Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

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The Executive Chef will oversee all food ordering, as well as preparation and delivery of all meals. The ideal candidate will be comfortable with technology and utilizing data systems to track food costs and quantity.  The Executive Chef must also evaluate costs, negotiate prices with vendors and develop relationships with potential new sourcing opportunities.  The Executive Chef must be able to comply with all government requirements relating to the making and distribution of food and be certified, or become certified, to make and serve food in New York City.


The new Executive Chef will also lead and organize regular professional development workshops for food services staff, work with the Deputy Chief Program Officer and The Teaching Kitchen Chef to train other nonprofit organizations on our model and develop and provide nutritional programming and healthy food workshops for our clients.  The Executive Chef will also collaborate with staff from the Early Childhood Center in utilizing our Green Roof and Garden to help our children learn about healthy food and science.   


The Executive Chef will report to the Deputy Chief Program Officer and the Chief Operating Officer and will also work closely with The Teaching Kitchen Chef to further integrate the food services and training programs.  S/he must be effective at analyzing existing programs, assessing the quality of the delivery of the work and be able to implement recommended improvements to improve our work.   The Executive Chef will report on outcomes and information needed both by Lenox Hill Neighborhood House as well as for outside funders (public and private), and must be comfortable communicating and advocating for relevant concerns. In addition, the Executive Chef should be skilled at working closely with funders, researchers, community organizations and other outside stakeholders to best meet the needs of our clients and to expand the impact of our program.    


We are interested in talking with candidates with a commitment and passion for healthy, local, sustainable food and significant experience in food production – ideally with some time as a chef.  Demonstrated ability to lead existing teams and to work in a complex environment is key.  The Executive Chef must be a charismatic professional with strong management skills, as well as excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to work effectively with many of diverse backgrounds to bring Lenox Hill Neighborhood House to its next level of excellence.  A very competitive compensation package will be provided to the successful candidate.

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To Apply

If interested, please send cover letter and resume by email to: healthyfood@lenoxhill.org.

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