Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in CHICAGO, Illinois

Unit Description

Sodexo Leisure has an exciting Executive Chef 2 opportunity at the world famous Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, IL .

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee culinary operations for both retail & catered events – events ranging from a VIP corporate luncheon for 20 executives to a strolling reception for 5,000 event planners.

  • Planning and executing over 100 external events annually as well as a robust internal catering program for MSI staff

  • Working alongside the Senior Executive Chef, the successful chef will be in charge of directing the kitchen’s operations in the absence of the Executive Chef and assist them in resolving any problems that may arise on the job.

You are/have experience:

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and execute large events is a must

  • Exemplary communication skills with the ability to lead a large team

  • Proven leadership skills and have “on trend” menu writing skills

  • Managing the culinary operations of a full service restaurant or hotel highly preferred

  • Very high level catering in a venue of at least $6 million annual F&B revenues

  • Experience in successfully controlling food and labor costs

  • Knowledge & experience creating & costing menus including specialty menus for catered events

  • Experience with safety and sanitation controls, HACCP, food ordering & inventory as well as hiring, training & managing staff

Come be a part of our award winning team!


This world class facility includes a modern food court, a Jazzman's Cafe, an Ice Cream Parlor and high end , high volume catering . This is a large multi-faceted account and requires an Executive Chef experienced in proper kitchen management. If you are a highly skilled and experienced Executive Chef with a passion for food and the drive to be successful, we would like to speak with you! Not familiar with Sodexo or Sodexo Leisure? Check us out:

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo champions a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful and we remain committed to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance …every day.



Position Summary

Designs, supervises, coordinates and participates in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel in a medium to large account. This position is recognized as the technical expert, teacher and trainer for other chefs and cooks within the account. Selects and develops recipes and other items for clients. Develops menu, implements and trains HACCP, oversees/purchases food, establishes production levels and inventory controls, interviews and hires new chefs, manages/controls food cost issues and offer solutions, may train other chefs outside account. May cook selected items, and plan or price menus. Typically has chefs and cooks reporting to this position.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Technical, Trade, or Vocational School Degree

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience - 2 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 62606


Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time