AramarkPainted Post 14870
Full Time

Productivity: Ensure the efficient and profitable business performance of the food program and the optimal utilization of staff and resources. Innovating and developing a leading team for future leaders in our business.

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Culinary Development Director I

Aramark
Full Time 57 Barr lane, Painted Post, NY 14870, United States
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Overview

The Culinary Development Director is responsible for enhancing the food program across the portfolio by creating a wide variety of innovative solutions to meet guest and client expectations. Creates local and diverse partnerships.  Oversees and manages all culinary operations to insure best in class, authentic dining across all outlets. Applies standards and processes to deliver and execute daily operations and initiatives.

We are looking for a passionate and experienced Director of Culinary to inspire, lead, and innovate across a national portfolio, based out of Corning, NY. The ideal candidate has a commitment to excellence and a desire to be the absolute best.  The Culinary Director will lead a dynamic team across the country whose sole mission is to bring best in class hospitality and cuisine to our guests in an exciting, fun, and energized environment.  Programming includes retail dining cafés, conference dining, daily catering, and special event dining with a premier client spanning 20 locations in multiple states. Significant work with national program development, standards implementation and team leadership is crucial.

Job Responsibilities

Leadership:  Is a leader and mentor to our talented and diverse team.  Empowers our team members to make decisions in the moment that provide the highest level of service to our guests.  Ensures authentic, on-trend and precisely executed culinary standards and techniques.  Guarantees unique and diverse local partnerships remain a part of who we are.  Is a great communicator, trainer, and celebrator of our people.  Ignites a passion and hunger to be the best.  A serial multitasker, you will need to be well versed in using technology to simplify daily tasks and enable a world class hospitality experience.

Development:  Ensures proper operational standards and techniques are in place for all aspects of the program. Manages both culinary and operational teams to ensure quality and safety throughout the portfolio. Meets with both client and site leadership as a liaison regarding all things related to culinary development. Coach employees by creating a shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and how it is to be achieved. Rewards and recognize employees. Plan and execute team meetings.

Client Relationship: Develop and maintain effective client and customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationship. Aggregate and communicate operational and site needs.

  • Financial Performance: Responsible for driving the mark on all areas including culinary, guest experience, safety, sanitation and financials of the business, consistent focus on margin improvement. Forecast, plan, and execute budget set forth by the region.
  • Productivity: Ensure the efficient and profitable business performance of the food program and the optimal utilization of staff and resources. Innovating and developing a leading team for future leaders in our business.
  • Compliance: Maintain compliance with Aramark SAFE food, occupational and environmental safety polices in all operations. Comply with all applicable policies, rules, and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage and hour.

Qualifications

  • Requires at least 10 years’ experience and 3-5 years in a management role.
  • Multi Unit Culinary Background Preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time.

Education

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