• Executive Chef

    Job Locations US-CA-Palo Alto
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    GrowthMindset is seeking an Executive Chef for a direct hire position located in Palo Alto, CA.  Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, you will be responsible for leading the culinary team in a major healthcare organization, including creative, menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance.  Focus will be on sustainable approach to food service and on healthier, better quality food that is seasonal and local, antibiotic- and hormone-free, organic, and plant-based


    • Lead and direct the creative culinary team in a high-volume healthcare organization
    • Ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
    • Manage food costing, controls and compliance
    • Develop menus and culinary offerings
    • Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
    • Have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees
    • Have a passion for food and innovation
    • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens
    • Experience with online Food Management Systems


    • A strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
    • A collaborative approach to managing
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills
    • A sense of urgency
    • Experience working in a healthcare account preferred, but not required
    • SERV Safe certification, culinary degree preferred
    • Experience managing union employees


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