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UFC PI Performance Chef - UFC (Las Vegas · NV)

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Food and Beverage: Chef/Cook
Become a Champion with us:
Just like the way our fighters prepare with their training partners to be the very best, here at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) we encourage that type of teamwork. A UFC employee, like a mixed martial artist, is well-rounded and willing to put in the time necessary to be world-class. With a team of champions in the office, the UFC has fought relentlessly to break into the sports world with undeniable success. Our growth both in and outside of the Octagon has revolutionized the fight business and made the UFC the world’s leading mixed martial arts promoter and largest pay-per-view event provider. We are universally recognized for our action-packed, can’t-miss events that have sold out some of the most prestigious arenas around the globe. Come join us as we progress at a rate never-before-seen in the professional sports world.

The UFC, owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, has additional offices in London, Toronto, Sao Paulo, Moscow and Shanghai.

The Ultimate Opportunity:
UFC offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, vision, LTD, life, supplemental life, short-term disability and 401(k) with a company match. Our Las Vegas office has an on-site Cafe serving healthy, delicious breakfast and lunch and a state of the art Performance Center that employees have access to. We have a regular wellness calendar for employees featuring health and nutritional classes. The Las Vegas office participates annually in a citywide Corporate Challenge. And, all employees receive UFC FIGHT PASS, a digital subscription services with exclusive live events, thousands of fights on-demand, original content and more!

Strategy for Winning:
This position supports the Executive Performance Chef and the Performance Nutrition team in implementing the UFC Performance Institute Fight Week culinary program.

  • Prepares fight week meals to support athletes at the various stages of fight week, per the standards and nutrient programming of the Performance Nutrition team.
  • Abides by food handling safety standards, including temperature controls, sanitation standards, food storage and dating, and documentation of safe handling. 
  • Maintains allergen and religious avoidance labeling standards and maintains alternative recipes and menus to support athletes with food limitations.
  • Creates Fight Week and post-weigh-in recipes and menus in line with the Performance Nutrition team's programming.
  • Supports the recipe and nutrient analysis while integrating within nutrition analysis software to provide detailed nutrition and allergen information. 
  • Collaborates with the Performance Nutrition team to develop culinary related nutrition education content and materials; this may include written video and streaming content, as well as in-person education. 
  • Supports all local and non-local UFC events.
  • As necessary, works with and alongside third-party chefs to provide consistent food quality for athletes. Provides feedback to Executive Performance Chef and Director, Nutrition.
  • Supports Executive Performance Chef with kitchen access coordination, food procurement and storage, and recipe development and nutrition education for athletes.
  • Ensures that kitchen operations comply with Department of Health, OSHA, and Zuffa's standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.  
Skills & Experience:
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Culinary degree preferred. 
  • Five years of culinary experience; two years' experience in fine dining is preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing with individuals in all levels of the organization, but particularly with members of the highest level of the organization.
  • Comprehensive food knowledge, which includes cost control, menu planning, budgeting, training, inventory control and sanitation.
  • Must be able to travel and handle a flexible schedule.
  • Must demonstrate sound judgment and maturity decision-making ability, even in difficult situations.
  • Must possess and demonstrate great attention to detail in order to maintain expected appearance and operating standards.
  •  Customer-service driven.
  • Must possess the ability to work hands on in any kitchen environment pertaining to a three-meal period in fine dining, butchering, baking soups, stocks, sauces, roasting, sautéing, broiling, grilling and cold food production.
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidential information.
  • Average level skills with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook and ability to learn other computer software programs. 

Zuffa, LLC conducts pre-employment drug and background screenings
Zuffa, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Questions:

  1. What specifically interest you about this opportunity?

  2. Are you able to travel frequently and work flexible schedules?