Oak View Group

Culinary Director | Corporate| Remote

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Job ID
OVG 360 Corporate
Location Name
OVG Corporate
Culinary / Kitchen Management
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is a sports and entertainment company engaged in a wide variety of activities, including arena development, facility management, arena and stadium alliance, sponsorships and partnerships, security services, publications, conferences, and consulting. The company, privately held, is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with offices throughout the world.


A culinary director is responsible for the overarching targets and goals of restaurants or other food operations. As a culinary director, your duties are to establish a menu, hire chefs and other staff, plan budgets, and determine what to charge for menu items. Remote Position


  • Serve as the primary culinary subject matter expert within company and communicates and educates the latest trends for business and industry Development of a long-term menu strategy that balances consumer expectations with corporate financial goals/budgets
  • Maintaining strategic accountability for overall menu/product offerings (concessions, catering, in-suite menu, etc.) including sku rationalization, core recipe standards, portion standards, inventory management, prep standards, and waste/cost control
  • Facilitation of recipe development process and costing
  • Creates and manages documentation of recipes written in a clear, concise manner and easily understood by a wide variety of audiences
  • Oversee on-going recipe development, costing, testing, ingredient selection, and maintenance of order guides
  • Ensure execution of product tastings protocols to include; internal presentations, food shows, outside tastings
  • Establish effective food management processes and reporting
  • Establishes the theoretical food cost system ensuring the system is kept current
  • Develop proper prep procedures keeping prep sheets in sync with operational needs.
  • Develop waste tracking/management systems
  • Partner with Finance and Field Operations to manage food and labor outliers
  • Ensure the highest level of culinary standards are maintain
  • Develop communication processes within the culinary field team to ensure alignment with corporate strategies
  • Develop culinary leaders, support succession planning and development, and build bench strength
  • Works closely with the Supply Chain team on maximizing sku amounts, order guides, and supplier optimization.
  • Engaging in Cost Reduction and Item consolidation projects
  • Support business development process working closely with VPs and Director of Business Development as assigned.
  • Responsible for helping a company to achieve financial goals and objectives and increase operating performance. Prepares budgets, creates businesses plans, and solves internal issues as they arise.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university with major course work in Culinary Arts, Food Service Operations, or related field required
  • Min. of 5-7 years sales experience, preferably with an arena/stadium, convention center, hotel or contract food service management company
  • Experience designing, developing and maintaining standardized recipes for various applications (concessions, catering, in-suite service, etc.)
  • Experience managing, developing and training direct reports is required
  • Proven track record leading large transformational projects
  • Ability to identify, design and implement operating system support resources and performance analytics to drive the improved performance of the business
  • Highly developed verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Ability to independently manage oneself and effectively influence others without formal authority
  • Willingness to work the hours necessary/permitted by your supervisor to meet sales goals (includes nights, weekends and select holidays, in addition to traditional business hours)
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented with ability to handle multiple assignments 

Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.

Vaccination Statement

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada. We highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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