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Executive Chef

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

Responsible for all Griffis Faculty Club culinary operations\. This role manages daily kitchen activities, prepares menus, and plans and directs food preparation in the kitchen\. In addition, the Chef will also assist with preparation for events held on and off premises\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Develops & implements policies as needed which foster a member first service culture\. Meets daily with Club Manager & Kitchen Operations team to discuss matters concerning each meal period and to foster an atmosphere of cooperation between all staff\.

+ Responsible for the development and execution of all menus; a la carte, banquets and social events, with an emphasis on quality and consistency\.

+ Prepares profit and loss statements for member events and private parties with a focus on balancing cost control while providing members with a world\-class dining experience\.

+ Recruits, trains, schedules and evaluates culinary staff\. Implements and enforces employment policies as needed\. Identifies and implements new ways of recruiting personnel\.

+ Responds to member comments, complaints and requests in a timely and positive manner with the goal of maximizing member satisfaction\.

+ Supervises staff in the production of all menus to ensure the highest quality ingredients, proper equipment usage, consistency, portion control and garnishing\. Plans and prepares all menus to include appropriate quantities and staffing\.

+ Conducts bi\-weekly line\-ups for all meal periods in cooperation with the appropriate dining service leaders\.

+ Assists in the planning of annual operations and capital budgets to include policies and procedures that ensure proper controls as necessary to achieve the parameters established by the budget\.

+ Assures the consistent adherence to kitchen and storage area sanitation standards\. Strictly adhere to the clubs zero tolerance policy as to critical violations of health department inspections\.

+ Takes an active role in continuing professional development and education, keeping aware of new industry trends, which will enhance the overall dining experience at Griffis Faculty Club\.


+ Bachelor's Degree


A culinary degree from an accredited institution\.

A minimum of five years as an Executive Chef, Executive Sous Chef or comparable in high volume, high\-quality venues, high\-end private clubs\.

A strong background in club catering with a focus on high end, large volume club events\.

A broad\-based culinary background\. Knowledge of regional cuisines is a plus as well as a working knowledge of current culinary trends and innovative cuisines\.

A working knowledge of computer programs is a plus\.

Previous responsibility for operations with multiple facilities outlets\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Recognition as a skilled teacher and mentor with a verifiable record of staff/team development and promotion from within\.

+ A career path marked by stability and professional achievement\.

+ A friendly and outgoing personality with strong communication skills\.

+ An unswerving commitment to the profession\.

+ Ability to provide a visible, highly professional and positive hands\-on direction to the staff\. The goal is to instill and nurture a positive attitude, professional demeanor and atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie among the entire team\.

Licenses and Certifications

Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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