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Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 2 in Davenport, Iowa

Unit Description

Sodexo is changing the way society sees Senior Living, one resident at a time. We are currently looking to build our team in Davenport, IA . We are seeking, highly motivated, and innovative Executive Chefs. The individuals who will expand on our mission to “Improve the quality of life for all that we serve” will have experience in environments of 3 million managed volume or more, and experience managing large teams with multiple priorities.

We are seeking an Executive Chef 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 to interview, on board, develop and train front-line employees;

  • have a passion for food and innovation;

  • have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and

  • knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (FMS) is preferred

The best-qualified candidate will have the following background and skills:

  • Culinary Degree and Servsafe Certificate

  • Previous healthcare,Senior Dining and contract food service management experience

  • Must have experience of $2 million in management oversight

  • Experience in inventory management & on-line ordering for $2M in volume

  • Experience creating and developing menus and pricing for resident dining, food production and catering

  • Dynamic leadership skills for outcomes that exceed client and resident expectations

  • Ability to manage multiple and at times, competing priorities

  • Computer skills; food and labor management systems, Menu Graphics

If this sounds like an opportunity that interests you, we invite you to apply ! Sodexo is social; we invite you to interact with us on the following social media platforms, or our Career Center blog! LinkedIn: Career Center Blog:

"executive chef" OR "chef de cuisine" OR "master chef" OR "grand chef" AND "davenport" AND "iowa"

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 85661

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time