• Executive Chef 4

    Location US-CA-PALO ALTO
    System ID
    83691
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Chefs, are you ready for the next step in your stellar career? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced high-level Executive Chef at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA to over see the multi-facted culinary department. 

     

    At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve. 

     

    Stanford Health Care, recognized as one of the nation’s best health systems, is transforming its Food Services through its partnership with Sodexo. The Food Transformation Journey at Stanford Health Care is a story of leadership, vision, innovation, collaboration, and the rediscovery of nourishing local fare. Together, Stanford Health Care and Sodexo have embraced a sustainable approach to Food Service that has produced higher sales and tapped into an underserved segment of customers. With guidance from a local chef and Sodexo’s Executive Chef, Stanford Health Care now offers healthier, better quality food that is seasonal and local, antibiotic- and hormone-free, organic, and plant-based. Read Sodexo and Stanford’s Food Service transformation here


    Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, you will be responsible for leading the culinary team in a healthcare organization, including creative, menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance for the retail cafe on-site. 

     Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

    • Lead and direct the creative culinary team in a high-volume healthcare organization
    • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
    • manage food costing, controls and compliance
    • develop menus and culinary offerings
    • 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
    • experience with online Food Management Systems

     The ideal candidate has:

    • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
    • a collaborative approach to managing
    • excellent leadership and communication skills
    • a sense of urgency
    • experience working in a healthcare account preferred, but not required
    • SERV Safe certification, culinary degree preferred
    • Experience managing union employees

     

    Careers in Healthcare:

    Working for Sodexo in Healthcare allows you to offer patients, healthcare professionals and caregivers around the world the best healthcare experience possible while influencing patient satisfaction, as well as cost reduction and increased productivity for our clients. Sodexo’s unique CARES culture develops a dynamic atmosphere where employees are respected, turnover is low and career growth opportunities are created from within.

     

    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. 

     

    At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve. 

     

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    Position Summary

    Directs daily operations of food production, including menu planning, purchasing, ordering, inventory food preparation, post meal analysis and record keeping. Ensure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory, and resources to perform their jobs and meet goals and deadlines.

    Establishes operating standards, implements and maintains Sodexo and branded concepts standards, creates quality improvements and communicates them to employees.

    Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. HACCP, quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel, SoSafe and EcoSure).

    Trains other chefs/staff on culinary skills through day to day trainings as well the use of Culinary Foundations trainings and standards, and serves as technical expert.

    Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction for all aspects of food production to ensure account retention.

    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree

    Basic Management Experience - 5 years

    Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

     

    Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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