• Progressive Field - Delaware North Sportservice
  • $38,560.00 -58,440.00/year*
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Hospitality - Food Services
  • Full-Time
  • 2557 Woodland Ave

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Delaware North Sportservice is the food and beverage partner of Major League Baseball s Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. Delaware North provides a full breadth of food and beverage services in concessions, suites, catering and premium areas at the ballpark. The Indians and Delaware North work closely to offer a one-of-a-kind experience at Progressive Field with recent upgraded amenities including the all-inclusive, upscale Infinity Club and the Right Field District, which features food and beverage options from local favorites such as Melt Bar and Grilled, Barrio, Great Lakes Brewing Company, Dynomite Burger and Sweet Moses.

Are you an experienced and resourceful chef who holds your kitchen to a very high standard and knows how to train and motivate your staff to deliver a consistently great experience day after day? Whenever you see an opportunity to improve the customer experience, you can't help but take action! This role will offer the opportunity to create innovative menus and work closely with local restaurants to take the experience of going to a baseball game to the next level!



The Executive Chef will be responsible for overall management of the kitchen, including supervising activities of cooks, coordinate and actively participate in event operations and monitor food and labor costs. The successful candidate will coordinate and control total function of the kitchen pertaining to food production and quality assurance.

  • Oversees inventory of food product and coordinates product ordering and receiving within corporate specifications.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly kitchen to comply with State and local Health Department regulations.
  • Hands on management of day to day operations of all food outlet kitchens. Implements and enforces all departmental and organizational policies and procedures.
  • Assures staff compliance with all standards, policies and procedures.
  • Managing associates utilizing Sous Chefs and Lead Cooks through planning and scheduling of work assignments and performance development.
  • Administers Corrective Counseling process, training and development, appraisals, payroll accountability. Acts as role model.
  • Plan menus, catering packages, and daily specials maintaining financial responsibility for the menu mix.
  • Analyze menu and food costs and the preparation of cost and quality efficient menus/specials. Prepare reports regarding food and menu analysis. Prepare annual budgeting and ensure all fiscal responsibilities are met.
  • Oversees inventory management to assure all outlets are adequately supplied at all times. Performs periodic inventory.
  • Requisitioning and purchasing within corporate specifications. Maintains effective vendor relationships.

  • Ten years culinary arts experience after graduation from accredited culinary school or equivalent work experience. Previous experience in a management role in high volume restaurant and catering operations environment; experience supervising personnel.
  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts, preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience monitoring food and labor cost, menu development and costing. Experience with ordering and inventory procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge & skills with various computer programs.
  • Experience with ordering and inventory procedures.
  • Experience in high volume multi-unit operations or hospitality environment.
  • Familiar with monitoring of food and labor cost, menu development and costing.
  • Familiar with ordering and inventory procedures and health and sanitation guidelines.
  • Must obtain ACF certification within 2 years of employment.
  • Candidate is required to take a culinary practical.
  • ServSafe Certification, ACF Certification levels CC, CSC, CCC or CEC preferred or must obtain ACF certification within the first 2 years of employment.

Who We Are

Take your career beyond the ordinary to the extraordinary.

At Delaware North, you ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision, grow with us.

Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates. To learn more, visit www.delawarenorth.com.

All applicants may be subject to a pre-employment background and/or drug testing.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.

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Associated topics: chef, corporate kitchen, executive chef, grill chef, head chef, lead, pantry, pastry, restaurant chef, salad chef

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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