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Executive Chef, Career opportunity in Fort Gratiot, Michigan

Job description

Community Executive Chef

Are you looking for a more deeply satisfying career?  Would you like to be able to make the most of your culinary creativity and management expertise as you serve those who have already spent their lives serving others?

At Holiday Retirement, we have rewarding opportunities for experienced culinary professionals to lead and manage a strong kitchen staff in providing high quality, nutritious and delicious meals to our residents. We’re looking to you to drive and maintain a culture of hospitality within one of our great communities.

The unique rewards we offer…

Though this can be a challenging role, the rewards can be immeasurable. In return for your valuable contributions to our residents, you’ll gain the deep satisfaction that comes from helping seniors experience a more fulfilling stage of life. In addition, we’re proud to provide you with a wide variety of benefits, including:


  • Full Health Benefits – Including medical, dental and vision

  • 401(k) – A plan to enhance your long-term financial well being

  • Paid Vacation and Travel Program – Stay at any of our 300+ communities across North America absolutely free

  • A Competitive Compensation Package – That includes an attractive salary and bonuses

The kind of people we seek…

In this key role, you will plan all food preparation as you use skill and imagination to make meal times a truly enjoyable experienced for our residents. You will lead and participate in the hiring and development of a dedicated kitchen staff team. You will be responsible for food quality, ensuring that we always serve, nutritious, appetizing and attractive meals. You will also maintain high standards for safety and cleanliness. To succeed in this role, you will have

  • Flexibility and the ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Unyielding integrity
  • Composure under pressure
  • Do-what-it-takes customer focus
  • Exceptional team building skills
  • Ability to motivate others to perform at their best
  • Solid judgment and decision-making skills

In addition, candidates will ideally have:

  • Culinary Arts Degree or Chef Certification
  • Two years experience in hands-on food prep/presentation,
  • or five years in high volume/fine dining
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong knife skills
  • Excellent time management, organizational and communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • HACCP Certification
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