Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in Las Vegas, New Mexico

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Unit Description

Are you a culinary artist who uses food as your medium? Sodexo Chefs are some of the most skilled and respected in the industry. Every day our 3,000 chefs and culinary professionals dish up millions of delicious, nutritious meals.

Currently, Sodexo has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Executive Chef for a new University account for New Mexico Highland University in Las Vegas, New Mexico - 60 miles east of Santa Fe, NM area . With a growing population base, the school is poised for expansion in the next several years. This Executive Chef role requires hands on management and strong team building skills as the successful candidate will interact with students, staff, faculty, client, other Sodexo managers and hourly employees.

We are seeking innovative Executive Chef candidates with the following in their culinary “toolkits” :

  1. A strong artistic culinary flair – can you impress the President of a university?

  2. Be a food-focused, with attention to taste, presentation, plating – flex culinary muscles!

  3. The ability to inspire a kitchen staff – in this hands on role -can you help others become trend-setting, innovators?

  4. Previous experience in H igh volume dining in large corporate, campus or healthcare environments, experience in banquet catering . Want to make the jump into University Dining?

  5. Experience with food and labor management systems, on line ordering and inventory controls.

  6. Commitment to providing stellar customer service – even at “peak rush” times, attention to detail, ability to delegate.

  7. Flexibility and ability to deal with last minute changes in daily operations and catering, roll with the changes – find solutions.

The ideal candidate will have previous Sodexo culinary background in a university setting or large volume sectors of Healthcare, Sports and Leisure, or large corporate settings; will be responsible for managing 30 employees and have the ability to train cooks and other kitchen personnel on the latest culinary trends and HACCP regulations; have complete financial responsibility for the kitchen – including use of online Food Management Systems of menu/recipe planning, ordering and inventory.

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There is Relocation Assistance provided for this position. This is a great opportunity for a food focused Executive Chef to join the Sodexo University Team! Do you have experience? APPLY TODAY!

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 57868

Location US - NM - Las Vegas

Relocation No

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time