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Director Corporate Chef

Director Corporate Chef

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

The Out of Home (OOH) Division at Nestlé USA leverages its position as the world's largest food and beverage company to bring brands that you enjoy in your home, to other areas of your life such as the workplace, restaurants, hotels, and your neighborhood College or University. Our portfolio of products and solutions includes beloved brands such as Stouffer's, Coffee mate, Nescafé, and Starbucks. With our extensive networks and industry knowledge, we offer unparalleled support and guidance to foodservice operators, ensuring their success in a competitive market. We strive to contribute to a healthier future by providing the finest ingredients and operational knowledge to every type of foodservice operation. The strength of our trusted brands is supported by a team of skilled professionals who are dedicated to deepening their industry experience. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. Our employees thrive on opportunities to grow and develop within the foodservice industry, ensuring that we are always at the forefront of industry trends and innovations.

 

The Director Corporate Chef is responsible for leading and elevating a world-class culinary team within our organization. This role involves developing and executing culinary strategies, fostering innovation, and ensuring the delivery of exceptional culinary experiences to our customers.

 

Responsiblities: 

  • Culinary Leadership: Provide visionary leadership to the culinary team, setting high standards for culinary excellence and inspiring team members to reach their full potential. Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the culinary team.
  • Culinary Strategy Development: Develop and execute a comprehensive culinary strategy that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives. Stay updated with industry trends, emerging techniques, and consumer preferences to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Team Management: Manage and mentor a team of talented chefs, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure consistent culinary excellence. Empower team members to take ownership of their work and encourage their professional growth.
  • Menu Innovation: Lead the development of innovative menus that exceed customer expectations, align with brand standards, and drive customer satisfaction. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create menus that are on-trend, unique, and elevate the culinary experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain culinary standards and procedures to ensure consistent quality across all culinary operations. Conduct regular audits and inspections to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, sanitation standards, and brand guidelines.
  • Vendor and Supplier Management: Collaborate with procurement teams to select and manage vendors and suppliers that meet quality standards and support the culinary vision. Build and maintain strong relationships to ensure timely delivery of high-quality ingredients and products.
  • Culinary Training and Development: Develop and implement training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of the culinary team. Stay updated with industry best practices and provide ongoing training to ensure the team is equipped with the latest culinary techniques and trends.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and operations, to align culinary strategies with overall business objectives. Provide culinary expertise and support for new product launches, marketing campaigns, and customer presentations.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage the culinary budget, ensuring efficient utilization of resources while maintaining high-quality standards. Monitor and analyze financial performance, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement strategies to optimize culinary operations.
  • Sales Leadership Team: Act as a key member of the sales leadership team, providing culinary expertise and insights to support sales strategies and initiatives. Collaborate with sales leaders to identify opportunities for culinary innovation that align with customer needs and drive revenue growth. Provide guidance and support in developing culinary-focused sales presentations and proposals to enhance customer engagement and drive business success.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Food Science, or a related field. A culinary certification is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Culinary Team Leader or similar role in a corporate setting.
  • Strong culinary expertise and knowledge of current food trends, techniques, and ingredients.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a culinary team.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial management principles.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and build relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and sanitation standards.
  • Ability to travel as required.

 

#ORTSEAM

Requisition ID: 283608 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

 

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

 

The Out of Home (OOH) Division at Nestlé USA leverages its position as the world's largest food and beverage company to bring brands that you enjoy in your home, to other areas of your life such as the workplace, restaurants, hotels, and your neighborhood College or University. Our portfolio of products and solutions includes beloved brands such as Stouffer's, Coffee mate, Nescafé, and Starbucks. With our extensive networks and industry knowledge, we offer unparalleled support and guidance to foodservice operators, ensuring their success in a competitive market. We strive to contribute to a healthier future by providing the finest ingredients and operational knowledge to every type of foodservice operation. The strength of our trusted brands is supported by a team of skilled professionals who are dedicated to deepening their industry experience. Our team of culinary experts and skilled product developers partner closely with foodservice professionals to generate creative, branded food and beverage solutions that address a wide variety of needs. Our employees thrive on opportunities to grow and develop within the foodservice industry, ensuring that we are always at the forefront of industry trends and innovations.

 

The Director Corporate Chef is responsible for leading and elevating a world-class culinary team within our organization. This role involves developing and executing culinary strategies, fostering innovation, and ensuring the delivery of exceptional culinary experiences to our customers.

 

Responsiblities: 

  • Culinary Leadership: Provide visionary leadership to the culinary team, setting high standards for culinary excellence and inspiring team members to reach their full potential. Foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the culinary team.
  • Culinary Strategy Development: Develop and execute a comprehensive culinary strategy that aligns with the organization's goals and objectives. Stay updated with industry trends, emerging techniques, and consumer preferences to drive innovation and maintain a competitive edge.
  • Team Management: Manage and mentor a team of talented chefs, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure consistent culinary excellence. Empower team members to take ownership of their work and encourage their professional growth.
  • Menu Innovation: Lead the development of innovative menus that exceed customer expectations, align with brand standards, and drive customer satisfaction. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to create menus that are on-trend, unique, and elevate the culinary experience.
  • Quality Assurance: Establish and maintain culinary standards and procedures to ensure consistent quality across all culinary operations. Conduct regular audits and inspections to ensure compliance with food safety regulations, sanitation standards, and brand guidelines.
  • Vendor and Supplier Management: Collaborate with procurement teams to select and manage vendors and suppliers that meet quality standards and support the culinary vision. Build and maintain strong relationships to ensure timely delivery of high-quality ingredients and products.
  • Culinary Training and Development: Develop and implement training programs to enhance the skills and knowledge of the culinary team. Stay updated with industry best practices and provide ongoing training to ensure the team is equipped with the latest culinary techniques and trends.
  • Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, sales, and operations, to align culinary strategies with overall business objectives. Provide culinary expertise and support for new product launches, marketing campaigns, and customer presentations.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage the culinary budget, ensuring efficient utilization of resources while maintaining high-quality standards. Monitor and analyze financial performance, identify cost-saving opportunities, and implement strategies to optimize culinary operations.
  • Sales Leadership Team: Act as a key member of the sales leadership team, providing culinary expertise and insights to support sales strategies and initiatives. Collaborate with sales leaders to identify opportunities for culinary innovation that align with customer needs and drive revenue growth. Provide guidance and support in developing culinary-focused sales presentations and proposals to enhance customer engagement and drive business success.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, Food Science, or a related field. A culinary certification is preferred.
  • Proven experience as a Culinary Team Leader or similar role in a corporate setting.
  • Strong culinary expertise and knowledge of current food trends, techniques, and ingredients.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a culinary team.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of financial management principles.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and build relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and sanitation standards.
  • Ability to travel as required.

 

#ORTSEAM

Requisition ID: 283608 

 

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role.  In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

 

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

 

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

 

Review our applicant privacy notice before applying at https://www.nestlejobs.com/privacy

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22209

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22209


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