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Executive Chef

Application Deadline: 02/10/2020

Organization: Levy - University of Wisconsin - Madison - Sports Venues

Location: Madison, WI

Salary: $75,000 - $90,000

Website: www.levyrestaurants.com

Contact Details:

www.levyrestaurants.com/careers

Organization Details

Levy was founded as a single delicatessen, D.B. Kaplan’s, in Chicago in 1978 and is recognized today as one of America’s fastest growing and most critically-acclaimed restaurant companies. Levy’s diverse and expansive portfolio includes award-winning restaurants such as James Beard Award-winning Spiaggia and Bar TOMA in Chicago and Fulton’s Crab House and Wolfgang Puck Grand Café at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando. Levy is the leader in Sports and Entertainment dining, catering such renowned sports venues at Wrigley Field in Chicago, STAPLES Center and Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Ford Field in Detroit and Churchill Downs in Louisville. Levy also caters events including Super Bowls, World Series, NASCAR Racing, the Kentucky Derby, the U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and the Grammy Awards.

Responsibilities

Location: University of Wisconsin - Madison - Sports Venues

As a Levy Executive Chef, it will be your primary responsibility to create "The Levy Difference" with cuisine that exceeds the guests’ expectations and to provide strong leadership while delivering cost goals and living our vision and values. You will be responsible for delivering culinary standards that live up to our renowned reputation by establishing standards for menu content, ensuring execution of menu content, and establishing and maintaining show quality and presentation standards. It will be your responsibility to achieve food costs, labor and menu mix goals. You will regularly benchmark with guests and restaurants and incorporate the feedback into menu development.

Additional Primary Responsibilities:

  • Ensures great guest service through consistent execution of all menus and recipes, training and accountability of the culinary team in execution.
  • Creates a positive work environment through hiring/selection of employees, maximizing productivity and morale through employee engagement and maintaining appropriate staffing levels per business needs.
  • Assists in developing labor budgets to support the business.
  • Supports both front-of-the-house and back-of-the-house in all business aspects.
  • Guarantees state and company compliance, including but not limited to safety & sanitation standards, purchasing programs and client requirements. Ability to manage these programs independently to company standard.
  • Plan and create menus as needed with regional support and feedback
  • Delivers on financial and food sanitation goals of the operation and overall business.

Required Qualifications

Here is the kind of Executive Chef we are looking for:

* Degree or training in Culinary Arts, Hospitality or related field, or culinary certificate preferred.

* At least two (2) years holding an Executive Chef position, preferably at a Univeristy/College

* Seven (7) + years of culinary experience, High volume, complex food service operations experience

EEO Statement

Levy is an equal opportunity employer. At Levy we are committed to treating all Applicants and Team Members fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation