Executive Chef 1

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We believe in quality ingredients – and not just for our food. Our most valuable ingredient – the heart of our business – is you.


Sodexo is seeking an innovative Executive Chef 1 to join our food services team at Florida Lake City Hospital in Lake City, FL.  Lake City Medical Center is a part of North Florida Regional Healthcare. A 103-bed comprehensive care facility offering medical and surgical programs including 24-hour emergency care, heart care, orthopedics, cancer care, imaging and rehabilitation services. LCMC is the area's ONLY Accredited Chest Pain Hospital and the only facility to offer interventional cardiology. 

Lake City is a beautiful city nestled between Jacksonville and Gainesville, Florida.

The Executive Chef will support 29 frontline associates and be responsible for back of the house operations in retail, catering and patient services. 


The ideal candidate will have strong management experience and be able to support the General Manager with project and program implementation.


The typical schedule for this position would be Monday-Friday 9:00am-6:00pm

(may vary based on business needs)


The successful candidate will:

  • Implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for hospital:  Menus, LTO’s, STG, Mindful, garnishing, panning charts, production, puree standardization, 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.
  • 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.
  • Continue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations.
  • Implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail and patient services.
  • Create interpersonal relationships with clients in hospital. 

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 standards and implements company policies.
  • strong management skills and previous experience working in a high-volume facility.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • proven to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers.
  • the ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high standards driven environment;
  • a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.
  • the ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team.
  • creative and effective problem-solving and project management skills.
  • 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/or

Learn more about Lake City Medical Center at https://lakecitymedical.com/
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Sodexo’s Benefits 


Employees in Healthcare and Seniors are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Sodexo no later than February 28, 2022, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal. 

  • After February 28, you must be fully vaccinated before you can start work. Fully vaccinated by February 28 means:
  • Obtain the first dose of a two-dose vaccine no later than January 27, 2022; and the second dose no later than February 28, 2022; or
  • Obtain one dose of a single-dose vaccine no later than January 27, 2022

Not the job for you?
At Sodexo, we offer Culinary positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States.
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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 small 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
-Executes the culinary function
-Customer & Client satisfaction
-Manages food & physical safety program.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience – 1 year 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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