Executive Chef 2

Location US-MD-GAITHERSBURG
System ID
732938
Category
Culinary
Relocation Type
No
Employment Status
Full-Time

Unit Description

As a Chef you want to enhance the lives of others.

 

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for Asbury Methodist Village, a 1400 resident upscale continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Gaithersburg, Maryland - among the nations 15th largest CCRCs in the country.  This Executive Chef will manage the culinary food service operations for Hefner Dining Room, serving approximately 300 independent living residents, lunch and dinner daily.  The Chef will report to the Food Operations Manager and will direct the activities of 35 kitchen staff.

 

The successful candidate will:

 

  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for residents: Catering, production, FMS sheets, inventory control, HACCP, cleaning schedules, staffing plans, presentation and quality of food, kitchen cleanliness, safety, etc. Sodexo standards will be the benchmark;
  • FMS: monitoring, Audits, implementation and standardization for new menus;
  • be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates;
  • Gold Check audits: conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings. Responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books;
  • Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
  • improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs;
  • spend time in the dining room creating interpersonal relationships with client and residents.

 

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

 

  • a strong culinary background and front of house presence
  • prior culinary management experience in an upscale CCRC, country club or contract dining setting;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset;
  • menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends;
  • a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts;
  • the 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; and
  • Culinary degree is a plus. 

 

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits 

 

Asbury Methodist Village

 

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 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.

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