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Good nutrition is vital to supporting and maintaining total body wellness. Whether you're a registered dietitian, a nutritionist, or a food services professional, you'll promote our mission and spread good health through good nutrition when you join our team.

Executive Chef

Location: Riverside, CA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 857664 Date posted: 01/10/2020
Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs provision of high-quality, cost-effective food services for inpatient feeding, cafeteria and catering operations that meet or exceed TJC, regulatory and budget requirements.

Essential Functions:

- Plans, coordinates, and directs provision of Medical Center patient feeding, cafeteria and catering services.
- Ensures food quality and safety by establishing and maintaining effective inventory, order, receiving, storage, and food production control systems that maintain on-going compliance with all applicable requirements of TJC, Title 22, and the appropriate Federal, State, and local regulatory agencies.
- Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures for area of responsibility.
- Recruits, orients, trains, evaluates and, where appropriate, disciplines staff in area of responsibility.
- Establishes and actively participates in an on-going Quality Management Program or Process that proactively identifies and meets the customer needs of our members, patients and staff.
- Ensures cost-effective service delivery through active participation in the development and on-going monitoring of the operating and capital budgets for area of responsibility.
- Ensures accuracy of cafeteria and catering pricing structures.
- Continuously strives to improve Public Service quality by developing specialty events, restructuring menus, modifying cooking processes, developing new product recipes, and introducing new products and services.
- Collaborates with the management team to develop short and long-term operational goals that support the Service Area and Medical Center Strategic Plans.
- Manages and resolves human resource, labor relations, department safety and risk management issues for area of responsibility.
- Collaborates with the other Service Area managers to plan, integrate and coordinate provision of food products and services to all customer groups as needed.
- Works closely with administrators, physicians, peers and staff to customize menus and service arrangements in support of special catering and Medical Center events.
- Interacts directly with customers (staff, physicians, patients) to determine their satisfaction with food services and recommends/implements changes to improve quality.


Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum three (3) years of related food service management/chef experience within the last seven (7) years.
- Associate's degree in culinary arts or related field or other formal restaurant management/culinary certification.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Additional Requirements:
- Strong working knowledge of quantity scratch cooking with emphasis on quality.
- Must be able to work side-by-side with food production staff and manage same.
- Strong working knowledge of cafeteria and catering operations required, with demonstrated ability to manage large scale food procurement and production systems.
- Effective working knowledge of the principles of creating recipes for modified diets in the acute-care inpatient setting required.
- Demonstrated ability to train and work with staff to produce high quality food services.
- Demonstrated ability to utilize computerized food service management systems required.
- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Certified Executive Chef or other certified chef designation strongly preferred.
- ServSafe certification strongly preferred or other food safety certification.

- Previous healthcare experience preferred.


Primary Location: California,Riverside,Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Variable Workdays: Mon-Fri Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Nutrition / Food Services Department: Food and Nutrition Services Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.

About Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

Whether you're supporting the health of our members, employees, or communities, the work you do supports our proactive approach to health. Opportunities exist in outpatient and inpatient care, health education, menu planning, food preparation, and more. In many of these roles, you may find yourself counseling members and community groups on their nutritional practices and educating them on how the right diet can help prevent disease and promote health.

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