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Campus Executive Chef

Company: NexDine
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

We are recruiting for an Executive Chef for our Upscale Retirement Community which overlooks the Hudson in Riverdale, NY. This remarkable, PROVEN, executive chef should be an innovative, hands-on creative leader who has the full package.

What do we mean by that? Our chef MUST have amazing culinary talent, catering expertise, compliance management driven, a sharp focus on sanitation, strong financial acumen and the ability to collaborate, teach and engage with a diverse team of colleagues, department heads, residents and families.

NexDine Hospitality is an independent thought leader in dining services. We are proud to offer innovative, authentic, and personalized experiences focused on the integrity of the ingredients and providing amazing service. We invite you to apply and grow with our team of inspired chefs and hospitality experts.

The Executive Chef reports to the Vice President of Dining Services and is responsible for developing and executing culinary results to exceed customer expectations. Oversees and manages all culinary operations to meet service, production, and presentation standards. Applies culinary techniques to food preparation and manages the final presentation and service of food.

Essential Functions:


  • Manage menu writing and cycle of cost control utilizing appropriate recipes and costing measures.
  • Responsible for the quality of all food products and ensure that standards are met.
  • Responsible for all aspects of food production, execution and presentation.
  • Oversight of all aspects of catering operations.


  • Responsible for maintaining vendor relationships.
  • Inspect supplies, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards.
  • Arrange for equipment purchases or repairs.
  • Purchasing of all food or other supplies needed to ensure efficient operation ensuring quality control practices are in place for receiving all products.
  • May determine production schedules and staff requirements necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Ensure company, community, and regulatory standards for safety, proper food handling practices, sanitation, uniform guidelines, and productivity are maintained.
  • Compile and record production or operational data on specified forms.


  • Manage department controllable expenses (P&L) including food costs, labor, supplies, uniforms and equipment, specific to budgetary guidelines.
  • Analyze recipes to assign prices to menu items, based on food, labor, and overhead costs.
  • Responsible for inventory management.
  • May assist operations in financial recordkeeping.


  • Recruit, hire, review and manage staff, such as cooks and other kitchen workers.
  • Instruct, train and supervise cooks or other workers in the preparation, cooking, garnishing, or presentation of food.
  • Provide excellent customer service to include being attentive, approachable, greeting and thanking customers.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organizational Skills
  • Customer/Client Focus
  • Ability to Coach & Develop
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Ability to work under pressure

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages, in conjunction with his/her direct supervisor, all employees of the unit and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within the unit.

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 3 - 5 years experience in large retirement communities

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Culinary school certificate or degree
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Required Eligibility Qualifications

  • ServSafe Certification
  • Choke Safety Certification

NexDine promotes health in our food philosophy as well as our work-life balance, so we are committed to providing an enjoyable workplace environment and company culture. We invite you to see what our employees are saying about the NexDine experience.

NexDine is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law. NexDine participates in E-Verify.

Keywords: NexDine, New Rochelle , Campus Executive Chef, Other , Bronx, New York

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