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Executive Chef Manager

Position Title: Executive Chef Manager

Supervisor: Director of Facilities

Department: Facilities

Grade: 57, Exempt

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week



Responsible for preparing daily luncheons for staff members and handling 30-35 academic year functions including dinners and cocktail receptions, including planning menus, purchasing ingredients, and utilizing and maintaining a commercial kitchen. Supervision of refectory staff in food preparation, serving, cleaning, and ensuring that proper food handling practices and sanitation is maintained in the refectory.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan menus, purchase retail and wholesale ingredients and supplies, and prepare for:
    • Daily luncheons for 50-70+ people
    • Approximately 30-35 academic-year functions including luncheons, dinners, and cocktail receptions for 10- 200 guests.
  • Utilize and maintain a commercial kitchen.
  • Maintain proper food handling practices and sanitation in the Refectory in compliance with District of Columbia and national health regulations.
  • Monitor the condition of Refectory’s interior, including furnishings and equipment and alerting appropriate staff of needed repairs or replacements.
  • Develop and administer Refectory budget.
  • Approve invoices for payment.
  • Maintain records of expenditures for food supplies, number of lunches served, and prepare internal transfer bills for special events.
  • Works collaboratively with colleagues in the community.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervise Refectory staff in food preparation, serving, and cleaning.
  • Maintain staff time and leave records.



  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in food service; chef experience.
  • Supervisory and bookkeeping experience.
  • Must have flexible schedule, able to work evenings and weekends for scheduled events/programs.


  • College degree and formal food service training preferred. Able to provide lunch options keeping in mind different medical and/or dietary preferences. Good oral communication and interpersonal skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

National Health and Hygiene Licenses

Physical Demands

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds

To Apply

The position remains open until filled. Please forward résumé and cover letter detailing relevant qualifications by clicking the link below.

Dumbarton Oaks is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).