• Executive Chef 2

    Location US-MO-SAINT LOUIS
    System ID
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Do you have a real passion for food and strong leadership skills?


    Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for our Corporate Services segment in St Louis, MO.


    Looking for a dynamic, hands-on candidate to increase the appeal of our culinary program. This candidate will be cooking with the team on a daily basis. Must have financial savvy to understand inventory, purchasing, cost controls, and menus. 


    We are seeking candidates with excellent client and customer-facing service skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to lead other employees in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates should be detail-oriented and committed to the highest level of customer service. This Executive Chef will oversee about 15 other Sodexo production employees and must have catering experience.


    Why apply to this position?


    • Relocation assistance is available!
    • This position offers a predominantly Monday through Friday daytime schedule
    • There is a great opportunity to make an impact and build a great team
    • Sodexo provides unparalleled opportunities for career advancement
    • You’ll report to an experienced and knowledgeable manager

    Is this opportunity right for you?  If your answer to the following questions is "yes" then please consider applying:  


    • Management and Influence:  Can you demonstrate your ability to successfully lead and inspire kitchen employees? Can you influence others to successfully complete their given tasks with high quality outcomes and within budget and time-frame? 
    • Innovation:  Can you show us great examples of your ability to add creativity to Sodexo’s café and dining menus?
    • Training:  Can you develop and train culinary teams in new concepts?
    • Cost Controls:  Can you successfully utilize Sodexo costing tools and computer software programs to manage and positively affect the food, labor and inventory costs for the unit including an understanding of product costs and maintaining GP targets?  Do you have strong computer skills, ideally in Word and Excel?
    • Flexibility:  Can you demonstrate your ability to flex and adapt to different types of communication styles and interact successfully with Sodexo staff and client customers? 


    We are seeking Executive Chef candidates with the following in their culinary “toolkits”:


    • A strong artistic culinary flair – can you impress our customers with your culinary skills?
    • Knowledge of current culinary trends – can you compete with big city food trends and top chefs?
    • The ability to conduct research – Can you consistently provide sustainable and creative menu options based on national and global food trends? 
    • Ability to shine in the front of house as well as in the kitchen?
    • strong work ethic – Do you always strive for the best and never cut corners?

    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 
    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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