Executive Chef 2

Location US-IA-INDIANOLA
System ID
733070
Category
Culinary
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status
Full-Time

Unit Description

Are you an experienced Executive Chef that has a passion for creativity and is looking for

an exciting and challenging new position?

 

**RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE**

 

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef for our account at Simpson College in Indianola,  IA. The picturesque main campus sits on 85 tree-shaded acres in Indianola, 12 miles south of the state capital of Des Moines and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country according to US News & World Report.

 

As Executive Chef, you will oversee all culinary operations including resident dining, catering and concessions. Responsibilities for this hands-on role will include menu planning, inventory/ordering, purchasing, food & labor costing, catering, scheduling, training and safety/sanitation. The ideal candidate will have a passion for spending time with students and teaching culinary skills in the kitchen.  Responsible for all food ordering, inventory, and scheduling of kitchen staff. Will be lead on all catering functions.

 

The successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations;
  • ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or
  • have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems.

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

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards;
  • strong coaching and employee development skills; and/or
  • have a passion for food and innovation.

Learn more about Simpson College at https://simpson.edu/

 

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits 

 

Not the job for you?

At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management and Retail Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Energy and Resources, Government and Agencies, Health Care, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.

 

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities. 

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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