Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 3 in JACKSON, Mississippi

Unit Description

SodexoMAGIC at Jackson State University is looking for a talented Executive Chef 3 that is ready and willing to take a beautiful dining hall to another level that serves over 2800+ students and many faculty and staff members. This Chef will be responsible for resident dining as well as some catering operations. We are seeking someone with high volume production skills as well as high end catering experience. The managed volume ($8M) for this SodexoMAGIC is apart of the Magic Johnson Enterprises which gives and allows us to execute the program to another level of excellence. If you are ready, confident, food knowledgeable, creative, with a positive attitude, then one of the top HBCU's is the right place for you. Jackson State is located in the heart of downtown Jackson, MS, we are only a couple of hours from Memphis, TN, New Orleans, LA, and Birmingham, AL.

Jackson State University has a distinguished history, rich in the tradition of educating young men and women for leadership, having undergone seven name changes as it grew and developed.

Founded as Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home mission Society, the school was established as Natchez, Mississippi “for the moral, religious and intellectual improvement of Christian leaders of the colored people of Mississippi and the neighboring states.” In November 1882, the school was moved to Jackson; in March 1899, the curriculum was expanded and the name was changed to Jackson College.

The state assumed support of the college in 1940, assigning to it the mission of training teachers. Subsequently, between 1953 and 1956, the curriculum was expanded to include a graduate program and bachelor’s programs in the arts and sciences; the name was then changed to Jackson State College in 1956.

Further expansion of the curriculum and a notable building program preceded the elevation of Jackson State College to university status on March 15, 1974. In 1979, Jackson State was officially designated the Urban University of the State of Mississippi. Presently, Jackson State University, a public, coeducational institution, is supported by legislative appropriations supplemented by student fees and federal and private grants.

Vision

Building on its historic mission of empowering diverse students to become leaders, Jackson State University will become recognized as a challenging, yet nurturing, state-of-the-art technologically-infused intellectual community. Students and faculty will engage in creative research, participate in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional/ organizational collaborative learning teams and serve the global community.

Mission

The University produces technologically-advanced, diverse, ethical, global leaders who think critically, address societal problems and compete effectively.

Position Summary

Designs, supervises, coordinates and participates in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel in the largest accounts or in an account requiring a highly skilled Executive Chef. 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 - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 4 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 63415

Location US-MS-JACKSON

Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time