Position Purpose: The primary role of the Executive Chef position is to create and manage systems to ensure the food service team can provide outstanding customer service and food service for participants, graduate students and AmeriCorps members at the Jackson Campus, Kelly Campus and Murie Ranch of Teton Science Schools. The Executive Chef is responsible for the creation and management of systems for inventory, ordering, menu creation, food preparation, staff management and development, customer service, and budgeting. The Executive Chef will mentor and manage the Cook 1, Cook 2 and Cook 3 positions at the Jackson Campus in addition to the head cook at the Kelly and Murie Campuses.
Qualifications: • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in education and in the workplace • At least five years in a supervisory position in a commercial kitchen that specializes in high volume cooking • Expert knowledge of food preparation, safe food handling, food ordering and inventory control • Professional culinary training from an accredited culinary institution or equivalent professional experience required • Expert knowledge of various weights and measurements and proficiency in culinary math skills • Expertise in all cooking methods (baking, broiling, sauteing, braising, grilling, frying, roasting, steaming, etc.) and applying those methods appropriately • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team • Outstanding interpersonal and supervisory skills • Willingness to take initiative, solve problems and manage a variety of tasks calmly, effectively and with humor • Willingness to work long hours and untraditional work weeks including some nights, holidays and weekends • Experience creating and managing budgets • Proficiency in digital communication and Google Apps specifically Google Drive
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements: • Primarily based at Jackson Campus of Teton Science Schools with potential meetings/interactions/work on all campuses locations • May be expected to work evenings, weekends or overtime to support special programs/events • Able to stand/work in a kitchen setting for up to 10 hours a day • Manual dexterity to operate kitchen appliances/tools/utensils/equipment • Able to bend/stoop/reach and lift up to 50 pounds
Responsibilities: 30% Food Service • Prepares meals in a timely, cost-effective manner using menus, dietary needs, and logistical information • Practice best methods to uphold health codes and ensure food safety • Determine portions in line with age groups and consumption habits in order to assure great customer service, reduce waste and control food costs • Develop and steward systems and practices to strive for the most sustainable food service operations
50% Administrative • Creation and management of systems for inventory, ordering, menu creation, food preparation, staff management and development, customer service, budgeting and food preparation across three campuses of Teton Science Schools
18% Leadership & Team Development • Assure all members of the food service team are successful in their roles and responsibilities within all food service systems through clear delegation, open communication, training and mentoring • Work with each member of the food service team to develop yearly performance goals • Facilitate quarterly meetings with each member of the food service team to provide feedback from observations and evaluations on progress toward performance goals • Collaborate with program leads from across the organization to meet demands of all food service needs • Assure all member of the food service team communicating with TSS staff, graduate students, AmeriCorps members and program participants in an open and friendly manner • Model and coach food service team on upholding Teton Science Schools’ principals of intentional culture including stewardship, accountability, inclusivity, innovation and collaboration • Practice Teton Science Schools’ leadership principles of systems thinking, mentorship, vision to action, integrity, communication and resilience
2% One TSS Responsibilities • Engages and collaborates across TSS program areas when possible. • Proactively and positively shares the TSS mission and program structure with external stakeholders. • Contribute to inclusive work and learning environments through continually developing cultural competency. Cultural Competence is one’s ability to interact effectively across various dimensions of diversity. It lies at the intersection of awareness of others, self-awareness, and applying skills & knowledge to promote inclusion and equity
This job description is not meant to state or imply that these are the only duties performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their manager in compliance with federal and state laws.
About Mountain Academy of Teton Science Schools
Teton Science Schools' (TSS) mission is to inspire curiosity, engagement and leadership through transformative place-based education. TSS is an organization in northwest Wyoming and Idaho comprised of six program areas sharing a common vision of education. TSS is deeply rooted in the outdoors as place anchors and enriches our understanding of the world. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.