Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 1 in HOUSTON, Texas

Unit Description

Do you possess strong leadership skills? Do you enjoy managing people, processes and projects? Would you like to have the opportunity to improve the quality of daily life? If so, then we would love to hear from you!

Sodexo is currently seeking a high performing Executive Chef to utilize highly creative and extensive culinary background for a high profile and large volume operation within Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas. This level 1 trauma center with 938 licensed beds and an average daily census of 785. This position will report directly to the General Manager. The position requires food safety certification, HACCP knowledge, ordering food and supplies, food preparation, supervision of culinary team, monitoring of food production, food cost, labor cost, budget, catering skills, client interactions, creativity and innovations. Menu promotions, and flexibility with work schedule for special events. Continuing training on Sodexo policies, menu programs, new food concepts, and training team members.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • High volume culinary experience with a strong back of the house knowledge, prefer in a food contract management setting and high end catering experience

  • Must be organized, hands on, food production experience, knowledgeable with food and labor cost, with a proven record for managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets

  • High emphasis on food presentation, quality, diverse cuisines, menu design & implementation with fresh ideas utilizing market trends

  • Experience with on-line ordering and inventory management

  • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation

  • Ability to inspire and develop a strong culinary team to assure food quality, menu, recipe, techniques, menu developing, food & labor cost

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

  • Focus on customer service excellence

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Professional and good communication skills

  • High level of computer literacy

  • Focus on customer service excellence

  • Fine dining experience is a plus!

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Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a small 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

-Executes the culinary function

-Customer & Client satisfaction

-Manages food & physical safety program.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic Functional Experience – 1 year 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 71310

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time