Area Executive Chef

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Sodexo is committed to providing working conditions and client services that are safe and healthy and will follow all applicable COVID-19 prevention measures, including state/local or client-mandated mask, testing and/or vaccine requirements.


Let your passion for food and ingredients be the driver of your success at Sodexo. Through your leadership, your team will make a real impact every day.



Sodexo is seeking a Area Executive Chef to support our national Covenant Living portfolio. From coast to coast, Covenant Living Communities and Services offer delightful amenities, engaging activities and wellness opportunities. This is an exciting growth opportunity for an experienced Executive Chef looking to showcase their flair for food. This Area Executive Chef will be responsible for improving food quality, and culinary programs across two districts totaling14 communities.


This is a 100% travel position. We are seeking someone who resides in Illinois, Mountain Standard Time zones OR with good access to an airport.


We are looking for candidates who will:

  • train and mentor in-unit Executive Chefs and Culinary staff to higher standards;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards (including recipe compliance and food quality);
  • manage food costing, controls, and compliance;
  • enhance the existing Senior Living Culinary programs across the regions and,
  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background and Culinary Degree;
  • creative ability as it relates to menu development;
  • an understanding of current trends in the food industry;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • previous experience working in a high volume environments;
  • strong management and organization skills;
  • a focus on food safety/sanitation and physical safety (ServSafe certification is required);
  • excellent time management skills to travel and train employees in satellite locations.


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At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo’s Benefits


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Position Summary

This position provides culinary support to unit (s) in terms of cross unit culinary expertise, sales presentation support, bench strength to District/Area.  Position supports a large area, as well as large culinary needs – i.e. large catering functions; This job also supports training - training and development of frontline and new culinary exempt hires, menu development, culinary development of the programs/platforms. Financial plate costing; food management systems – FMS training and management; compliance product and vendor compliance.
Travel capabilities, setting up systems, assist in recruitment – frontline and management; maintain and set standards; financial knowledge – plate cost, cost of sales, product management, P&L, Inventories.
Key Duties
-Menu development; Culinary planning; Culinary production; Recipe development;
-Plate costing; Inventory management, FMS (implementation and training)
-Training – food safety / FMS / Standards
-Staffing support – recruiting, selection of chefs, development
-Computer capabilities – culinary systems knowledge and expertise - FMS
-Representing company in presentations – sales, new programs, retention, etc.



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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