Chef Manager, Private Day School
Suffolk County, NY
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 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.
This unique situation requires a candidate with previous experience in college dining or comparable private high school setting. The candidate for this highly visible position will possess professional presentation skills and be an excellent communicator, as they will have daily interaction with the students and faculty at all meal periods. It is key that the hired individual develop dining programs to engage the students 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. Lastly, strong organizational skills are paramount as he/she will assume responsibility for the execution of multiple events such as alumni, fundraising and homecoming dinners, graduations, faculty lunches and meetings, and departmental caterings regularly.
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 certifications required
Form positive relationship with client, faculty, and students to meet organizational and financial goals
Organize and direct all dining hall activities, catering and special events
Management and administration of the unit to include budget adherence, purchasing, invoicing, payroll, inventory, and reporting.
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 include coaching, counseling, training, hiring, and firing
Equal Opportunity Employer // Background Check and FBI Fingerprinting Required
Uniforms and Meals Provided // Competitive Benefits and Incentive Program