Executive Chef 2

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Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an Ex Chef 2 for Naples Community Hospital.  Naples Community is a well established 300 bed account utilizing Sodexo's Expressly for you Patient Meal delivery System (EFY).


Seeking a well-organized leader with exceptional customer, client and staff engagement skills.  Must have solid food service operating skills and drive new Wellness initiatives, control cost and patient satisfaction.


Position will have responsibility for all aspects of food service including EFY, Retail and Catering.  


Job Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Directly manages retail, patient service and catering cooks. Maintains all culinary staff schedules. Covers schedules on an as needed basis.
  • Responsible for yearly evaluation and goals for cooks.
  • Implementation and standardization of all culinary systems and procedures for unit through the direction of system wide initiatives.
  • Manages all aspects of the retail, patient and catering menu.
  • Conducts walk through of all areas.
  • Maintains the Food Management System.
  • Responsible for Food and Physical Safety and all HACCP record keeping.
  • Responsible for maintaining Gold Check standards.
  • Conduct chef demos and educations seminars in unit.
  • Responsible for all catering functions. Improve and standardize catering and banquet services. Create menus based on client needs. Prepares catering events when needed. Works offsite events as needed. Special attention to all VIP events.
  • Create interpersonal relationships with clients in unit.


The skillsets below are also necessary in this high profile role:

  • Energetic, polished culinary professional with high end catering and dining experience and a passion for culinary arts.  
  • A strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and engaging a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset.
  • Menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customersand staff.
  • Ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment.
  • Strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.
  • Ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team.
  • 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. 
  • C.E.C. preferred.

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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