1900 Colonel Sanders Lane

Corporate Chef

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Corporate Chef
1900 Colonel Sanders Lane
Louisville, KY


Job Responsibilities:

* Responsible for being the Culinary Chef for KFC – does it meet the Colonel's standards?
* Key culinary lead to drive Culinary Innovation to support 3+ years of innovation
* Executes and orchestrates numerous best-in-class culinary food showcases
* Actively engage to stay current with latest food and industry trends and share with team
* Actively engage with cross-functional partners to move the product from infancy to launch
* Provides direction to vendors and consultants while creating/building relationships with suppliers to showcase their capabilities
* Supporting other functions, especially Public Relations as needed, typically as a spokesperson with a new product launch
* Supporting testing of new products as needed
* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed
* Ensures sensorial integrity of products from table top concepts to factory produced by partnering with PD and Commercialization
* Provide thought leadership on developing platforms, Ops simplicity and Brand fit

Knowledge and Skill Required:

* Extensive culinary experience with quick service restaurant back-of-house capabilities.
* A minimum of ten years of culinary experience
* Experience in the quick service industry, or a strong interest in being a part of a global iconic rand QSR company; experience working with franchisees is also highly preferred
* Ability to think creatively to achieve break through results
* Critical thinking ability with the creative strategic ability to think "big picture"
* A strong moral compass and commitment to doing what is right
* A sense of urgency and passion for turning knowledge and innovation into action
* Strong culinary technical skills with the ability to filter through consumer and business needs
* Ability to work productively and communicate effectively across all levels of the organization including many diverse working styles and backgrounds and to maintain a team built on collaboration, integration, integrity, and ingenuity
* Ability to act as an effective change agent while focusing on actions that are most critical for achieving step-change results
* A positive attitude and high energy level
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
* Flexibility, resilience, and the ability to deal with ambiguity, welcoming and embracing change while respecting the value of tradition

KFC Corporation, based in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the few brands in America that can boast about having a rich, 60-year history of success and innovation. In fact, KFC is the world's most popular chicken restaurant chain and a division of Yum! Brands, the world's largest restaurant company.

Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 45,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories and is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. In 2018, Yum! Brands was recognized as part of the inaugural Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index. The company's restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – are global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories.

More important than our size is our commitment to breakthrough innovation and the success of our employees. We're proud of the unique culture we've built, one where everyone can be their best self, make a difference and have fun! We believe in our people, trust in their positive intentions, encourage ideas from everyone, and have actively developed a workforce that is diverse in style and background.

Additional Info:

KFC restaurants across the US are commonly operated by independent business owners called Franchisees. They have a contract with KFC allowing them to sell our products and have all operating responsibility for their restaurant, including being your employer. As a result, independently-owned franchised or licensed locations may have different requirements.

Please keep in mind, this is just basic information and you’ll find out more after you apply. At KFC, what you do matters! So if you want to be part of a winning team, find out now why Life Tastes Better with KFC. Apply today!

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