Executive Chef 2

Location US-NJ-WHITING
System ID
829851
Category
Culinary
Relocation Type
No
Employment Status
Full-Time

Unit Description

As chefs, we have the power to influence lives through the power of food.

 

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for a senior living community near Toms River, NJ.  Our dining venues include resident, retail and catering. Your back of the house kitchen expertise and exceptional communication skills will make you the perfect match for this position.  Reporting to the GM; you assist the culinary team managing daily food production for all food outlets including resident dining and catered events. The successful candidate will maintain a positive presence throughout the campus, train and develop employees, maintain Sodexo procurement standards, and work within budgetary constraints.  Typical shift will be 10:30am - 7:00pm, with every other weekend coverage.

 
The successful candidate will:

  • implement a full restaurant menu, changing seasonally with daily and weekly specials along with special events;
  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures: Catering, menus, 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;
  • be 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;
  • improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs;
  • implement innovative and fresh ideas in catering and resident dining.

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 and work with local ingredients;
  • prior experience in an upscale restaurant or country club environment;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • strong management skills and previous executive chef experience;
  • catering and fine dining experience;
  • menu planning experience;
  • 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;
  • 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.

Learn more about Sodexo’s Benefits 

 

Employees who work in Healthcare and Seniors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal.

 

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. Continue your search for Culinary jobs.

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 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 or equivalent experience
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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