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Executive Chef (Mountain View Grille at Desert Princess)  

Category Food & Beverage  

The Management Trust
Position Title: Executive Chef
Location: Desert Princess Country Club
Reporting To: Director of Food & Beverage
Status: Exempt, Full-Time
Salary: DOE


The Management Trust is a community association management company.  We believe that building and maintaining a community takes more than just hammers and nails.  It takes integrity, trust, experience, and support. Our success is based on the belief that effective management anticipates our clients’ needs, not merely reacts to them.  We are a company of creative and committed individuals driven by grand aspirations and are proud to be the only 100% employee-owned community management firm in the nation.  Our Employee Owners are encouraged to actively participate in growing our business by helping define best practices every day.  It is in this spirit that we encourage you to explore this opportunity to join The Management Trust team.


The Executive Chef is responsible for providing high-quality cuisine and delivering an exceptional customer experience.  As first in command of the kitchen, this position plays a key role in maintaining and enhancing the satisfaction of all who come in contact with Food & Beverage.


  • Creation of high-quality menus items in terms of design as well as taste, and development of recipes that meet the needs of the Desert Princess Community as well as surrounding area
  • Effective management of all cost control systems including inventory, recipes, prep sheets, waste sheets, temperature charts and menu engineering
  • Accountability of budgeted kitchen costs including labor, kitchen supplies and food purchases
  • Ordering of all food and kitchen supplies, maintaining appropriate inventory levels according to changing business needs
  • Supervision and training of kitchen team in regards to preparation and execution of all dishes
  • Ensure the kitchen operates in a timely manner that meets our high-quality standards
  • Hire, train, and mentor kitchen team members; establish schedules and assess performance
  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly training sessions with the kitchen team as well as front of house team members
  • Scheduling of all kitchen team members adhering to budget requirements
  • Take full ownership of any issues that may arise in the kitchen
  • Ensure that a strict sanitation program is in place and is followed throughout the entire kitchen operation as well as abide by and enforce strict health and safety standards established by local, state and federal agencies
  • Maintain all kitchen equipment and ensure all are in good working order at all times
  • Meet regularly with members, residents and local guests to stay connected with the community and ensure that we are meeting their expectations
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


  • Current Food Manager Safety Certification (i.e. through ServSafe)
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent); Culinary Degree preferred
  • Proficiency in kitchen administration and meal preparation – with a minimum of (5) years of experience
  • Familiarity with country club/hotel/high-end operations
  • Solid knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word; intermediate skills a plus
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Must be a team player who is committed to delivering high-level customer service
  • Adaptable and dependable with a solid attendance record
  • Professional and respectful demeanor with all staff and guests at all times
  • Ability to work independently and follow instructions with minimal supervision


  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license, vehicle insurance, and driving record in compliance with Company policy


  • Use standard office equipment, including: computer, phone, copier/scanner, etc.
  • Use standard kitchen equipment and supplies, including: appliances, tools, knives (excellent knife skills required) and food/beverages
  • Keen eye-hand coordination, as well as an astute sense of taste and smell
  • Be stationary or in motion for periods of time (often in motion)
  • Lift and move up to (40) pounds
  • Travel to and from offsite locations


  • Team of kitchen staff, including Cooks, Food Expeditors/Runners, and Dishwashers


  • Shifts will vary based on business needs
  • Required to work weekends and holidays

The Management Trust is an Equal Opportunity employer.  We celebrate and support diversity.

TMT reserves the right to modify this job description at any time based on business need.

EOE Statement We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We celebrate and support diversity.

The Management Trust reserves the right to modify any job description at any time based on business need.
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