Sodexo Operations LLC Senior Culinary Development Manager in CHICAGO, Illinois

Unit Description

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking a Senior Culinary Development Manager for 13 Covenant Retirement Community sites throughout the United States.

This position will require 70% travel

The Senior Culinary Development Manager will be responsible for supporting the RVP area for Production Operation a variety of settings. To be successful in this role, travel will be required as needed.

In this position, you will be the resident expert on culinary innovation, freshness and local, sustainable food sources. This person will be the regional culinary support to elevate the culinary experience at all client sites. The primary focus will be to drive culinary quality and innovation in all aspects of the food operations within the portfolio with a focus on engaging clients, managers and employees. Daily responsibilities include:

  • Continual training of a diverse culinary team and creating a culture of quality food that is well presented and alive with flavor

  • Implementation and training of culinary programs/ retail excellence programs to the onsite team.

  • Pro-actively manage the menu/recipe development and planning operations with a focus on health and wellness options.

  • Assists in high end catering events.

  • Providing strategic analysis and solutions to manage product cost and food productions systems.

  • Working closely with Marketing, will implement effective marketing strategies to drive sales of the food contract operations.

  • Strong emphasis on menu development skills

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • manage the daily food production including production planning and controls;

  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality;

  • manage food costing, controls and compliance;

  • develop menus and manage inventory;

  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food;

  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train front-line employees;

  • have a passion for food and innovation;

  • have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and

  • knowledge of Sodexo Culinary Systems.

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Position Summary

Ensures Culinary program compliance and development re: consistency, innovation, budgetary compliance, and skill development of culinary team within framework for the culinary aspects of a system of related accounts.

Key Duties

-Provide technical and/or management support and expertise within the defined scope of Culinary program

-Provides training based on assessment of Culinary program development needs

  • Utilizes company and approved industry techniques and processes determine program changes and recommendations for innovation and upgrades.

  • Ensures compliance with company standards rea: HACCP and

-Safety compliance

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in operations

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

System ID 72384

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time