A place where
you can advance

Others & Yourself

Role:

Executive Chef

Location:

Forwood Manor
1912 Marsh Road
Wilmington, DE  19810

Job Attributes:

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  • Job ID

    1262562

  • Req ID

    135255BR

  • Job Category

    Dietary

  • Career Area

    Community Careers

  • Job Type

    Full-Time

  • Work Shift

    Daytime

  • Job Location

    1912 Marsh Road
    Wilmington, DE  19810

Great Place To Work

Work With Purpose

At Five Star Senior Living, our people are the critical link to those we serve, and it is their vitality, energy, and caring nature that allows us to fulfill our mission of enriching and inspiring the journey of life. In addition to nurturing and advancing the lives of our residents, our team members enjoy meaningful opportunities for personal and professional growth, within a supportive culture centered around advancing their lives, as well.

The Opportunity

The Executive Chef will be responsible in managing the daily operations of the kitchen area, implement production process, menu planning, catering, manage food cost, labor cost and have overall understanding of HACCP. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience supervising and supporting production functions of the kitchen team members, ability to motivate staff and to continually improve performance.

What You’ll Do

Lead the Department

  • Plans menus for daily food service operations.
  • Develops culinary team members through appropriate coaching, training and mentoring.
  • Maintains compliance standards for meal service, food quality and task performance.
  • Performs daily audits of safety, sanitation, food quality, meal delivery at point of service, and quality standards to optimize financial and operational productivity.

Collaborate

  • Oversees managers in a diverse environment; establishes and maintains effective client and resident relations
  • Establishes good rapport and professional relationships with all vendors, clients, and health officials.
  • Maintain a courteous and effective working relationship with all departments including those interaction of team members and representatives of the kitchen/Back of House.

What You’ll Bring

Experience & Education

  • BS/BA in Food Science, Nutrition, Culinary Arts, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality Management, preferred
  • Certified Dietetic Manager Program (or state equivalent or degree equivalent), preferred
  • Minimum 2 - 5 years related experience at Executive Chef, Chef Supervisor, or equivalent level.
  • Success, recognition, and achievement working in fast-paced environment
  • Completion of Five Star executive chef certification program within 12 months of employment to maintain position

Attention to Detail

  • Successful execution of a consistent inventory resulting in the tracking of Cost of Goods and the management thereof
  • Implementation and upkeep for safety and sanitation standards within the Back of House and beyond, ensuring the highest level of safety standards for food, products, storage areas, and any other area which could impact the health and safety of guests, visitors, residents, vendors, or team members.

We Got You

We see and support the whole you. Because investing in you, and all our team members, is the first step in making a difference in the lives of others.

  • Comprehensive Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 401k + Match
  • Competitive PTO
  • Life, Disability & other supplemental benefits
  • Professional Development Funds
  • Wellness Coaching & Personal Support Benefits
  • Recognition & Reward Programs

Is This You?

Beyond checking off the boxes, we’re looking for someone who shares our deep sense of purpose and passion for advancing the lives of others.

  • Puts People First – You have an authentic connection to our vision of a world in which the quality of life is ageless, and a desire to advance our culture by always respecting and empowering our team members, residents, and families.
  • Customer Focused – You strive to build and strengthen customer loyalty by delivering exceptional hospitality, thoughtful solutions, and innovative customer attraction and retention strategies.
  • Results Oriented – You’re forward thinking, seeing the big picture as you lead with empathy and drive to exceed results. You firmly believe that the way in which we achieve results is just as important as what we accomplish together.
  • Drives Operational Excellence – You encourage a mindset of continuous improvement. You respect ideas, collaborate, and empower others to elevate how and what we deliver for our customers and each other.
  • Embraces Change – You’re a change driver! A positive communicator who engages all key stakeholders to help them anticipate and embrace what’s next, you’re always adjusting the target for continuous improvement.

EEOC

Five Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including... Continue reading

Five Star prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee with regard to or on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. In addition to federal requirements, Five Star complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has communities and/or facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

In addition, Five Star expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, ancestry, sex, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity and expression (including transgender), sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, military status, certain criminal records, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), HIV testing, a personal admission to a facility for the care and treatment of a mentally ill person and taking of parental leave or membership in any other category protected by applicable law. We will not tolerate harassment of employees in the workplace, or in other settings in which employees may find themselves in connection with their employment. Improper interference with the ability of Five Star’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge. Additionally, retaliation, including intimidation, threats, or coercion, because an employee or applicant has objected to discrimination harassment or retaliation, engaged or may engage in filing a complaint, assisted in a review, investigation, or hearing or have otherwise sought to obtain their legal rights under any federal, state, or local law is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

More than just a place to work
this is a place to

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