The Executive Chef requires a culinary leader to manage 5+ outlets and significant banquet space to exceed the expectations of our members. Executive Chef will be able to execute operations at the highest level while being a strong part of the cultural leadership for the F&B team. He/she is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the kitchen(s), ensuring the highest standards of menu creation and preparation, and providing exceptional leadership and management to the culinary team and kitchens. This highly visible role requires strong member relations skills and an ability to deliver industry leading dining experiences across a spectrum of concepts. This is a position for a proven leader with business acumen that matches outstanding culinary and leadership skills.
Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in culinary arts from an industry recognized culinary institution, 5 or more years of progressive, senior management level culinary management experience, CEC designation, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a similar country club or luxury environment. The candidate must have a demonstrated and verifiable career path of successful culinary expertise, professional achievements including staff development, management skills and leadership strength. The Executive Chef will be required to work effectively within an established team of department managers, be an effective leader who fosters a positive, cooperative and cohesive team environment and is able to build and maintain professional connections with fellow associates and interact with club members. Strong member relations and communication skills are imperative as well as the ability to manage opportunities for improvement and implement effective solutions with ease. The candidate must have energy and enthusiasm for the culinary arts and private club business.
The Director of Culinary Operations/Executive Chef reports directly to the Clubhouse Manager/Director of F&B and is responsible for direct supervision of the Chef de Cuisine, Stewarding and other kitchen personnel. He/she will have direct oversight of four restaurants including the production kitchen, stewarding function, catering and events as well as the high volume fine and casual dining/banquet dining venues generating revenues exceeding four million dollars.
About Silver Creek Valley Country Club, Troon Golf LLC
When Troon Founder and now Executive Chairman, Dana Garmany started Troon Golf 31 years ago, he never imagined he would revolutionize the golf business, let alone oversee a management company that would one day span the globe with over 630 golf courses.
Long before North Scottsdale, Ariz., became a golfer’s paradise and Troon became the gold standard for upscale course experiences, Troon was simply a payroll services company. At least that was the idea when Garmany helped build Troon North for developer Jerry Nelson and his Japanese partners.
As the story goes, the Japanese trading company involved in the project was concerned about employer liability issues, so Garmany trademarked the Troon Golf name for the purpose of creating a company that could handle payroll for the Japanese partners and protect them from any management risks.
Soon after Troon North opened in 1990 to rave reviews, Garmany’s payroll company quickly grew into something much bigger when he began selling a revolutionary concept to other parts of the desert and beyond. It was a business model focused on managing upscale public courses based on hospitality-caliber customer service principles and superior a...gronomic conditions.
As history would show, the newfound business would flourish and the modern-day Troon Experience was born. Some described Garmany’s early vision as creating “country clubs for the day” — with Troon’s target audience being the traveling golfer accustomed to having a private club back home or just the average golfer seeking a better golf experience. However you describe it, the strategy proved to be prescient and profitable for decades to come, and all but created an entirely new golf course category: upscale daily fee.
Today, Troon leads the industry in golf course and private club management, operating at 585+ locations throughout the world. The company used its foundation in golf facility management to extend its vision beyond the golf course with a diverse portfolio that includes ten distinct brands: Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Management, and RealFood Consulting.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon maintains satellite offices in Alabama, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas, Virginia, Washington and internationally.