thomas Cuisine team member is an ambassador, carrying out our mission, reflecting our values, and building relationships while "doing the right thing".What's in it for youAs part of our team, the ideal candidate will gain access to supportive and smart partners, first-class learning and engagement technologies, exceptional employee wellness and medical benefits, and much more!Benefits:Medical, Dental and Vision with several plans to choose fromGenerous Paid Time OffHealth and wellness programsProfessional development opportunitiesSalary: $70,000 annually plus 5% bonus potential!What you will doAs the Executive Chef, you'll be the driving force behind the success of our dining services in a healthcare setting. In this role, you'll play a crucial part in enhancing the overall well-being of patients, staff, and visitors. You will redefine hospital dining as a delicious and nourishing experience, making a meaningful impact on the lives of those we serve.This team member Will lead and manage the culinary team, including chefs, cooks, and kitchen staff, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure high-quality culinary offerings and exceptional service.Develop and execute menus that are nutritionally balanced, flavorful, and visually appealing, incorporating seasonal ingredients and accommodating special dietary needs and restrictions.Oversee food preparation and production, ensuring adherence to food safety and sanitation standards, as well as regulatory requirements, to maintain a safe and hygienic kitchen environment.Collaborate with the nutrition team and healthcare professionals to ensure that menu offerings support patients' and residents' dietary requirements and therapeutic goals.Manage inventory, food purchasing, and cost control measures to maximize efficiency and minimize waste, while maintaining budgetary goals.Stay updated on culinary trends, techniques, and best practices in healthcare food service, incorporating innovative ideas and strategies to enhance the dining experience.Foster a positive and collaborative work environment, promoting teamwork, communication, and professional development among culinary staff.Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings, providing input and support to achieve the overall goals and objectives of the healthcare facility.Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations governing food service operations and healthcare standards.What you will needCulinary degree or certification from an accredited culinary school preferred.Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training.Proven experience as an Executive Chef in a healthcare or hospitality setting, with a focus on culinary excellence and nutritionally balanced menu development.Strong leadership and management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse culinary team.Excellent culinary skills and creativity, with a passion for creating delicious, scratch-made nutritious meals that promote health and well-being.Knowledge of food safety regulations, sanitation standards, and dietary guidelines relevant to healthcare food service.Experience with menu planning, food production, inventory management, and cost control measures.Ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams, including nutritionists, dietitians, and healthcare professionals.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with patients, residents, families, and staff members.ServSafe Certification and State Food Handlers CardWho you areOur people are purposeful. They care about food and quality and have a desire to make a positive impact in the world through REAL food. Embark on a rewarding culinary journey with us, where your skills will not only flourish but also contribute significantly to the satisfaction and well-being of our communities.Our commitment to youAt Thomas Cuisine, we are dedicated to fostering a workplace that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and where every individual feels a sense of belonging. We know that this commitment is an ongoing journey, and we will strive to improve and adapt as we grow. Our DEIB commitment is not just a statement but a living part of our company culture.REAL Food Genuine Service Enduring Relationships

Keywords: Thomas Cuisine, Great Falls , Executive Chef, Hospitality & Tourism , Helena, Montana

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