• Executive Chef 2

    Location US-KY-FRANKFORT
    System ID
    82837
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative Executive Chef 2 for a NEW SALE in the historic capital city of Frankfort, KY!  

     

    ** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE WITH THIS POSITION! **

     

    Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for a NEW SALE at Kentucky State University located in Frankfort, KY! The successful Executive Chef will have prior experience managing a high volume college or university culinary operations encompassing resident dining programs, catering, and retail food service.  This Executive Chef will create elegant and sophisticated culinary experiences that exceed culinary and service expectations while enhancing client program objectives.  This position is responsible for the organization and execution oversight of all culinary operations on campus.

     

    The successful Executive Chef will have experience with, and proven results in, the following areas:

     

    Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to 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 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 and extremely hands-on in day to day 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.

     

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • College/University/Contract Services culinary management experience;
    • Strong culinary background with experience in catering and banquets;
    • Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;
    • Focus on customer service excellence;
    • Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees;
    • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation;
    • Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets;
    • Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs;
    • Strong understanding of financials as well as strong analytical skills.

    Responsibilities for this culinary leader's role will include VIP catering menu planning, client interaction, food forward presentation skills, food prep, inventory management, purchasing, food & labor costing, scheduling, safety/sanitation & employee training. This position will also have direct customer and client interaction.

     

    If you want to be part of a forward-thinking, passionate, and dedicated team who strive each day for excellence, then consider joining the Sodexo team!

     

     

    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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