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Executive Chef - Full Time Varies- The Landing at Williamsburg Village

Immanuel Lincoln, NE

Job Description


The overall purpose of this job is to prepare food to the satisfaction of residents and create an exceptionally satisfying dining experience for residents. The responsibilities of this job include planning and preparing daily meals, budgeting, and overseeing the hiring, training, and recruiting of kitchen and dining room staff.  Supports and lives out Immanuel’s Mission and CHRIST Promises.


Key Areas

Key Responsibilities and Duties of the Job

Meal Preparation

  • Develops menus.
  • Prepares, cooks, and serves food.
  • Assures safe methods are adhered to by staff in the kitchen.
  • Ensures compliance with safety and service standards according to Immanuel Communities’ standards, DHHS Food code, and assisted living regulations.

Inventory and Budgeting

  • Orders food, cleaning chemicals, and supplies.
  • Develops, monitors, and maintains budget for food services within the community and department. 
  • Provides annual recommendations and input for capital budget items for the community.

Personnel Management

  • Trains and works with kitchen and dining staff to ensure quality standards are met or exceeded
  • Coaches, counsels, and evaluates employees on their performance.
  • Substitutes for daytime servers, night time servers, and cooks as necessary.

Customer Service

  • Communicates and listens to residents’ concerns, wants, likes, and dislikes to ensure a high degree of resident satisfaction.
  • Monitors, reports, and takes corrective action regarding resident complaints.
  • Attends and leads resident and food committee meetings.
  • Develops action plans to address resident concerns.
  • Coordinates with community managers to plan and host special events.
  • Collaborates with Dining Room staff to ensure the highest level of customer service for residents.
  • Relies on Corporate Executive Chef for recommendations and re-direction about food services issues.


  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested.



  • Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts or trade/ vocational school degree in Culinary Arts is required.
  • Advanced certification or degree in Culinary Arts is desirable.
  • Equivalent years of experience may substitute for education requirement.


  • Three (3) years of experience as a chef is required, with executive chef experience preferred.
  • One (1) year of managerial experience is required.
  • Equivalent years of education may substitute for experience requirement.

Other Requirements-

  • CPR/AED certification is required.
  • Serve Safe certification is required.
  • Food Handler certificate is preferred.

KSA- Knowledge Skills and Abilities-

  • Knowledge and application of sanitation, foodborne illness, and cross-contamination policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of food code and DHH assisted living standards and regulations related to food service production.
  • Knowledge of budgeting principles.
  • Skills in verbally communicating with others in a compassionate and professional manner, including residents and their families.
  • Skills in hiring, training, and managing kitchen services employees.
  • Ability to learn, understand, and comply with food code rules and regulations, and DHHS rules and regulations for dietary programming in assisted living.
  • Ability to cordially serve seniors, show compassion, listen, and be respectful of residents’ needs
  • Ability to flexibly adjust to changing work tasks.
  • Ability to be patient with residents and employees.

Job Details

Date Posted June 8, 2018
Date Closes October 26, 2018
Located In Lincoln, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary
Experience Level Intermediate (3-7 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week
Positions Available 1
SOC Category 35-1011.00 Chefs and Head Cooks
Zipcode 68516
Name Traci Soliz
Address 1044 N 115th Street, Suite 500
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68154

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Group Legal
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Vision
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Fitness Classes
  • Free Parking
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Wellness Program
  • Workout Facilities
  • Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

  • Production Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Speaking
  • Supervision
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Food and Beverage Worker

Course(s) relevant to the skills listed for this position

At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • And More ...