Sodexo Woodstock, Illinois
Sep 24, 2020Full time
Work in an environment that appreciates your sense of ownership, mentorship and teamwork! Sodexo is seeking a Chef Manager for Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital located in Woodstock, IL . The Chef Manager will oversee the day to day operations of the Food & Nutrition Department and will manage a team of 15 employees directly. Serving the community for more than 100 years, Northwestern Medicine Woodstock Hospital, an extension of Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital, in Woodstock, Illinois, is a regional destination for inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services and inpatient physical rehabilitation. The hospital also features an emergency department and a wide range of outpatient services including laboratory and medical imaging. The successful candidate will: implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for hospital: Catering, Retail menus, LTO's, STG, Mindful, garnishing, panning charts, production, puree standardization, FMS sheets, inventory control, HACCP, cleaning schedules, staffing plans, presentation and quality of food, kitchen cleanliness, safety, etc. Sodexo standards will be the benchmark; FMS: monitoring, Audits, implementation and standardization for new menus; be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates; Gold Check audits: conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings. Responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books; Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits; continue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations; improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs; implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services; and/or create interpersonal relationships with clients in hospital. Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have: 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; strong management skills and previous experience working in a high-volume facility; high end catering and dining experience and a passion for culinary arts; a strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment; experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset; menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends; proven to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers; the ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment; a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts; the ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team; creative and effective problem-solving and project management skills; proficient 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; and/or E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) a plus. Learn more about Northwestern Medicine at Learn more about Sodexo's Benefits Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer Culinary positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Culinary jobs . Working for Sodexo: 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. Responsible for the day to day execution of the menus & culinary deliverables. May be responsible for smaller units within a multi-location. Key Duties - Executes the culinary function. - Customer & Client satisfaction. - Handles administrative functions. Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma or GED or equivalent Basic Management Experience - 1 year Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.