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Executive Chef at Brigaid

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Full Time • Salary (63,837)
Expired on Oct 26, 2018

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3 years


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Executive Chef

Brigaid: Led by Dan Giusti, the former head chef of Noma in Copenhagen, Brigaid is a group of chefs rethinking what it means to feed people. We recruit professionally trained chefs to lead school kitchens full-time with the goal of cooking delicious food from scratch. These meals simultaneously meet the strict budgetary and nutritional guidelines set by the National School Lunch Program and our own quality standards.

Position Summary: Brigaid is looking for Executive Chefs to join our growing team in New London, CT as well as NYC. We need determined applicants who want their work to make a difference. We are looking for skilled chefs with extensive management experience to be part of our effort to transform how children eat in this country.

The Executive Chefs are responsible for leading a scratch-cooking program in their schools by providing overall direction, leadership, and control over menu preparation within a school kitchen. The selected candidates will manage a kitchen staff, implement Brigaid menus, and engage with and gather feedback from students and the school staff. The Chef will maintain food safety and sanitation standards and oversee the timely preparation and production of menus while maintaining the highest possible quality. Chefs will be employees of the school district. 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises, trains, schedules, and mentors a large kitchen team to implement scratch-cooking menus while maintaining a predetermined labor cost budget; conducts reviews and prepares appropriate reports which document work performance.
  • Effectively implements scratch cooking in their individual school.
  • Participates in setting, modifying, and implementing quality assurance policies/procedures, and maintaining standards.
  • Maintains a predetermined food cost budget through accurate ordering, proper meal execution, and appropriate production forecasting.
  • Engages the school community through events and education.
  • Participates in catering events for their school district as well as for Brigaid.
  • Serves as a force of positive change within the Food Service Department.
  • Supports the potential expansion of scratch-cooking practices to additional kitchens in the future.

Qualification Requirements

  • 3 years experience in a kitchen.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of kitchen finances.
  • Ability to motivate and inspire.
  • A relentless work ethic.
  • Experience working in high volume kitchens.
  • Desire to be an agent of change.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.

Preferred

  • Management experience in professional kitchens.
  • Certified by ServeSafe or equivalent
  • Proficiency with Microsoft and Google Suites.
A cover letter and resume are required with your application.  
 
You can also contact us directly at [email protected] 

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WHO WE ARE
Led by Dan Giusti, the former Head Chef of Noma in Copenhagen, Brigaid is a group of chefs rethinking what it means to feed people. We recruit professionally trained chefs to lead school kitchens full-time with the goal of cooking delicious food from scratch. These meals simultaneously meet the strict budgetary and nutritional guidelines set by the National School Lunch Program and our own quality standards.

Brigaid’s model is fueled by the belief that students deserve real, wholesome food, cooked with care and passion by chefs whose dedication is all encompassing. But the chef’s role goes beyond simply preparing school meals. Brigaid chefs are motivated to develop meaningful relationships with teachers, administrators, and the community to change the way people think about food and the act of eating.

WHAT WE DO
Since 2016, Brigaid has operated in the six public schools of New London, Connecticut, serving scratch-made breakfasts, lunches, and suppers to almost 4,000 students every day. As of 2018, Brigaid has also partnered with New York City Public Schools to begin service in six schools in the Bronx.

Because National School Lunch Program reimbursement rates are so low relative to food and labor costs, Brigaid is only able to budget $1.25 for each school lunch. Developing delicious, wholesome recipes that meet this tight $1.25 budgetary constraint is supremely difficult and time consuming- there’s a reason most school foodservice operations across the country rely on processed, prepackaged foods. While not impossible, balancing costs when developing nutritious, flavorful meals requires constant recipe testing as well as feedback from our customers, the students. We aim to increase meal variety and provide universal access to fresh, nutrient-dense foods, that will overtime alter the eating habits of students who spend a total of thirteen years in the public schools Brigaid serves.

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