Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 1 in NASHVILLE, Tennessee

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 1 for Lipscomb University located in scenic Nashville, Tennessee. Lipscomb University is a private Christian liberal arts university in Nashville, affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The campus is in the Green Hills neighborhood of Nashville between Belmont Boulevard to the west and Granny White Pike on the east. Lipscomb University was founded in 1891 by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding.


This position's in-house title is Catering Chef. The position has the responsibility for all levels of catering service from simple continental breakfast to the finest in upscale meals both plated and buffet. The position will have direct client contact and direct contact with the Lipscomb University Leadership including the University President and First Lady. The the successful candidate will be expected to be able to create menus and perform catering duties and food preparation at locations other than the university proper ... which may consist of offsite locations such as the Presidents and Board Members residence as well as Corporate locations in and around the Nashville area. The Catering Chef will work in tandem with the Executive Chef 2 when required in the Student dining room and main kitchen. The Catering Chef will be supported by a culinary worker specifically assigned to assist the Catering Chef and the position will also be supported by the culinary staff that provide daily food service to the Student Dining Room. The candidate will be required to interview on site and take part in a mystery box competition. The candidate will interview with the Executive Chef, Operations Manager, General Manager. The successful candidate will be required to take part in final interviews with the Client and the First Lady of the campus

Is this opportunity right for you?

Are you an experienced chef ready to take your career to the next level? At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

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 frontline 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 ideal candidate has:

a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;

excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;

previous experience working in a high-volume facility; and

strong management 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.

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!

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 78602

Category Culinary

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time