Berkshire Country Club- Executive Chef

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Executive Chef Candidate Requirements

about the club

Founded in 1899, member-owned and governed, and steeped in tradition, the Berkshire Country Club provides a masterful blend of leisure, athletics and elegance It is a country club lifestyle the way it was meant to be enjoyed - with a proud legacy of exceptional service, opportunity and the benefits only available at such a grand private club. Smart. Sophisticated. Surrounded by casual elegance.

The Berkshire Country Club opened its doors May 31st on what was originally the J Howard Jacobs farm Stables for members’ use were located at the north end of the clubhouse. Additionally, there were two tennis courts beside the clubhouse; bathhouses and a boat dock were located along the river.

Today, its members enjoy an unparalleled member experience in an environment of congenial camaraderie The well-appointed dining venues surround you as you enjoy the best cuisine in Berks County. The culinary team craft exceptional food featuring seasonal, high quality, farm to table ingredients. Our Certified Sommelier works together with the Executive Chef hand selected wines that compliment the culinary experience

The Club has recently approved a $8.5 million Master Plan, with $2.75 million going towards Clubhouse and Kitchen.

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club facilities

Dining: 1899 Dining Room and Patio, Terrace Dining Room, Main Dining Room, Tap Room, Men’s Lounge & Pool Bar and Grill (Seasonal)

Golf: 18 Hole Willie Park Jr. and Donald Ross Golf Course, short game practice area, driving range

Tennis: 3 Tennis Hard Courts, 4 Pickleball Courts

Youth: 5-week summer camp, kids’ tennis lessons & camp, kids’ golf league, lessons and camp

Pool: Outdoor lap pool & kiddie pool

club overview

Memberships 600 Members total

Initiation fee Full: $6,000

Annual Dues Full golf: $9,612

Gross Volume $7.0M

Annual dues $3.21M

F&B Volume $2.8M

Gross payroll $3.6M

Employees 170 in-season; 70 year round

Board members 9

Average age 55

Our well-appointed dining venues surround you as you enjoy the best cuisine in Berks County. The culinary team craft exceptional food featuring seasonal, high quality, farm to table ingredients. Our on-staff Certified Sommelier has hand selected wines to compliment the excellent cuisine.

the position

Berkshire Country Club is searching for a committed, proactive, and passionate culinary professional, who enjoys working in an exciting private club environment and one who has the ability to select the perfect enhancements to make a lasting impression.

The Executive Chef will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the kitchen to ensure the quality and consistency of the dining experience This professional should have strong leadership skills and a proven track record in recruiting and attracting culinarians to the team. Seasonal hospitality operations experience offering similar services is a plus

The Executive Chef will be intimately involved in the design and execution of the main kitchen renovation of $2M and the $750K poolside kitchen.

Key Characteristics and Traits

▪ A naturally enthusiastic personality and passion for the culinary industry.

▪ Ability to hire, train, motivate and develop a high performing team in a seasonal environment who are dedicated to a shared vision.

▪ A natural leadership style which promotes an engaged, motivated staff.

▪ A mind for innovation and action with an ability to act as a thought partner with the General Manager and other department leaders.

▪ Creativity in menu design, exhibiting an appreciation for the Club’s culinary traditions, while exploring fresh and innovative culinary trends.

▪ The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

▪ Disciplined follow-through to ensure the vision and goals of the Club come to fruition.

▪ Ability to cultivate a high-level of member satisfaction through consistency in the dining experience.

▪ A strong understanding of top-notch food and beverage experiences for Club members and guests.

▪ Effective fiscal management through delivery of actual operational and capital results in alignment with approved budgets.

▪ The desire to maintain high level of visibility among members and staff as the face of the Club’s dining and catering programs.

▪ An understanding of the importance of digital communication and ability to utilize web and social media tools to communicate with the staff and membership.

responsibilities

✓ A minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership and management experience in a hospitality environment. Current Executive Sous Chefs at well-recognized organizations, with verifiable records of achievement will also be considered.

✓ Food safety certification.

✓ Certification from American Culinary Federation or other hospitality association.

✓ A degree from a post-secondary culinary arts program.

✓ A pre-employment drug screen and background check will be required. The position is available immediately.

salary and benefits

Salary is open and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Club offers an excellent bonus and benefit package.

qualifications

IMPORTANT

Interested candidates should submit résumés along with a detailed cover letter which addresses the qualifications and describes your alignment/experience with the prescribed position by Friday, June 2, 2023

These documents must be saved and emailed in Word or PDF format (save as “Last Name, First Name, Berkshire Chef Cover Letter” and “Last Name, First Name, Berkshire Chef Résumé”) respectively to:

Careers@thedeloziergroup com

All requested information, along with references, should be emailed to the address above.

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(843) 707-5210

lpatrickdelozier@thedeloziergroup.com

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