Pastry Executive Chef

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Unit Description

Executive Pastry Chef for Florida State University


Sodexo Universities is seeking a skilled and career-oriented Pastry Executive Chef on the prestigious campus of Florida State University located in sunny Tallahassee, FL! Pastry Executive Chef will support 1851-An Urban Eatery, as well as providing supplemental support for other campus culinary operations as needed. 1851 will include: Knead Street, Mole, Taste of Florida, Sauce and Savor and C-Store Market. This Executive Chef will be skilled in the making of pastries, desserts, breads and other baked goods.


We are seeking Executive Chef Candidates with the following in their culinary “toolkits”:

  1. A strong artistic culinary flair – can you impress all customers at the university?
  2. Knowledge of current culinary trends – do you follow food trends and top chefs?
  3. Very high-end taste and a sophisticated palette – can you translate that into your food?
  4. The ability to inspire and lead a kitchen staff – can you help others become trend-setting, innovators?

The best qualified candidates will have the following:


  • Culinary management experience within a large volume, quality-focused setting
  • High expectations for customer service and quality of food
  • Understanding of financials as they apply to cost controls of food and labor
  • Ability and willingness to develop and train front-line employees
  • Passion for food and innovation
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • HACCP and production records
  • Ordering and inventory responsibilities
  • Maintain on site wellness and sustainability initiatives
  • Interacts with customers and clients
  • Ability to work flex shifts

If you possess these culinary qualities and can impress in the kitchen then come join Sodexo Education, the leading campus dining provider, serving more than 600 higher education campuses throughout the country!



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 
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.


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