Sodexo Operations LLC Area Executive Chef in FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia

Unit Description

Sodexo's Universities Segment has an opening for an Area Executive Chef.

Relocation Assistance Available!

This Area Executive Chef will be the Senior Culinary person providing support and oversight to the day to day operations within our campuses located in NC, KY, WV and VA.

This Area Executive Chef will need to reside within the area of NC, KY, WV and VA.

This is an opportunity for an innovative and creative chef who thrives in a fast paced environment . This position supports all facets of daily culinary production including all daily resident, retail and catering production, deployment of wellness strategies, overseeing the development of culinary employees. The best qualified candidate will have excellent leadership experience. They will have a focus on safety and sanitation and quality and standards.

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Executive Chef to lead a talented regional culinary team. We are looking for someone with great communication and training skills. This is a high-level culinary management role, but will also be hands-on as needed to support operations. The position requires culinary innovation, as well as the ability to think both inside and outside the corporate structure to insure that the university continues to be a culinary leader in our field. Willingness to travel is required!

The Area Executive Chef ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Currently in a leadership capacity with experience in large volume food operations background;

  • Experience in managing and developing teams;

  • Strong financial background;

  • Strong operational and culinary skills with experience in high-end and high-volume off-site catering services;

  • Excellent client relationship and presentation skills;

  • Have polished leadership skills to lead a large culinary team;

  • ACF certification and culinary graduate (desired but not required);

  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership abilities.

Position Summary

This position provides culinary support to unit (s) in terms of cross unit culinary expertise, sales presentation support, bench strength to District/Area. Position supports a large area, as well as large culinary needs – i.e. large catering functions; This job also supports training - training and development of frontline and new culinary exempt hires, menu development, culinary development of the programs/platforms. Financial plate costing; food management systems – FMS training and management; compliance product and vendor compliance.

Travel capabilities, setting up systems, assist in recruitment – frontline and management; maintain and set standards; financial knowledge – plate cost, cost of sales, product management, P&L, Inventories.

Key Duties

-Menu development; Culinary planning; Culinary production; Recipe development;

-Plate costing; Inventory management, FMS (implementation and training)

-Training – food safety / FMS / Standards

-Staffing support – recruiting, selection of chefs, development

-Computer capabilities – culinary systems knowledge and expertise - FMS

-Representing company in presentations – sales, new programs, retention, etc.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Management Experience - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

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

Location US-VA-FREDERICKSBURG | US-KY-Louisville | US-NC-Raleigh | US-WV-Morgantown

System ID 65992

Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time