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Executive Chef II - Full Time Varies - Immanuel Village

Immanuel Omaha, NE

Job Description


The overall purpose of this job is to prepare food to the satisfaction of residents and create an exceptionally satisfying dining experience for residents. The responsibilities of this job include planning and preparing daily meals, budgeting, and overseeing the hiring, training, and recruiting of kitchen and dining room staff.  Supports and lives out Immanuel's Mission and CHRIST Promises.


Nature and Scope of the Job:

  • Work receives general direction toward accomplishment of major program or project objectives. Employees must draw on available resources to accomplish end result.  Supervisor reviews work for progress toward achievement of objectives.
  • Work is highly diverse and has a broad range of activities that require a substantial depth of analysis. Work involves continuing changes in program, technological development, unknown phenomena, or conflicting requirements and requires extensive mental effort and creativity.
  • Work methods and procedures to be followed are incomplete or not completely relevant. Must be developed or refined using judgment and discretion.



Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Meal Preparation

  • Develops menus.
  • Prepares, cooks, and serves food.
  • Assures safe methods are adhered to by staff in the kitchen.
  • Ensures compliance with safety and service standards according to Immanuel Communities' standards, DHHS Food code, and assisted living regulations.

Inventory and Budgeting

  • Orders food, cleaning chemicals, and supplies.
  • Develops, monitors, and maintains budget for food services within the community and department. 
  • Provides annual recommendations and input for capital budget items for the community.

Personnel Management

  • Trains and works with kitchen and dining staff to ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
  • Coaches, counsels, and evaluates employees on their performance.
  • Substitutes for daytime servers, night time servers, and cooks as necessary.

Customer Service

  • Communicates and listens to residents' concerns, wants, likes, and dislikes to ensure a high degree of resident satisfaction.
  • Monitors, reports, and takes corrective action regarding resident complaints.
  • Attends and leads resident and food committee meetings.
  • Develops action plans to address resident concerns.
  • Coordinates with community managers to plan and host special events.
  • Collaborates with Dining Room staff to ensure the highest level of customer service for residents.
  • Relies on Corporate Executive Chef for recommendations and re-direction about food services issues.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Associate's degree in Culinary Arts or trade/ vocational school degree in Culinary Arts is required.
  • Advanced certification or degree in Culinary Arts is desirable.
  • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.


  • Three (3) years of experience as a chef is required, with executive chef experience preferred.
  • One (1) year of managerial experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • CPR/AED certification is required.
  • Serve Safe certification is required.
  • Food Handler certificate is preferred.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge and application of sanitation, foodborne illness, and cross-contamination policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of food code and DHH assisted living standards and regulations related to food service production.
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles.
  • Skills in verbally communicating with others in a compassionate and professional manner, including residents and their families.
  • Skills in hiring, training, and managing kitchen services employees.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and comply with food code rules and regulations, and DHHS rules and regulations for dietary programming in assisted living.
  • Ability to cordially serve seniors, show compassion, listen, and be respectful of residents' needs
  • Ability to flexibly adjust to changing work tasks.
  • Ability to be patient with residents and employees.

Job Details

Date Posted June 18, 2020
Date Closes July 18, 2020
Requisition 2020-3753
Located In Omaha, NE
SOC Category 00-0000.00