Greenleaf Hospitality

Executive Chef | Kalamazoo Country Club

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2024 9:59 AM)
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Food & Beverage, Kalamazoo Country Club
Radisson Plaza Hotel & Suites


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Kalamazoo Country Club

The Kalamazoo Country Club is a jewel tucked in the heart of Kalamazoo that will take you away from the hustle of the city to a breathtakingly beautiful and serene year-round resort. Enjoyable activities are in full swing every month at KCC. Each month we feature unique social events for both adults and children. Family time is a focus at KCC with youth enrichment activities and events scheduled weekly indoors as well as outdoors. During spring and summer, you will find our Members outside golfing, swimming, playing tennis, socializing and participating in events on our patios and grounds. In the winter, look for members playing Platform Tennis, sledding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing, as well as participating in indoor programming, dining, and family memory-making celebrations. The Club’s incredible landscape, preserved for over a century, makes for one of the most magical locations in Southwest Michigan. 


The Club is embarking on a complete transformation over the next few years, beginning with a new, world-class Clubhouse (over 100,000 sqft) on recently acquired land adjacent to the existing property. This clubhouse is designed to offer the membership a plethora of amenities and services that include two restaurants, banquet facilities,  six bowling lanes, a movie theater, and state of the art fitness center along with three pools, three indoor tennis courts with 4 outdoor pickleball courts and 4 platform courts.


In addition, the Golf Performance Center will include the latest technologies available including six indoor/outdoor hitting bays with Trackman simulators, a putting studio complete with a ZEN putting stage and PUTTVIEW green, and several of the latest teaching aids available for use. Also, on this new piece of property will be a brand-new Executive Course designed by Andrew Green, a 30,000 sq ft putting green, short game park / wedge range, and driving range. 


Once the Clubhouse and surrounding golf amenities are completed (Fall of 2025) Andrew Green will focus his efforts on completely redesigning the current Championship golf course, which will be his first in the world.


What You’ll Be Doing

The Executive Chef will directly oversee all club culinary operations including our casual fine dining restaurant, quick service restaurant and banquet and club events.  The Executive Chef reports directly to the Executive Director of Food and Beverage of Greenleaf Hospitality Group.  As part of the senior management team, the Executive Chef is expected to provide active leadership to the culinary team, be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the operations of the culinary team, monitor and adjust financial performance and provide guidance to the Executive Director of Food and Beverage.  The Executive Chef must be a hands-on interactive leader who directly monitors the operation and mentors the staff throughout each day, delivering a high level of satisfaction in all operations and amenities.  Qualified candidates will thrive in a high pace hospitality environment, will have a strong financial background and be highly focused on providing superior culinary experience for members and their guests. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leading talented people in a high volume, fast paced, culinary environment, to achieve profitable return to the owner, world class guest loyalty, high performance culture, and continuously improving talented organization.
  • Attains unit operating budgets through a system of planning and control procedures; participates in budget and forecast process with the Restaurant General Manager, providing accurate data by which effective budgets can be prepared; responsible for accurate and timely completion of all recording and reporting activities.
  • Direct all aspects of food production including menu development, purchasing, storage, preparation, portion control, inventory and record keeping; ensures culinary excellence at all times.
  • Utilize, oversee, and maintain current food vendor accounts and relationships.
  • Manages and mentors the kitchen team, including hiring/training of all Team Members, coaching and counseling performance, ensuring ongoing training/education, etc.
  • Sustain world class service and food quality.
  • Establish and maintain community and industry relationships.
  • Ensures that all areas of the food service operation are in compliance with, Federal, State and Local health codes, and overall quality assurance.
  • Conform to and manage all HACCP procedures in accordance with local regulatory authority standards.
  • Responsible for compliance with all company policies, procedures, standards and programs. Conducts an on-going analysis of the account operations, recommending operational changes to the Executive Director of Food and Beverage. 
  • Contribute to Greenleaf Hospitality Group’s overall mission, vision, core values and overall success.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What You Need for this Position

  • Proven track record in Culinary, minimum of 10 years’ experience including both restaurant and banquet experience. Private club experience preferred. 
  • Culinary degree preferred
  • Must be high energy. Must be driven by purpose, mission, values, and has a sense of urgency.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint (or Google Suite equivalents)
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical skills
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills
  • High energy, with a “can do” attitude
  • Proactive and flexible in an environment of change
  • Ability to safely work with potentially dangerous chemicals and equipment
  • Ability to comply with safety and health code standards
  • Occasional periods of standing, up to 10 hours per day
  • Able to lift 40 pounds occasionally
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, holidays
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment

What in it for You

  • Annual bonus opportunity 
  • Accrued PTO starts immediately and is available as soon as a minimum of 2 hours is accrued
  • 401K with 100% match up to 3% and 50% match up for the next 2%
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance 
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program providing a wide range of services including up to 7 free counseling sessions per year
  • Health and wellness reimbursement up to $600 annually for items like massages, gym memberships, running shoes etc.
  • 10% discount on GHG outlets
  • (1) shift meal provided per day
  • Discounted hotel rates at Radisson Hotel Group branded properties worldwide
  • Monthly cell phone stipends
  • Annual leadership classes and trainings
  • Parental Leave Program
  • Flexible work schedule


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