Job Description

Job ID
Administration Fournace Place
Hiring Range:
Annual Minimum to Midpoint:
Full/Part Time

About Us

Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.

Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.

Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Job Profile

Job Summary
The Corporate Executive Chef is responsible for the oversight of all kitchen operations within Harris health System. The Corporate Executive Chef will design and lead a culinary program across the system to train and develop the culinary team. The candidate should be able to design recipes, perform cost analysis, and implement menu changes for retail and patient services throughout the entire system. The Corporate Executive Chef shall perform quality assurance activities for the food and nutrition services department and possess knowledge of regulatory and food safety/sanitation practices and principles. Works together with the clinical nutrition team to ensure optimal patient care across the system. The candidate should have extensive retail and catering experience to develop and standardize a retail and catering program for all pavilions. Works with the nutrition administration and clinical team to promote wellness, educational and community initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees / Work Experience:
Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality Management, Food Service Management or related field (And) Five (5) Years Work Experience of managing high volume food production operations or progressive multi-site experience in culinary or healthcare foodservice management.


Associate's Degree in Culinary Arts from an accredited program or related field (And) Seven (7) Years Work Experience of managing high volume food production operations or progressive multi-site experience in culinary or healthcare foodservice management.

Licenses & Certifications: ServeSafe Certified

Management Experience: Three (3) years of management experience in culinary leadership and catering experience; food service management experience preferred.

Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contract), Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking), Writing / Correspondence, Writing / Reports

Proficiencies: MS Word, MS Excel, P.C.

Job Attributes

Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Statistical, Mathematics

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Knowledge of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) Guidelines required, Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration Food Code (FDA )required. Experience using electronic food service management software preferred.

Equipment Operated: Ability to operate all kitchen equipment

Benefits and EEOC

Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.

It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.

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