Executive Chef

Convene New York , NY 10007

Posted 4 weeks ago

Executive Chef

Who we are:

At Convene, we're building a company that embraces visible and invisible diversity, encourages healthy integration of personal goals and professional development, and fosters community. Our team's evolution, values and culture have been at the forefront of what we do since our founding. With the meetings and office market growing rapidly and showing no signs of stopping, we are constantly evolving and growing our offerings from hosting meetings and events to providing a full suite of offerings for flexible co-working spaces.

What you'll do:

The Chef requires experience in high volume environments with a focus on presentation and conference style catering. As a Chef, you will be responsible for maintenance of budgeted food cost, ordering, menu development, sanitation and HACCP guidelines, as well conducting daily ordering and inventory.

  • Maintain full knowledge of menus, recipes, and other pertinent information

  • Constantly increasing knowledge of culinary and other products and services

  • Responsible for constant sanitation, organization, and proper food handling

  • Labor control and managing the Cashiers and staff

  • Managing a caf with revolving menu

  • Managing union staff with NY experience

  • Payroll and Ultipro duties

What we look for:

  • O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate and required experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree of training

  • Experience leading culinary teams up to 15 people

  • Extensive catering experience

  • High volume, complex foodservice operations experience highly desirable

  • Institutional and batch cooking experiences a plus

  • Hand-on chef experience

  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation

  • Must be experienced with computers, to include Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Outlook, E-mail, and the Internet

  • Must be willing to participate in client satisfaction programs/activities

  • SerySafe/NYC DOH certified highly desirable

  • Flexible and long hours sometimes required; rotating work schedule that may include nights and weekends

  • Move, lift, carry, push, pull and place objects weighing less than or equal to 25 pounds without assistance

  • Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping

  • Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time

About Convene:

At Convene, we're changing the way the world works by transforming the way businesses work. By partnering with the largest landlords in commercial real estate, we design and service the next generation office building one that feels more like a full-service, lifestyle hotel. Our integrated "workplace-as-a-service" platform gives building tenants and enterprise clients access to a growing network of premium meeting and event spaces, flexible workspaces, hospitality services, and curated experiences for users, all connected by Convene's proprietary technology platform.

  • Founded in 2009

  • Locations in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles; Opening in Chicago in 2018 and plans to expand globally

  • Launched Convene Workplace in 2017

  • Ranked #11 Workplace in New York in 2017 by Fortune Magazine

  • Ranked #30 in 2017 LinkedIn Annual List of Industry Disruptors

  • 2018 Great Places to Work US

  • 2018 Fortune Magazine Best Workplaces NY

In everything we do, we strive to put the people we do it for first. This starts internally: we believe our values drive behaviors to create culture. Together we're building a culture that embraces diversity and learning, humility and gratitude. At the same time, we try not to take ourselves too seriously and strive for a healthy integration between work and personal pursuits.

Benefits you can expect as a Convene employee:

  • Generous, flexible PTO and family leave

  • Generous professional development policy that includes funds earmarked for each employee's discretionary professional growth

Have a conference you want to attend? A class you want to take? If it's helping take your career to the next level, we support it. Each employee is required to have 65 hours of learning per year

  • Excellent health coverage for team members and their families

  • Supportive work environment and a leader who is focused on your professional growth

  • Company events that highlight our team's passions and hobbies

  • Healthy snacks

Convene is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome people from all backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives.

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