Centerplate
  • 04-Aug-2017 to 04-Oct-2017 (PST)
  • New England Aquarium
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Full-Time Salary Year Round

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Centerplate and our partner venues have been defining extraordinary experiences through thoughtful hospitality, expertly delivered, for more than 80 years at gathering places across North America and the United Kingdom.  As the pioneer and leader in live event hospitality, we are committed to making the time that people spend together more rewarding and more valuable.  "Making it better to be there since 1929."TM

We are seeking an Executive Chef for the The New England Aquarium.

The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource.

Principal Function

An Executive Chef III (3) is charged with maximizing the productivity of the culinary staff, as well as managing the sous chefs who are directly below them in the culinary chain of command.  The Executive Chef III will train and manage culinary personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food; select and develop recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establish presentation technique and quality standards; plan and price menus; ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance; and ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen. The Executive Chef III may oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Lead the Culinary Management Team to manage all aspects of Food Preparation, Product Handling, Equipment Utilization and Food Safety.
  • Analyze Business Volume and Product Usage Daily.
  • Participate in the Development and Implementation of Business Strategies.
  • Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary team by example.

Qualifications/Skills

Required:

  • Minimum of 10 years in a culinary leadership position with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years leading a culinary operation with at least 5 revenue centers.
  • Minimum of 3 years leading a culinary operation with annual revenues in excess of $10mm.
  • Ability to promote and participate in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand written and oral direction and to communicate same with others.
  • AOS or higher Degree from a postsecondary culinary arts training program or equivalent professional certification.

Preferred:

  • BA/BS Business or Hospitality Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • ACF Certified Executive Chef or ACF Certified Culinary Administrator

Other requirements include but are not limited to:

Subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight (pots, pans, etc.); must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.

Hours are often extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Centerplate is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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