Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in WASHINGTON, District Of Columbia

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Unit Description

Sodexo Leisure has an exciting Executive Chef position available at The National Zoo .

This world class facility includes multiple restaurant outlets including a fully sustainable, scratch cooking grill open for Sunday Brunch and after hours events such as the “Head to Tail” dinner . The ideal Executive Chef candidate will have experience managing the culinary operations of full service cafes , high volume concessions and high volume catering in a venue of at least $5M annual F&B revenues.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge & experience creating & costing menus including specialty menus for catered events, HACCP, food ordering & inventory as well as hiring, training & managing staff. The Executive Chef will have face to face contact with clients and customers, must possess extraordinary communication skills and exhibit the ability to lead & develop culinary staff. Knowledge of sustainable cooking practices & local product sourcing is preferred.

If you have a high volume production experience, a creative flair & a passion for guest experience, we want to speak with you!

Step into the culinary spotlight with Sodexo!

This position is eligible for Relocation & Leisure Chef Incentive Bonus plan!

The Smithsonian's National Zoo was founded in 1889. Its mission is to provide leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability. This prestigious location is one of the premier zoos in the country. Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: at

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 58138


Relocation Yes - According to Grade

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time