• Executive Chef 1

    Location US-NM-Silver City
    System ID
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 1 for Western New Mexico University in Silver City, New Mexico - 2 hours from Las Cruces NM and 3 hours from Tucson AZ ** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE available for this opportunity!  ** Our successful candidate will have a demonstrated history of culinary creativity, financial acumen and excellent customer engagement skills.  Have you increased customer satisfaction survey results while providing the WOW factor for your customers?  WNMU Campus consists of Resident Dining for 250 students on meal plans, enjoying our expanding Retail Dining and our growing Catering departments. Great long-term account with tremendous clients.  Catering and resident dining experience a must.  WMNU is located in the beautiful mountains  of Southwest New Mexico with great areas for hiking and fishing just north in the Gila National Forest.   


    Is this opportunity right for you?

    Are you an experienced sous chef ready to take your career to the next level? 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.


    We are looking for candidates who will:

    • Manage the daily food production including production planning and controls
    • Ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
    • Manage food costing, controls and compliance
    • Develop menus and manage inventory
    • Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
    • Have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees
    • Have a passion for food and innovation
    • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens
    • Knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (FMS) is preferred

    The ideal candidate has:

    • A strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies
    • Previous experience working in a high-volume facility
    • Strong management skills

    Careers in Universities:

    Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.


    Working for Sodexo:

    How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters 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 to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful 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. 


    Apply Now!

    Are you ready to start your Sodexo career? Apply now!


    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.



    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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