• Executive Chef 1

    Location US-MA-FAIRHAVEN
    System ID
    82074
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    No
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo currently has an opening for an Executive Chef 1 to lead culinary operations for a high profile corporate services account located in Fairhaven, MA. This position will report directly to a Senior Executive Chef and will provide leadership and development to 6 Sodexo front-line (hourly-paid) non-union culinary employees.This candidate will oversee 1.5M in AMV across 7 locations. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced culinarian and innovator to provide high-end service to our high end cafeterias and catering. Candidates should be passionate, highly motivated, and enjoy client and customer interaction. The ability to offer strategic leadership and vision are a must for this growing operation!

     

    Strong culinary & healthy cooking knowledge is very important. The ability to shift gears & multi task between duties while managing others is paramount to the operation. Understanding of how micro markets function from a commissary location is critical. The executive chef will oversee the cafe operations for breakfast, lunch & catering with a building population of around 1800 people while focusing on 4 independent micro markets. The executive chef will be responsible for creating, developing and execution of all menus. Good computer skills is a must. Consistent HR practices and policies are to be followed & taught on a daily basis.

    • Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, can translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise. Candidate must have the ability to completely translate “authentic” international and farm-to-table cuisine to the customer.
    • Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with culinary staff, key personnel, catering staff and management teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged, passionate and extremely hands-on in daily operations.
    • Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide-ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).
    • Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.

    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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