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Location:Mountain View, CA
Company:Compass Group USA
First posted:May 10, 2017



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Our Passion is Food!

At Bon Appetit Management Company we are committed to two things, great food and outstanding service! At Bon Appetit you won't find our managers referring to a corporate recipe book or our chefs microwaving the lunch special. We do not have standardized recipes or central commissaries, instead, our chefs and managers are expected to stay abreast of current culinary trends and bring cutting edge food into their cafes. We are a restaurant company that operates in contract food service. That means you will have the freedom to be creative, take risks, and truly shine. We are committed to our staff growing, trying new things, and learning all that they can. Our rapid growth and breadth of accounts translates into exciting opportunities for our people!


We love food.  It's why at Bon Appetit Management Company we've been cooking from scratch for 30 years, with fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients.


We are disruptive in a good way.  We made commitments to environmentally and socially responsible practices long before they became trendy. Being in Silicon Valley, we're not afraid to try something that's never been done before - and our track record proves it. From introducing restaurant-quality food to corporate environments to industry-disrupting sustainability initiatives, we like to lead revolutions. We believe the best ideas come from collaboration and iteration.  Chef, is this you too? If you feel a connection to how we describe ourselves, we want to talk to you!


Bon Appetit is seeking a Culinary Director, at the top of their game, to join our team in Silicon Valley to lead culinary for the Google Food Program. Manage a high volume, multi unit culinary program with the vision to inspire, enable the world to make food choices and use food experiences to develop more sustainable lifestyles, communities that support people being their best.  Based on the program's vision and mission, the Google Food Team has developed a clearly defined strategy that puts a strong emphasis on collaboration, innovation, the responsible business framework, and behavioral economics. Our Culinary Team team exists to bring to life and deliver this Food Program and its values.

The Culinary Director is accountable for leading all food programs according to Bon Appetit's goals and priorities in the areas of culinary excellence, innovation, food quality, presentation, cost and chef development. 

Some of the great things you will be expected to lead:


  • Manage and own the overall culinary experience, not just the offerings, for a growing campus of cafes and an expanding catering operation.

  • Provide strategic leadership to the culinary team, in line with our business goals
    and objectives.

  • Instrumental in developing an active and engaged culinary community.

  • Work with culinary team to develop and maintain culinary training and skill building programs for chefs and cooks; partners with HR/Talent Development Team.

  • Forward thinking in terms of efficiencies, control of waste, food safety, food or labor costs, environmental considerations, food trends and cuisines.

  • Partner in new cafe concept and menu development (as well as refreshes) in partnership with the client, focusing on innovation and calibration to user needs

  • Advise on kitchen layout optimization including selection of equipment and development of layout efficiencies.

  • Leads culinary refinement and optimization of current cafes including culinary guidance for continuous improvement and innovation

  • Communicates with our partner honestly, accurately and in a timely manner.




  • Degree from an accredited Culinary Institute, or equivalent degree

  • 15+ years of executive-level culinary management in a multi unit setting. Proven experience leading a large, complex and high volume culinary program with progressive management responsibility.

  • Expert knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls and presentation

  • Think fast, use technology - Finds new/quicker ways of meeting goals, shows conviction in own judgement and decisions and responds quickly under pressure

  • Passion for Quality - Takes personal responsibility for correcting service problems,  sets demanding performance expectations and sets priorities to maximize

  • Win through Teamwork - shares own knowledge and insight and displays a high level of energy and commitment to the organization

Embrace Diversity - Listens to others and values their contributions, receptive to new and builds on ideas and acts in ethical and socially responsible manner.
Apply to Bon Appetit today!

Bon Appetit is a member of Compass Group USA.

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Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law.

Location: California-Mountain View
Activation Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Expiration Date: Friday, May 11, 2018
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