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Regional Executive Chef - Proof of the Pudding (Atlanta · GA)

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This position is responsible for providing the Region's Executive Chefs culinary leadership and guidance to meet company objectives and standards. Responsibilities will include providing ongoing support, training and mentorship to the company's Chefs and managers on food quality, food cost controls, labor cost forecasting and budgets, inventory, safety, and sanitation.

  • Actively communicate with Chefs in the Region to assess the ongoing culinary needs of their units
  • Conduct a formal monthly conference call with all Chefs in the Region to communicate the culinary initiatives and share best practices as well as regional success stories
  • Proactively identify and communicate all support needs and communicate with the leadership team.
  • Assist the VP of Culinary with supporting all New Business Development within the Region 
    • i.e., Menu development, presentations, opening support, recruiting, RFP walk-throughs, etc. 
  • Identify top performers within the region and develop a succession plan for all units
  • Participate and promote the Chef-to-Chef Mentorship Program within the Region
  • Assist with developing training for onboarding of new chefs and sous chefs in the region
  • When visiting other units: Perform location reviews, culinary audits and safety walks from within the region
  • Identify menu innovation needs within the Region and work with the VP of Culinary to create a plan of attack.
  • Support the focus of Local partnerships and suppliers within the Region

Regional Executive Chef - Area of Responsibilities
 The Regional Chef will office out of the home office (Atlanta, GA) 
  • Regional responsibilities: Duke University, Auburn University, University of Alabama, Mississippi State University, Georgia International Convention Center.
  •   Assists with support for special events and off-premise catering.
  • Assists with menu planning, recipe development and organization for the S&E division
  • Assists with RFP’s, walk-throughs, planning, opening procedures – will divide and conquer with the VP of Culinary on new property openings
  • Work with football executive chefs to develop a support schedule for the fall.
  • Assist the VP of Culinary in developing minimum purchasing standards, green initiatives, training programs, local initiatives for the culinary team.
  • Assist the HR team and VP of Culinary with recruiting/hiring.

Required Qualifications:
  • 8+ years in a leadership culinary role, experience in S&E or large scale events is needed
  • Must have impeccable integrity for the business, the community and the Proof of the Pudding Team.
  • Possess the necessary qualities of self- motivation, desire to learn, and enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, demanding, collaborative environment
  • Possess the necessary interpersonal skills and demeanor for maintaining a safe, equitable and inclusive work environment
  • Ability to travel to different venues frequently

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Job Questions:

  1. How many years of experience do you have in a culinary leadership role?

  2. Why would you be a good fit for this role?