Executive Chef

Working for Holiday Retirement


There‚€™s something very satisfying about working for a company that cares for seniors. Where everything you do, in whatever capacity, is contributing to someone else‚€™s happiness.


Our seniors aren‚€™t the only ones benefiting from your employment here ‚€“ you will, too. If you have a passion for helping others, we‚€™d love to talk to you.


We have rewarding opportunities for experienced culinary professionals to lead and manage a strong kitchen staff in providing high quality, nutritious and delicious meals to our residents. We‚€™re looking to you to drive and maintain a culture of hospitality within one of our great communities.
Executive Chef Responsibilities:

  • Participate or lead the hiring and development of new employees, in partnership with the management team. Includes but not limited to hiring, training, supervision, scheduling of hours, breaks, meal periods, performance management, discipline, and termination.

  • Supervise the Dining & Hospitality staff to ensure food preparation, serving, table setting, dishwashing, and kitchen clean-up are completed satisfactorily.

  • Evaluate employees‚€™ efficiency and productivity. In the event of a deficiency, take responsibility for proper and effective follow-up and consultation with the management team.

  • Operate the Dining & Hospitality department within the food and labor budget through careful planning, purchase of food supplies, inventory control, maintenance of daily log and food costs computation forms.

  • Plan all food preparation following Holiday‚€™s guidelines as detailed in the menus and recipes. Exercise judgment in monitoring weekly and extended menus as well as food-production worksheets.

  • Control quality of food; prepare nutritious, appetizing, and attractive meals.

  • Employ skills and imagination in making mealtime enjoyable for residents; address plate presentation and garnishing at each meal; use leftovers in a time-safe and creative manner.

  • Instruct and coach associates in sanitary food-handling procedures and safe work methods, and ensure that these procedures are followed. Educate staff in ServSafe Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP).

  • Monitor and schedule cleaning and maintenance routines for all food services areas and kitchen equipment to maintain high sanitation/safety standards.

  • Maintain timely and accurate documentation and submission of reports and invoices regarding budget, and other food services responsibilities required by the Home Office Dining & Hospitality department.

  • Responsible for scheduling and providing work schedules for all full-time and part-time kitchen staff, including meal and rest periods, and apportioning work flow to ensure Kitchen timelines are met. Prepare contingency plan for unexpected employee absences to ensure timely preparation, serving, clean-up, and presentation of all meals.

  • Participate in the weekly management team meetings to communicate Dining & Hospitality items such as special events, food-related activities, staffing, training modules, safety, etc.


  • Qualifications:
    In this key role, you will plan all food preparation as you use skill and imagination to make meal times a truly enjoyable experienced for our residents. You will lead and participate in the hiring and development of a dedicated kitchen staff team. You will be responsible for the food quality, ensuring that we always serve nutritious, appetizing and attractive meals. You will also maintain high standards for safety and cleanliness.
    In addition, candidates will ideally have:

  • Culinary Arts Degree or Chef Certification

  • 5+ years of hands-on food prep/presentation experience

  • Supervisory experience

  • Excellent time management, organizational and communication skills

  • Computer literacy

  • HACCP Certification

  • SafeServe Certification


For over 40 years, Holiday Retirement has been committed to providing seniors with the very best options for independent and assisted living. Today, we are proud to offer seniors the choice of over 300 communities throughout America. Holiday Retirement communities are unlike any other ‚€œretirement‚€ communities. These unique locations offer an exceptional lifestyle full of enriching activities for our residents and deeply fulfilling careers for those who embrace our commitment to seniors.


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Holiday Retirement is committed to employing a diverse workforce.¬  Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, gender identity or expression, or other protected categories according to state and local law.


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