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Deltek Talent Management - EXECUTIVE CHEF - (23911)

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Facility Name
Black Bear Lodge
SAUTEE, GA 30571 US (Primary)
Career Area
Job Description

Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is the premier provider of integrated treatment for co-occurring addiction and mental health concerns, offering residential and outpatient services nationwide. At each facility, we focus on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. We are committed to providing and promoting evidence-based treatment for individuals with co-occurring disorders through clinical services, education, and research. Our purpose is to create lifetime relationships for long-term recovery. Everything we do is designed to support recovery in a comprehensive way, addressing the needs of the whole person—physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. We provide the foundation; you build the life. Located in the serene forest foothills of northern Georgia, Black Bear Lodge is a place of solace and healing for those suffering from addiction and mental health issues. We are a residential treatment center offering a comprehensive, integrated program that addresses the needs of the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. Our system of care is personalized, evidence-based, and research-proven. Patients can self-reflect and find strength for life change amid the beauty of the expansive sky and the natural tranquility that characterizes our location.  FRN is currently seeking an Executive Chef, to assist Black Bear in continuing a tradition of excellence in every aspect of our beautiful facility, by providing exemplary leadership to the kitchen staff.  The ideal candidate will be a culinary master, skilled in flavor, presentation, and creativity.  This creativity will be an important asset when designing recipes that not only excite the palate, but that also cater to a variety of nutritional needs and desires.  Do you have a passion for serving dishes that not only nourish the body, but the soul as well?  Does your drive for making awe-inspiring cuisine fuel you to constantly produce new, thrilling dishes? Do you have the desire to serve as a Brand Ambassador to FRN? If so, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been searching for!  This position will be located at Foundations Recovery Network’s facility, Black Bear Lodge, located in Sautee, Georgia.

Job Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for a consistent, client-centered experience, including recipe selection and menu development; presentation and cleanliness; and diet restrictions and specialty diets

Completes performance evaluations for kitchen staff and handles employee issues

Directs and oversees the operation of the kitchen at each facility, including development and implementation of kitchen policies and procedures

Knowledgeable of all federal, state, and local sanitation regulations

Follows up on any culinary complaints which lead to client dissatisfaction

Responsible for the development and implementation of food schedule with snack selection, rotation, etc.

Responsible for staffing, menus, and set-up of events, both on-site and off-site

Responsible for development and implementation of a standardized training program for culinary new hires

Responsible for the purchasing of supplies, working with vendors to decrease cost, and inventory control

Completion of a food and dining policy for both clients and staff

Research and implementation of on-line culinary software

Performs all other duties as required or assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

Must have high level of interpersonal skills, as this position continually requires demonstrated poise, professionalism, tact, and diplomacy

Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands

Proven ability to handle multiple projects under pressure

Ability to develop and maintain professional working relationships with all internal/external interface points

Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills

Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize workload and meet deadlines

Ability to follow directions and work as part of a team

Demonstrates ability to manage people, which includes planning, decision making, and facilitating process improvements; takes responsibility for subordinates’ activities; makes oneself available to staff and provides regular performance feedback

Understands need for and maintains appropriate confidentiality at all times when interacting with patients, residents, families, visitors, referral sources, and all other contacts

Must have strong knowledge of food values, nutrition, menu planning, and uses for leftover food

Must have strong knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing and spreadsheets (MS Word, Excel)


Bachelor’s degree or certification from a culinary school or equivalent combination of education and experience

Minimum of 3 years’ management experience in the food industry

If you meet the above requirements and are looking for a rewarding career, please take a moment to share your background and experience with us by applying online.  FRN offers competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, and benefits programs including medical, dental, life insurance, and 401K.FRN is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at FRN via email, the Internet, or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of FRN.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by FRN as a result of the referral or through other means.



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