• Executive Chef 1

    Location US-IL-GLENCOE
    System ID
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Leisure has an exciting opportunity for an Executive Chef 1 at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, IL. This Executive Chef 1 will support and report to our Executive Chef 3. If you share the Chicago Botanic Garden’s mission to promote the enjoyment, understanding, and conservation of plants and the natural world and Sodexo’s mission of providing an exceptional customer experience, then this is the right position for you. 


    Key Responsibilities:

    • supporting all high-end catering operations to include weddings, Board of Director events, Executive Team events, VIP Corporate and other social events;
    • managing daily culinary production for an esteemed, busy quick service Retail Café along with multiple, diverse venues & catering; and/or
    • hands on within the operations while training, developing of hourly employee, and scheduling

    ** $2,500 Sign On Bonus ** 

    This is a 7 day a week venue therefore this role may require weekends & evenings availability.


    You are/have:

    • high-end, sophisticated, high-volume catering and retail experience with an emphasis on sustainable practices and local sourcing of food;
    • a solid background with training and developing a culinary staff, focusing on food safety;
    • proven ability to support a culinary operation of a Multi-Million venue similar to a museum, zoo or other cultural destination setting;
    • assisting with the development of menus and overseeing operational standards for retail and catering operations;
    • experience with locally sourced, organic and sustainable practices is a plus;
    • ensuring compliance to food safety, HACCP, sanitation and workplace safety standards; and/or
    • excellent communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities are key to success in this role



    Why Choose Sodexo? Explore our Salaried Benefits HERE


    Learn more on creating world-class sports, leisure and travel experiences: Sodexo Sports & Leisure

    Experiences make life worth living. The jaw-dropping finish to that game. The gig encore that raised the roof. The trip that’s permanently captured in your memory. Sodexo’s food retail, hospitality and event management services have helped create unforgettable sports, leisure and travel moments for over 50 years.


    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo champions a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful and we remain committed to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


    We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day.

    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
    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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