Sodexo USA Indianapolis, Indiana
Mar 25, 2020Full time
Unit Description Let your passion for people be the driver of your success at Sodexo. Through your leadership, your team will make a real impact every day! Sodexo Campus Services is seeking a Executive Chef 2 for a University account in Indiana, near Indianapolis. The Chef will provide operational support to an account in the Southern Indiana geographic area. The best qualified Executive Chef will be responsible for resident dining, catering and retail operations. The selected candidate will be responsible for implementing and processes. Working with students on special diets; engaging employees and developing talent are mission critical in this role. Our successful leader will provide culinary direction within a medium sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. This position will work directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution. 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 front-line employees Have a passion for food and innovation Have knowledge of special diets and allergens Knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System DRIVE is preferred The ideal candidate has: Two Years Executive Chef Experience 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 Strong management skills Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following skills? Previous success managing high-volume food production (Large Campus Resident Dining account or large Business Dining program) Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the student/customer experience Proven Culinary knowledge: purchasing, inventory, production schedules and Food & Beverage Cost controls Enjoy interacting with clients, students, faculty; being the face of the Sodexo Culinary Team on campus and in the dining hall Demonstrate culinary finesse at head Action Station, sharing passion for food, cooking, sustainability with the students Successful experience partnering with a client in championing sustainable initiatives and involvement and commitment to the campus and surrounding community 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. 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.