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Executive Chef - Banquets

Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Job Type
17 Nov 2021

At SentryWorld, our business is built around people and we pride ourselves on the promise to deliver world-class services to our guests. We are currently seeking a hands-on Executive Chef to oversee, lead and motivate our Back of House team within the SentryWorld Events Department. In this role, you will partner with the Event Manager to deliver on and exceed guest expectations for special events as we continue to grow to be a destination venue in the Midwest.  


As our team's Executive Chef, you'll be responsible for delivering on administrative and strategic operations for the department, as well as driving the culinary creation and development of our award-winning event menu. In addition, you'll:

  • Collaborate with Events Manager and other Sentry Services departments to help ensure success of all events and maximize operational opportunities. 
  • Oversee the planning, set-up and execution of all events to ensure food and operation service standards are executed with world-class quality.
  • Research, design, implement, and prepare creative options for annual, seasonal and custom menus based on upcoming trends and guest requests.
  • Maintain food inventory and supply control, including maintaining storage and rotation of items with forecasted business in mind.
  • Oversee staffing levels, labor costs, team training, development and performance reviews ensuring all team members adhere to department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in vendor recommendations/selection and maintain effective vendor relationships and in order to source quality products at appropriate costs.
  • Prepare and update culinary operation manuals
  • Ensure all equipment is functioning properly and relevant equipment maintenance is scheduled as needed.


  • Culinary Degree from an accredited school or equivalent work experience
  • 5+ years of related work experience with event and catering experience strongly preferred
  • Ability to obtain WI Food Handlers License and other required certifications.
  • Creative, service-oriented, and self-motivated
  • Proficient knowledge of human resources management and the ability to effectively train and coach
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively under time constraints and meet deadlines
  • Must possess a valid driver license
  • Work extended/non-standard hours including nights, weekends and holidays as needed

We take great pride in making Forbes' list of America's Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.  At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation.  Below are some benefits and perks that you'll receive.

  • To best support our associates and our culture, Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled work from home (Monday and Friday)/in office days (Tuesday through Thursday) after we begin to return to the office.
  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts to ease taxes on health spending.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).

If you are interested in joining Sentry's team, select the one position that you are most interested in being considered for and complete your online application details. If you have applied with us before, you will only need to provide your email address and password. If this is your first time applying, you'll need to create an account. Please complete your application and upload your resume online.


All of us at Sentry-more than 4,000 associates-have various talents, skills, and backgrounds. We work together to deliver on our promises to our policyholders every day. We're proud to offer a full line of property, casualty, and life insurance products to help protect businesses, cars, homes, lives, and retirement income.


Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with claims and service offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.


Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we're one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We're rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.


Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await.


It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.


Thank you for your interest in Sentry!

Kacie Akey

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  • Job Reference: 424764729-2
  • Date Posted: 17 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Sentry
  • Location: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent