Manages the food service operation of Stanford Sierra Programs and prepares a broad range of food items, maintaining excellent food quality and production, efficiency in high-volume food production, as well as in high-end gourmet meal preparation. Manages menu development and creation, food preparation and dining room service. Plans menus and food services for group events and conferences. Provides leadership, management and training for all kitchen staff. Interacts with guests to maintain excellent guest relations and exceptional guest satisfaction with the food service. Responsible for budget preparation and control, purchasing, inventory and spoilage control, sanitation, safety, and other food service administrative functions. Supervises the Executive Sous Chef, Pastry Chef, AM & PM Sous Chefs, and the Dining Room Manager. Reports to the Camp Director; functions with a high degree of independence, receiving general managerial direction with periodic and annual review of overall achievement of financial and operational goals.
Assists the camp director in managing the daily operations throughout all seasons. Hires and manages the summer staff director and the conference staff director. Works with the summer staff director to select and manage a 6-person interviewing committee that is on-campus. Responsible for assisting with the summer staff recruitment and interviewing process during the fall and winter quarters. Supervises and works closely with the summer staff director to recruit, hire, schedule, coordinate, and supervise the 61 summer staffers hired each year. Works with the summer staff director and interviewing committee members to plan fun, educational programming for summer guests. Directs all aspects of the summer program. Supervises and works closely with the conference staff director to recruit, hire, schedule, coordinate, and supervise 50 conference staffers each season. Responsible for overseeing conference staff schedules and employee relations issues in the absence of the conference staff director. Responsible for assisting with daily logistics in the conference season. This position works closely with the sales and marketing manager to ensure logistical needs are met. Coordinates with other managers to provide excellent guest services and a memorable experience for all guests. Continually interacts with guests, taking action as needed to facilitate and enhance the camp and conference experience. Responds to guest concerns and inquiries in all seasons. Maintains excellent employee relations and a safe work environment. Supports all departments at Camp. Reports to the camp director. The anticipated start date for this position is January 17, 2022.