• Executive Chef 3

    Location US-CA-PALO ALTO
    System ID
    86393
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    No
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Chefs, are you ready for the next step in your stellar career? We have two exciting opportunities for experienced Executive Chefs at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA.

     

    The Executive Chef of Executive Dining will create an exceptional dining and catering experience for a new facility within the campus. This position will drive and execute special catering events at Stanford Healthcare Medical Center which include fine dining experiences, menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

     

    The Executive Chef- Patient Services will be responsible for providing restaurant quality meals to our patients in addition to menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance. Healthcare experience preferred.

     

    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

     

    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. 

     

    Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

    • Lead and direct the 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 fine dining 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
    • 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
    • proven success in restaurant fine dining and plating techniques
    • 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, preferred but not required
    • Experience in a healthcare setting is required for Executive Chef- Patient Dining

     

    Careers in Healthcare Dining:

    Working for Sodexo in Healthcare allows you to offer healthcare professionals an amazing dining experience to enhance their quality of life. 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

    Provides culinary leadership within a large 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 - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

    Basic Management Experience - 3 years   

    Basic Functional Experience - 3 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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