Title Executive Chef
DepartmentDining Services
Job TypeFull-Time (40hr/wk)
LocationDining Services
ShiftDays/Afternoons shifts
Post Date2019-04-15
Job Description

Position Overview: Responsible for supporting the nutritional integrity and quality of food. Indirectly supervises the Chef de Cuisine position in all kitchens.  Supports the hiring, development and retention of all culinary staff.  Oversees and maintains the kitchen sanitation and HACCP program.  Contributes to menus, recipe development, BOH systems and compliance with dining standards.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide direction for daily operation of all food production facilities.
  2. Implement and maintain proper purchasing/receiving procedures.
  3. Implement and maintain proper food preparation/production procedures.
  4. Implement and maintain proper procedures to ensure optimum food quality/presentation.
  5. Contribute to the development, implement and maintain core menus and recipe management system and BOH computer system.
  6. Implement and maintain proper procedures to maintain kitchen/equipment sanitation. Responsible for monthly internal sanitation audit.
  7. Comply with all federal and state regulations pertaining to food handling/production (Health Department/HACCP).
  8. Partner with Unit Manager to ensure issues with food production, preparation and presentation are resolved.
  9. Implement and monitor standards for training and development of culinary staff.
  10. Participate in BOH standardization process through active participation on Executive Chef Peer Team.
  11. Develop and maintain relationships with residents through dining room visits and meetings.
  12. Communicate effectively with managers, staff and residents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Proven excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a team.
  • Proven strong guest service orientation.
  • Ability to function in a team oriented environment.
  • Creative skills in food preparation and presentation.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Exceptional listening skills and detailed follow up.
  • Good knowledge of PC software and POS systems (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Serve as consultant to Unit Managers, providing culinary operational direction.
  • Ability to analyze product and work flow in kitchens and recommend improvements.

Education and/or Experience:  Certification from a culinary training program or equivalent.  Minimum 5 years proven track record as Executive Chef.

 Supervisory Responsibilities:  Provide leadership for culinary staff.

 License, Certificates, Registration:  ServSafe certified preferred.

 Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to stand for long periods of time. Ability to lift objects weighing up to fifty pounds.  Ability to travel considerable distance across campus.


Since 1993, Henry Ford Village has revolutionized the way people view aging. Henry Ford Village is one of the largest non-profit single Continuum Care Retirement Communities in the United States. We are located on the historic Ford family farm, where Henry Ford was born and raised. Henry Ford Village features a beautiful, 35 acre campus with 7 miles of hallways and nearly 1,000 residents and 500 employees.

Our environment fosters the ability to enhance the lives of our residents through outstanding care and personal interaction.


  • Working in a family-like atmosphere
  • Enhancing the lives of residents, their guests and employees
  • Creating outstanding culinary experiences
  • A sense of accomplishment
  • Recognition for a job well done


  • Excellent benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, a 403(b) match, Life & much MORE!!
  • Competitive pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • Career Advancement opportunities
  • Access to our onsite Fitness center
  • Discounts on wireless monthly service fees, appliances, office supplies, paints, flooring, cabinets and car rentals
  • A free visitor pass to The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
  • A supportive management team that listens and Encourages creativity
  • The opportunity to work for the winner of the 2018 Silver NuStep Pinnacle of Excellence Award.


  • Develop and execute upscale and creative menus
  • Ensures the residents have an enjoyable meal with appealing plated food
  • Implement and maintain proper procedures to maintain kitchen/equipment sanitation
  • Develop a creative and energetic culinary team
  • Comply with all federal and state food handling production
  • Communicate and maintain relationships with
  • Support of the nutritional integrity and quality of food
  • A Chef who makes develops and maintains relationships with residents through table touching and visits
  • An incumbent who supports recruitment, development and retention of culinary staff


At Henry Ford Village we are a family committed to the growth and development that delivers excellent services to not only our residents and guests but also to our employees. We believe in setting our team members up for success by creating a unique, energetic culture where you can be yourself while reaching your professional goals.

We enhance the life of hundreds of residents by sharing our gifts and celebrating life.


This job description is a general description of the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not to be interpreted as a complete list of the duties or requirements of this position.

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