Oak View Group

Executive Chef| JCC

Location US-MS-Jackson
Job ID
OVG - Venue Management
Location Name
Jackson Convention Complex
Food & Beverage 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.


The Executive Chef is responsible for a top notch food & beverage operation as well as menu design and meal preparation of the facility including: fine dining, private catering & events, concerts and concessions food experience. Additionally, work with the Director of Food & Beverage to execute purchasing, receiving and producing. This position will oversee the stewarding department, and maintain all culinary equipment including china, glass and smallware. This role reports top the Director of Food and Beverage. 


  • Research and development of menu items to keep pace with industry trends, local and seasonal ingredients to support restaurant and concession business; works with sales staff on concepts and themes
  • Establishes food presentation technique and quality standards.
  • Oversees menus and standards of food production and preparation, for concessions, retail operations and all special events.
  • Works with sales staff and Director of Food & Beverage to assign prices to menu items in accordance with budgetary goals.
  • Ensures accurate recipe development and testing.
  • Oversees all food production, preparation, for all special events.
  • Estimates food consumption and purchases kitchen supplies including food product.
  • Double checks food and equipment purchases for all aspects of the business to ensure consistency with standard operating procedures.
  • Enforces all sanitation and maintenance procedures.
  • Schedules and supervises employees, checking weekly schedules.
  • Coordinates and directs training of chefs, cooks, and other kitchen workers engaged in the preparing and cooking foods to ensure high quality, efficient and profitable food service.
  • Work with Director of Food & Beverage to maintain cost of goods, labor, and any other responsibilities at or below budget.
  • Reviews menus and analyzes recipes to ensure superior standards for retail and special events.
  • Responsible for inventory control and the proper rotation of all items.
  • Communicates with operations department to ensure standards are maintained.
  • Coordinate with Director of Food & Beverage to verify and reconcile production and sellable items
  • Work with Food & Beverage Director to create concession items that support concert event experiences and maximize sales
  • Hire and train culinary staff to include unit required Food Safety and local Health Dept. requirements
  • Observes methods of food preparation and cooking, sizes of portions, and garnishing of foods to ensure food is prepared in prescribed manner.
  • Establishes and enforces nutrition, sanitation and high quality standards for food and beverage in kitchen and portable food operations
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Must have the ability to work a varied and flexible shift.
  • Must have the ability to comply and implement all Standard Operating Procedures
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Certificate from accredited culinary school, college, or technical school
  • 10 or more years of hands on experience
  • 4 or more years of kitchen/culinary management experience at an executive level
  • ServSafe Certified
  • Must maintain local Health Codes and sanitation HACCP
  • At least eight (8) years of culinary experience in high volume facility producing complex meals for large, high profile events of 150 guests or more.
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills
  • Results oriented individual with the ability to meet required budgetary goals
  • Excellent organizational, planning, communication and inter-personal skills
  • Ability to undertake and complete multiple tasks
  • Ability to be creative with food presentations and maintain a quality product
  • Competent computer skills

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to use and maintain basic food service and kitchen equipment
  • Ability to train others in the use of basic food service and kitchen equipment
  • Strong analytical and mathematic skills in relation to the culinary profession and Food and Beverage industry
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to read, write, and understand English
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff Ability to quickly identify problems and resolve them
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff including management
  • Ability to work irregular hours as dictated by the event schedule, including nights, weekends and holidays
  • Creative and ability to create unique dining experiences
  • Ability to be creative with food presentations and maintain a quality product.
  • Must maintain local Health Codes and sanitation 

Computer Skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office platforms, as well as Adobe Creative Suite, and knowledge of Banquet Event Order (BEO) or other event management programs.

Other Qualifications:

Serve-safe certified

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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