Chef Manager, Private Day School

Washington, DC Metro Area

Brock & Company, Inc. is the premier provider of contract food management to private and independent schools and corporations throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions.  We aim is to deliver outstanding quality food services exceeding our clients’ expectations every day.  With an extensive array of clients, Brock has a formula for success that is simple.  We focus on top quality products combined with people who have a passion for food and service.  Brock provides a family-owned, corporate supported, financially sound organization that is committed to our clients and associates and is always striving for excellence. 

Our product is dynamic; we welcome your input and creativity to help drive our business development process.  We value your experience and ideas. You can influence the outcome, and we will give you the tools needed to be successful.  Our progressive culinary programs have made significant improvements in the daily work lives of our customers and clients.  Brock’s ongoing commitment to philanthropy improves our own lives.  Just ask, and we will gladly share details of our social responsibility partners. 

Private day school for 900 (grades Pre-K – 12) students with 175 faculty and administration.  Breakfast and lunch are served five days a week.  Operates twelve months a year (52 weeks).  The Chef Manager will assume responsibility for the oversight and direction of the school’s dining service operations including student, faculty, and staff satisfaction as well as the achievement of client financial objectives. 

This unique situation requires a candidate with previous experience in private high school dining or comparable college setting.  This highly visible position will be filled by a candidate with professional personal presentation and excellent communication skills, as they will have daily interaction with the students and faculty at all meal periods.  It is key that the hired individual has high regard for the student population and develop programs to engage them with forward-looking menus that acknowledge current trends in food and nutrition.  Further, successful candidates should have a foundation of working culinary expertise, strong catering management skills and a history of leading culinary and management teams to success.  Additionally, the Chef Manager will be tasked with motivating and guiding a large staff to success.  Lastly, strong organizational skills are paramount as he/she will assume responsibility for the execution of multiple events such as alumni and homecoming dinners, faculty lunches and meetings and departmental caterings regularly.

Qualifications

  • Customer-focused, service-oriented, “can-do” attitude
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Professional, front of house presentation
  • Problem-solving/delegation ability

  • Computer proficiency for ordering and reporting

  • 5-7 years experience in private school/college dining or similar venue

  • Hospitality Degree, Catering Management or Certifications preferred
  • ServSafe® and Allergen Awareness required

Responsibilities

  • Form positive relationship with client, faculty, and students to meet organizational and financial goals.

  • Organize and direct all dining hall service activities, catering and special events

  • Management and administration of the unit to include budget adherence, reporting, purchasing, invoicing, payroll, and inventory.

  • Develop and maintain a sustainability program.
  • Keep a clean and safe work environment and follow all outlined health and safety regulations concerning food handling, equipment use, and personal hygiene.

  • Staffing activities to include coaching, counseling, training, hiring, and firing

Equal Opportunity Employer 
Uniform and Meals Provided
Competitive Benefits and Incentive Program

To apply for this position, please respond with Cover Letter and Resume below.
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Or, mail your resume and cover letter to this address:

Brock & Company, Inc.
257 Great Valley Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355