Sodexo Inc. Executive Chef 2 in TURLOCK, California

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for the beautiful Covenant Village of Turlock is the setting for gracious senior living in beautiful apartment style homes in California’s Central Valley. The campus servers nearly 400 residents and over 16,000 meals per month.

The Executive Chef 2 will report directly to the General Manager and have oversight of the Culinary program at Brandel Manor . This position will manage 10-15 employees, and focus on menu development, safety & sanitation, audits, and culinary team development.

In all our dining venues, we offer flexible dining times that fit around our residents schedules. Our professional culinary team creates a wide variety of appetizing daily specials in addition to our weekly lunch and dinner menus.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides hands on leadership and direction for around 15 employees in the back of the house operations.

  • Oversees food service production and service for resident dining and catering for this quality driven environment.

  • Oversees all aspects of the inventory, purchasing, cost analysis, cost controls, safety and sanitation.

  • Responsible for scheduling and meeting the labor cost goals for this account.

  • Leads, directs and trains employees to continually improve performance and customer satisfaction;

  • Manages all dining events with enthusiasm while providing hands-on guidance during resident and client functions in order to produce outstanding dining experiences.

  • Manages the Sodexo Food Management System (FMS), and all Sodexo goal check standards.

  • Provides ongoing training and coaching to the dining team, including Sodexo required training.

  • Responsible for growing relationships with key client contacts as well as collaborating with the client and Sodexo management team on achieving annual operational projects and goals.

  • Ensures compliance with Sodexo quality standards.

  • Ensures compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards at all levels.

  • Ensures compliance to Sodexo operating policies and procedures and works to maintain those standards.

  • Drives resident satisfaction through offering superior food quality.

Ideally, qualified candidates will have the following experience:

  • A strong production culinary background, ideally in an upscale food service setting.

  • Menu planning and design experience and an understanding of fine dining, special diets and allergens.

  • Background in catering, including menu planning, food production, and food presentation.

  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers at all levels. This position will have direct resident and client contact.

  • A Focus on food consistency and quality and ability to positively impact resident satisfaction through food presentation and quality.

  • Ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a fast paced environment.

  • Strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.

  • Ability to be flexible with schedule, as this position will require working some weekends and holidays.

  • Experience in resort, retirement community, country clubs or restaurants is ideal.

  • Excellent computer skills as well as exceptional organizational and customer services skills.

  • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits.

  • Experience managing in a union environment is desired.

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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 77529

Category Culinary

Employment Status Full-Time