The Director of Culinary Nutrition will collaborate with the Director of Performance Nutrition to facilitate athlete nutrition care along with the oversight and execution of practice facility, ownership kitchen and game day operations.


All full-time and part-time employees of the Utah Jazz are required to be fully vaccinated (fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks after your final dose). Mandatory vaccinations support our commitment to making our workplace and public facilities as safe and welcoming as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals who are not able to get the vaccine due to qualifying medical, religious, or personal reasons.


  • Be an innovator and creator in everything you do

  • Manage and supervise other nutrition and kitchen employees

  • Provide training and mentorship to other nutrition and kitchen employees that have diverse backgrounds and different skill sets

  • Create schedules for the nutrition and kitchen staff

  • Responsible for online ordering system for player and basketball operations staff

  • Create enticing and creative menus for a large number of high-level events a year

  • Foster a trusting relationship with other employees and athletes

  • Design educational materials for other nutrition and kitchen staff

  • Stock supplies, ingredients, and equipment in multiple locations

  • Cook, prepare, deliver, and stock meals for premium clients and ownership in multiple locations are Salt Lake and Utah County

  • Assist in implementing specific dietary needs in kitchen based on health analysis and recommendations of the Director of Performance Nutrition

  • Oversee and cultivate the athlete meal prep program

  • Assist leadership in the department with special events and projects including team building events and holiday parties

  • Run the player pregame meal locker room action station, also maintain inventory of locker room mise en place

  • Uphold all Utah Jazz Performance Nutrition standards daily

  • Embrace a culture of inclusion and diversity where guests and team members feel welcomed, valued, and heard

  • Enrich lives by creating winning experiences and timeless memories

  • Operate with an emphasis on safety for employees, teams, and guests

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Communicates effectively- Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.

  • Develops talent- Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals.

  • Cultivates innovation- Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

  • Ensures accountability- Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments.

  • Plans and aligns- Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.


  • Requires 10+ years of kitchen and hospitality experience

  • 5+ years in management experience preferred

  • Experience working in a professional sports environment preferred

  • Food handlers permit required


  • This person must be able to communicate and express themselves both written and verbally.

  • This person must be able to observe, inspect, estimate and assess.

  • This person must be able to sit, stand, bend, walk, and climb stairs for long periods of time.

  • This person must be able to lift 50 lbs.

The Utah Jazz provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Note: The need may arise to revise, supplement, or rescind portions of this job description, and Utah Jazz reserves the right to do so at any time. Employees shall be required to meet the qualifications and perform the duties of any revised job description.