Title:  A2L - Chef Manager

Requisition #:  468515

Chapel Hill, NC, US, 27599

Career Area:  Early Careers

Job Description

Aramark’s Accelerate to Leadership (A2L) Program offers early career talent valuable work experience, mentorship from industry leaders, and professional training across a variety of environments and business areas. As a year-long development and training program designed for recent college graduates, A2L provides you with the resources you need to ignite your full potential and launch an accelerated career path at Aramark. 


Selected candidates will have the opportunity to take on leadership roles within Aramark while participating in structured program activities and developmental exercises tailored to each candidate’s career track. For the thousands of students and recent grads that call Aramark home, we provide a place to grow, advance, and impact lives across a range of exciting industries and locations. 


Aramark’s A2L Program is committed to fostering communities rooted in service, inclusion, and shared prosperity, empowering all individuals to make an impact. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains friendly, efficient, positive customer service attitude toward customers, clients and coworkers. Is responsive to customer needs.
  • Establishes and enforces nutrition and sanitation standards of cafeteria, kitchen, and related work areas.
  • Implements and executes established company policies, guidelines and procedures for all food and supplies purchased to achieve highest quality/price value and budget objectives.
  • Develops recipes and devises special dishes. Reviews menus and analyzes recipes to determine food, labor and overhead costs and assigns prices to menu items.
  • Supervises production and other personnel and coordinates their assignments to ensure economical and timely food production.
  • Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, portion size, and garnishing to ensure food is prepared in a prescribed manner and cost control measures are followed. Tests cooked foods through taste and smell.
  • Maintains established systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment. Complies with all OSHA regulations and other local, state and federal regulations.
  • Recognizes and adopts the appropriate food production services appropriate to specific needs of the patient/resident population and demonstrates knowledge of specific issues directly related to age of patient/resident population.
  • Monitors production needs for the cafeteria and schedules all department employees.
  • Establishes systems and training programs to provide a safe working environment.
  • Implements, revises and maintains proper work routines for all department positions. Directs work of supervisors.
  • Maintains compliance with ARAMARK’s standards of operation. Adheres to ARAMARK’s Business Conduct Policy at all times. Maintains all records and reports to ensure compliance, with all local, stated and federal regulations and codes.
  • Maintains compliance with all requirements of Federal, State and local regulations and guidelines including the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.
  • Assists with recommendations and maintains a proactive Human Resource function to ensure employee motivation, training and development, wage/benefit administration and compliance with established labor regulations and personnel policies and procedures.
  • Plans and participates in planning menus and utilization of food surpluses and leftovers taking into account probable number of guests, marketing conditions, popularity of various dishes and menu cycle. Maintains inventory at established levels to meet budget objectives.
  • Participates in the selection process of production employees. Familiarizes new employees with practices of kitchen. ·
  • Performs all other related duties.



  •  To be considered eligible, applicants must graduate between December – August of the current school year for the rising A2L Program class 
  • This program will start in July. All degree requirements must be completed prior to the start date of the program (including any final internship requirements). 
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require work authorization sponsorship by Aramark for this position now or in the future 
  • A degree or background in hospitality, customer service, food service, facilities, operations, or sales 
  •  Relevant coursework or work experience 
  •  Strong leadership, project management, and execution skills 
  •  Great verbal, written, and professional communication skills with teammates, customers, clients, and leadership 
  • Dynamic working skills to handle change and ambiguity in a fast-paced environment 


About Aramark

Our Mission

Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet.

At Aramark, we believe that every employee should enjoy equal employment opportunity and be free to participate in all aspects of the company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military status, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by applicable law.


About Aramark

The people of Aramark proudly serve millions of guests every day through food, facilities, and uniform services in 19 countries around the world. Rooted in service and united by our purpose, we strive to do great things for each other, our partners, our communities, and our planet. We believe a career should develop your talents, fuel your passions, and empower your professional growth. So, no matter what you're pursuing - a new challenge, a sense of belonging, or just a great place to work - our focus is helping you reach your full potential. Learn more about working here at http://www.aramarkcareers.com or connect with us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

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