Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 2 in HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania

Unit Description

Sodexo currently has an opening for an Executive Chef 2 in our Corporate Services segment to manage the Catering programs at a showcase location in Harrisburg, PA. This position will report directly to a General Manager and will provide leadership and development to 5 frontline (hourly-paid), Sodexo non-union culinary employees. There will be a site population at the site of about 660 employees. The Chef will have a passion for food, be highly creative and have a passion for sanitation and an understanding of finance. The selected candidate will office at the location and support the GM with the catering and cafe.The team at this location is a high-performing team that works together to bring success to our long-term business partners. Candidates should be passionate, highly-motivated, and enjoy client and customer interaction. The ability to offer strategic leadership and vision are a must for this growing operation!

We are seeking candidates with prior experience in catering, strong understanding of finance and understanding food costs, as well as high end restaurant experience.

  • Culinary Creativity : Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, can 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 and farm-to-table 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, passionate and extremely hands-on in daily 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.

This Executive Chef will work primarily a Monday through Friday, 6AM-4PM shift with some weekends and no holidays

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

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 77810

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time