Traveling Executive Chef – Performance / Pro Athletes NFL / MLS – All USA

Job title: Traveling Executive Chef – Performance / Pro Athletes NFL / MLS – All USA

Company: Compass Group

Job description: Salary: 82k to 107k

What makes FLIK click

What makes FLIK click? Our people. The decisions, actions and attitudes of our associates earn the trust and loyalty of our clients every day. We know how to pick them and we know how to grow them. It starts with hiring people who share our passion for food and hospitality. Once we find the right talent, we encourage, value and recognize their contributions.

We keep our people renewed, excited and engaged by providing hands-on training and educating them about the latest trends. We give them a stake in successfully raising the bar. Our people love what they do and they love sharing their passion. Join our team and see the FLIK difference. Where a job isn’t merely a job but the start of a career where you can flourish.

Positions at this location require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

Job Summary

The traveling high-performance chef will provide hands-on training and support to FLIK’s training tables across professional sports teams within the NFL, NBA/WNBA, and MLS/USWNL. This position will provide on-site coverage at the unit level as needed for special events, training camp, staffing shortages, vacation coverage, and any other unforeseen circumstances.

High-Performance Chef responsibilities:

  • Develop recipes, source, build and implement menus for all player and coach meals and ownership needs, with a focus on nutrient-dense foods to optimize player health and performance
  • Lead culinary staff, including hiring appropriate personnel, scheduling and reviewing hours, conducting regular performance reviews, and, if vital, terminating staff in conjunction with human resources
  • Train and mentor all culinary staff within the via continuing education and workshops to ensure the highest level of service and quality representative of a championship Team
  • Establish relationships with quality, nutritional-minded vendors to procure seasonal, local and sustainable ingredients
  • Synchronize and prepare lunches for the business and administration sector of the organization around the needs of player and coach meals during the off-season

Athlete centered approach:

  • Knowledge of nutrition needs and demands of an athlete
  • Collaborate as a multi-disciplinary team member of the performance nutrition department and advise on culinary methods and techniques for meals related to the athletes’ individual metabolic and nutritional needs
  • Understand requirements from the Performance Dietitian regarding individualized needs, allergies, body composition, periodization, portions, specialized diets, etc. for the purpose of menu development and meal plan execution

Menu development and execution:

  • Establish and maintain a standardized recipe database based on performance nutrition principles
  • Demonstrate creativity and variety within menu items balancing simple, elevated, and refined recipes
  • Eliminate the use of pre-made and/or pre-cut ingredients and source fresh, minimally processed ingredients

Skills & abilities:

  • Comprehensive understanding of menu item specifics including, but not limited to, dietary restrictions, food allergies and intolerances, ingredients, preparation processes, holding and serving temperatures, and HACCP guidelines
  • Best-in-class proficiency in knife skills and cooking methods including but not limited to: grilling, sauteing, broiling, smoking, barbeque, sous vide, and baking
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and nutritional database platforms for menus, recipes, costing, production, inventory, ordering, team communication and record-keeping and documentation
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion in compliance with HIPAA guidelines

Experience & education:

  • A minimum of 5 years of proven ability in the food & beverage industry as an Executive Chef, or Sous Chef
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a culinary management role within an athletic nutrition setting (ex. professional sports team, collegiate athletic department, or Olympic team setting)
  • Bachelors’ degree in culinary arts, nutrition, food science, or related field
  • Demonstrate a forward-thinking culinary approach to athlete eating habits always

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Apply to Flik today!

Flik is a member of Compass Group USA

Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates 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.

Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance)

Associates at Flik Hospitality are offered many fantastic benefits.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Life Insurance/ AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Req ID: 1042181

Flik Hospitality Group

Shane Tirpak


Expected salary: $82000 – 107000 per year

Location: New York

Job date: Tue, 12 Jul 2022 22:53:00 GMT

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