• Executive Chef 2

    Location US-AR-STATE UNIVERSITY
    System ID
    85070
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo is seeking a Executive Chef 2 for Arkansas State University located in Jonesboro, Arkansas which is about an hour outside of the Memphis metro area. Arkansas State University is a large state school with Residential dining, retail, catering and concession operations. Retail includes 12 locations with a mixture of Sodexo and national brands. Concessions, and  a Training table for Athletes. This Executive Chef 2 will oversee the Residential Dining program with a Full Course concept dining program. 

     

    Is this opportunity right for you?

    At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Retail Management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance 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; and
    • 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; and
    • strong management skills

     

    Where is your new career opportunity located?  In Jonesboro, Arkansas!  We are located in northeast Arkansas and are one of the fastest growing areas in the state of Arkansas. This is a town of 75,000 people offering everything the big cities do but without all the traffic and high cost of living! (Memphis is 1 hour, St. Louis 4 hours, and Little Rock 2 hours and you are only 6 hours from New Orleans!).

     

    **** Relocation Assistance if available !***

    Must have a valid drivers license

     

    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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