Sodexo Palmdale, California
Sep 20, 2020Full time
Join a great team where people and patients are at the heart of everything we do! Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for Palmdale Regional Medical Center which serves the Palmdale community. Palmdale Regional Medical Center is a general medical and surgical hospital in Palmdale, CA, with 184 beds. Candidate must be flexible and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment providing Food & Nutrition services to Patients, Retail and Catering events. 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 Operations; improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs and patient services implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services; and/or create interpersonal relationships with clients in hospital. 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; a strong production culinary background, ideally in a healthcare setting/up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment; experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset; menu planning and execution 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 C.E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) a plus.Learn more about Palmdale Regional Medical Center at 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. Job 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.