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Company: Corning, Inc.
Job Title: Executive Catering Chef
Job Category: Executive Chef
Industry Categories:
Job description: Title: Executive Catering Chef
Job Number: 2286
Location: Corning, NY

Are you interested in “Life Changing Innovation”? As with Thomas Edison, we have a history of working with the world’s greatest innovators. We solve our customers’ most complex problems that others can’t or won’t. Collaboration, Innovative Spirit and Career Development are just a few of the reasons world class professionals choose Corning Incorporated for a career. We are headquartered in Corning - a vibrant city in Upstate, NY where residents enjoy the benefits of a rich arts and culture scene, one of the world’s fastest-growing wine regions and a family friendly area with affordable homes and quality education.

Corning is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, creating and manufacturing keystone components that enable high-technology systems.

Corning’s history is filled with breakthrough technologies that have played an important role in the way the world works. We thrive on solving difficult, commercially relevant problems through an innovative and collaborative research and development process. Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, more than 160 years of materials science and process engineering knowledge, and a distinctive collaborative culture.

Overall Description

As Executive Catering Chef, you will be responsible for continuously creating, developing and maintaining the Corning Incorporated Culinary brand image. This is a management position responsible for developing and executing culinary solutions to meet customer needs and tastes. The Executive Catering Chef oversees and manages the catering production and dish room/receiving team and is responsible to meet production, food presentation, safety, financial and service standards.

Day to Day Responsibilities

• Ensures culinary production appropriately connects to the Corporate Food Service (CFS) operational framework.
• Ensures proper culinary standards and techniques are in place for preparation of food items including presentation and service standards.
• Manages the culinary team to ensure quality in the final presentation of food.
• Trains and manages the catering production and dish room/receiving team to use best practice food production and sanitation techniques.
• Coaches employees by creating a shared understanding about what needs to be achieved and how it is to be achieved.
• Rewards and recognizes staff. Disciplines in a fair and legal manner.
• Plans and executes team meetings and daily huddles.
• Completes and maintains all staff records including training records, shift opening/closing checklists and performance data.
• The Executive Catering Chef is responsible for the growth and development of the production and dish room/receiving team.

Client Relationship:
• Develops and maintains effective customer rapport for mutually beneficial business relationships.
• Communicates regional and ethnic culinary and ingredient trends.

Financial Performance:
• Responsible for delivering food and labor targets.
• Understands performance metrics, data, order and inventory trends; consistent focus on margin improvement.

• Ensures efficient execution and delivery of all food products requested in the banquet event order.
• Maintains integrity of the image of Corning Incorporated Catering.
• Responsible for maintaining the quality and safety of items at all times.
• Full compliance with operational excellence fundamentals: managing waste, standard menus, recipes and ingredients through managing customer driven menus and labor standards.
• Ensures end to end supply chain and procurement process and systems.
• Ensures accuracy of estimated food consumption for appropriate requisitions and or food and supply purchases.
• Ensures proper equipment operation and maintenance.

• Ensure compliance with all HACCP, occupational and environmental safety policies in all culinary kitchen operations.
• Comply with all applicable policies, rules and regulations, including but not limited to those relating to safety, health, wage, and hour.
• Projects Involved with - Complete Nutrition - Menu development and execution - Performance Excellence - Safety and Sanitation - HACCP - CBORD Restaurant Management Software

Travel Requirements:
• Within the Corning Valley and business needs.

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
• Flex-time – contingent on business – nights, weekends and holidays.

Required Skills:
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple food service concepts in a high paced, time sensitive environment (deadline oriented with a high sense of urgency).
• Strong organization skills, with the ability to delegate effectively to others.
• Expert culinary skills and knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls and presentation
• Independent, dedicated and a self-starter.
• A high level of commitment, passion and creativity for food.
• Professional demeanor.
• Experience with procuring necessary products, both food and otherwise, while maintaining quality, inventory levels and cost control.
• Experience developing and costing menus.
• Experience with maintaining proper sanitation and equipment operations.
• Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety/health procedures.
• Strong attention to detail, with high standards for quality.
• Experience working in a customer environment, including strong customer service skills.
• Process management experience, including development and deployment of standardized processes and procedures.
• Strong Leadership Skills.
• Ability to teach and train in all aspects of Culinary Arts.
• Experiences working in a team environment, as well as participating on cross divisional teams.
• Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office Programs (e.g., Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Outlook).
• Plan a variety of menus to suit the needs for Catering Services • Possess knowledge of and a high degree of skill, in all cooking procedures and be able to apply them to deliver consistent, high quality products that meet menu specifications.
• Experience understanding and evaluating both current and historical financial information, while utilizing the information to develop a forecast for the future business environment.
• Inventory management experience

Desired Skills:
• Experience with utilizing C-BORD Menu Management software.
• Experience with utilizing EMS or some event management software.
• Experience with Indian and Asian ethnic cuisines

Education and Experience:
• 5+ years’ experience as Executive Chef in a management role in high end catering or restaurant
• Culinary Education from an accredited culinary institution preferred.
• Exhibit a confident attitude and strong culinary knowledge.
• Have the ability to communicate and supervise teams.
• Be able to work with a diverse group of employees and guests.
• Be open to feedback in an effort to improve.
• Present menus that are developed at an executive level.

EOE/AA including Veterans and Disabled.

Special Skills:
Scratch Skills:
Language requirements:
Employment type:
  • Full Time
Salary Range: Unspecified
Other Information
Special Education:
Experience (year): 5
Job Location: Corning-NY-USA
Special Experience:
Industry Experience:
  • Catering Company
  • Michelin Star Restaurant
  • Restaurant
Location Experience:
Post Date: 08/29/2017
Contact Information
Name: Corning, Inc.
Address: Painted Post, NY
City: Painted Post, NY
Postal or ZIP Code: 14830
State/Prov: -
Country: USA
Fax: -
E-mail: laporteam@corning.com
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