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Executive Chef 2

Denver, CO 80238
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**Unit Description**

Inspire students through food and teach them whats possible managing through sustainable resources. Sodexo has an opportunity for a **Travelling Resource Executive Chef** based in the Denver metro to support 68 accounts in the Four Corners Region with 100% travel to beautiful mountain and desert states. Targeted salary range is $70,000 - $75,000 with extensive benefits and the opportunity to Enjoy some Major Holidays OFF **!** Our successful candidate will bring innovation and implement current campus dining trends to elevate our student's dining, concessions and catering experiences.

This Resource Position is a 2 year assignment where Sodexo offers extensive training to cultivate our next permanent hire.During the two years, the successful hire is encouraged to apply for permanent roles with the team.

Our successful candidate will provide leadership to the culinary team, delegate a work flow to set standards and follow up to assure Sodexo standards are met and exceeded. Key factors to success are providing an excellent student experience and innovative and creative dining and catering and concessions dining options.Excellent computer skills are critical to success in the role.

Can you bring the WOW factor to our resident dining programs serving thousands of healthy meals per day and managing extensive, high-profile catering?The passion to train others to serve great food while managing food and labor costs within budget is a must. Food safety, sanitation and are key priorities. Successful candidates are highly organized and able to delegate multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Sodexo offers extensive benefits way beyond medical, dental and life insurances, we haveCircles Concierge (https://circles.com/en/circles-sodexo/) services to help you through everyday life demands, a Matching 401K, Tuition Reimbursement andEmployee Business Resource Groups (https://us.sodexo.com/corporate-responsibility/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/employee-communities.html) to provide a safe space and supportive environment where employees can bring their whole selves to work and develop professionally. Learn more aboutSodexos Benefits (https://bit.ly/2EVNezw) , Our successful hires will foster an environment where our team members feel they belong, and are seen, valued and heard.

Within the first month after hire, all newly hired managers will be scheduled to travel to participate in a two-week training at a nearby Sodexo Center for Excellence. Through this comprehensive onboarding model managers will be equipped to execute their positions at the highest level, train and lead their teams to do the same, and build a culture of excellence in their respective units.

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred qualifications and experience:

+ 2+ years of experience in a culinary leadership role required (multi-unit, campus setting preferred)

+ Excellent Computer Skills, experience placing weekly orders and managing the DRIVE Software

+ Strong financial acumen with cost controls of food and labor

+ Ability and willingness to develop and train hourly employees

+ High expectations for customer service and quality of food

+ Strong food safety and sanitation and HACCP standards

+ Passion for food and innovation

+ Ability to think out of the box

+ Strong leadership abilities

+ High volume experience

+ Strong computer skills

**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

+ Have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees

+ Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food

+ Manage food costing, controls and compliance

+ Develop menus and manage inventory

+ Have a passion for food and innovation

+ Have knowledge of special diets and allergens

+ Knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System DRIVE is preferred for Sodexo experienced candidates

**Are you an innovative experienced culinarian** with the following skills?

+ Previous success managing multiple accounts 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

**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, youll enjoy an improved quality of life thats 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.

**Location** _US-CO-DENVER_

**System ID** _870242_

**Category** _Culinary_

**Relocation Type** _No_

**Employment Status** _Full-Time_

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Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-12-23
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