This position supports the Executive Performance Chef and the Performance Nutrition team in implementing the UFC Performance Institute Fight Week culinary program.
Prepares fight week meals to support athletes at the various stages of fight week, per the standards and nutrient programming of the Performance Nutrition team.
Abides by food handling safety standards, including temperature controls, sanitation standards, food storage and dating, and documentation of safe handling.
Establishes and maintains allergen and religious avoidance labeling standards and maintains alternative recipes and menus to support athletes with food limitations.
Creates Fight Week and post-weigh-in recipes and menus in line with the Performance Nutrition team's programming.
Supports the recipe and nutrient analysis while integrating within nutrition analysis software to provide detailed nutrition and allergen information.
Collaborates with the Performance Nutrition team to develop culinary related nutrition education content and materials; this may include written video and streaming content, as well as in-person education.
Supports all Las Vegas-based events; supports non-local events as assigned.
As necessary, manages third-party assistant chefs to provide consistent food quality for athletes. Provides feedback to Executive Performance Chef and Director, Nutrition.
Supports Executive Performance Chef with kitchen access coordination, food procurement and storage, and recipe development and nutrition education for athletes.
Ensures that kitchen operations comply with Department of Health, OSHA, and Zuffa's standards.
Assists Director of Nutrition in evaluating and overseeing the job performance of culinary team members.