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Executive Chef 3

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Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
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Unit Description

Do you enjoy a high energy, fast paced environment?


Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Executive Chef/Culinary Nutrtion Center Director to lead an exceptional team in creating delicious, sustainable meals for the Springfield School district at our Culinary Nutrition Center located in Springfield, MA.  ****Relocation assistance available****


The Culinary Journey at CNC is a story of leadership, vision, innovation, collaboration, and the rediscovery of nourishing local fare. Together, the Springfield School District and Sodexo have embraced a sustainable approach to centralized commissary production that has revolutionized school lunch for 30,000 students a day.


The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the culinary team in a busy commissary organization, including student dining experiences, menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance. Experience in high food production/manufacturing experience highly desired.


At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve.   Together with Springfield Public Schools we collaboratively created and manage the Home Grown Springfield brand highlighting local food service excellence focused on supporting daily student success. 


 Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • lead and direct the creative culinary team in a high-volume commissary organization
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance
  • develop student dining menus and culinary offerings
  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees
  • have a passion for food and innovation
  • experience with online Food Management systems
  • manage USDA commodity products
  • strong computer systems skills
  • manage a team of supervisory employees


The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
  • proven success in high volume/high quality production such as catering or central kitchen
  • a passion for sustainable sourcing
  • a collaborative approach to managing
  • knowledge of special diets and allergens
  • excellent leadership and communication skills
  • a sense of urgency
  • experience managing effective production schedules and production process flows
  • SERV Safe certification, culinary degree preferred
  • Experience managing union employees, preferred but not required
  • Lean Six Sigma training preferred

Learn more about Springfield Public School District 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, Health Care, 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.

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a large 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 - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 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.


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