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Manager Raw Material Food Safety & Quality
Club Chef, LLC - Salinas, CA




CLUB CHEF, LLC located in Covington, KY is looking for a MANAGER RAW MATERIAL FOOD SAFETY & QUALITY based out of the California Home Office in Salinas, California.

The Manager Raw Material Food Safety & Quality position requires travel of up to 75% of the time to growing & processing regions, maintaining a food safety & quality culture for CLUB CHEF and its growers/shippers.

Here is a job description:

LOCATION: California Home Office, travel to growing and processing regions. Up to 75% travel may be required.


Manage the raw material food safety and quality inspection team. Maintain Approved Supplier Program for raw materials. Perform pre-planting and pre- harvest risk assessments on a percentage of the fields utilized for growing romaine, iceberg lettuce, cabbage, onion, tomatoes and baby spinach for Club Chef. Perform inspections of the harvesting, cooling and packinghouse operations. Maintain a food safety and quality culture for Club Chef and its growers/ shippers.


  • Manages field team (trainers, inspectors)
  • Evaluates potential suppliers for approval to Club Chef system
  • Verifies suppliers are meeting Club Chef food safety and quality requirements
  • Liaison between suppliers and plant QA and Procurement
  • Maintains training program for Club Chef Inspectors/ Trainers to utilize when training growers/ harvesters
  • Attend and participate in customer, industry meetings
  • Annually, before planting, ensures risk assessments are performed on a minimum of 20% of the fields utilized for growing iceberg and romaine lettuce
  • Annually, before harvesting, ensures risk assessment are performed on a minimum of 20% of the fields utilized for growing iceberg and romaine lettuce
  • Each season, using the Club Chef Food Safety guidelines, performs documented internal audits/ assessments on the growers, packinghouses, coolers and harvest crews utilized by Club Chef
  • Ensures harvest crew surveys are performed on leafy green harvest crews to verify the crews are following food safety guidelines
  • Reports food safety and quality issues to Club Chef Director of Raw Material FS&Q and Director of Procurement
  • Each season verifies field samplers (micro testing) are following Club Chef sampling procedure
  • Work with growers and shippers to continuously improve food safety and quality of the supply chain
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


  • Verification Suppliers are Meeting Approved Supplier Program or put on probation/ disqualified
  • Completion of required assessments and verifications each season/ year
  • Accurate Documentation
  • Verification of grower/ harvester training adequacy
  • Open Communication with Suppliers and Club Chef Facility Contacts


  • Degree in Food Safety, Science or related field
  • Ability to participate in Food Safety Conferences/ on Technical Committees
  • Experience or training in auditing/ risk assessments
  • Experience in growing, harvesting or processing produce
  • Good Communication skills
  • Willingness to travel

For any further information, please contact Patti Wood at 859/578-3159.


Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Materials Management: 1 year


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