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Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 2 in SUGAR LAND, Texas

Unit Description

Sodexo has a great opportunity for an Executive Chef 2 at Nalco Champion, in beautiful Sugarland, Texas.

The Executive Chef will lead the culinary team and all culinary production for a chemical company with two retail outlets totaling $1.1 Million. The position is responsible for catering, retail cafeteria and high-end coffee bar.

The successful candidate will have direct impact on all culinary operations including café, coffee shop, catering and assist in menu development, with oversight of hourly cooks for recipe execution, safety and sanitation. The best qualified Executive Chef will have strong, hands-on, scratch kitchen experience and will be accessible to staff while being on the floor during services times, showing strong leadership ability.

This position offers Monday through Friday daytime schedule!

We are looking for someone with great communication and training skills. This is a high-level culinary management role, but will also be hands-on as needed to support operations.

The Ideal Candidate will have the following in your culinary “tool kit ”:

  • Can you “throw down” in the kitchen - Have experience in scratch cooking with ability and knowledge to develop menus within a contract, meeting food costs and dietary requests.

  • A strong artistic culinary flair – can you impress the CEO and lead the culinary department to provide new trending ideas/menus.

  • Knowledge of current culinary trends – can you compete with food trends and top chefs? do you have well developed culinary skills for orga nic, sustainable and healthful daily menus .

  • Possess the ability to inspire a kitchen staff - Be a strong trainer/mentor to the culinary staff – elevating their skills, overseeing daily production to high standards of quality/presentation and on trend menus, and ensuring safety/sanitation

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.

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 84305

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time