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Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 2 in BURLINGTON, Vermont

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 2 at University of Vermont, located in Burlington, Vermont. * RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE! *

University of Vermont is seeking a Dynamic Leader who can orchestrate the delivery of day to day operations of the busiest dining hall on campus. This dining hall is going in to its third year of operation and serves on average roughly 6,000 meals per day. UVM dining takes pride in offering local and sustainable products to our students and guests. We have partnered with many local purveyors, farmers and producers. UVM dining is part of the Real Food challenge and is proud to have already beat our goal of offering 20% by 2020 and are currently sitting at 25% Real food offered.

The successful Executive Chef will have experience with, and proven results in, the following areas:

Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise. Candidate must have the ability to completely translate “authentic” international cuisine to the customer.

Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Catering Staff and Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations.

Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide-ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).

Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong culinary management experience in high volume and fast pace environment;

  • Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;

  • Focus on customer service excellence;

  • Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees;

  • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation;

  • Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets;

  • Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs;

  • Strong understanding of financials as well as strong analytical skills.

Careers in Universities:

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States..

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a medium sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution.

Key Duties

  • Implements & coordinates the culinary function.

  • Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.

  • Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.

  • Manages catering & retail areas.

  • Customer & Client satisfaction.

  • Financial management to include food cost & labor management.

  • Manages food & physical safety programs.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

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 85320

Category Culinary

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time

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