• Executive Chef 2

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    Sodexo has an exciting opportunity available on the campus of University of Vermont in Burlington, VT


    We are searching for an Executive Chef for our Harris Millis dining hall which is located on the athletic campus of the University of Vermont. This location is open 7 days a week during the academic school year. Average meals served daily are around 2,500 with Breakfast and Lunch being the busy times.

    This location does serve late night 3 days a week with a limited menn, Monday through Friday the unit is open continus serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Saturday and Sunday the unit is open for Brunch and dinner.

    We are looking for a Chef who can provide great leadership and training to the culinary team as well as manage the menu, ordering and inventory while keeping with in the budget constraints.

    If you would like to break out of the normal restaurant scene and come work on an awesome campus for a great company with a quality of life not seen in regular restaurants then you need to apply now! Sodexo offers; benifits, vacation time, sick time, 401K, paid holidays OFF to name some of the many benifits of working on a college campus and for a great company!


    Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise. Candidate must have the ability to completely translate “authentic” international cuisine to the customer.


    Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Catering Staff and Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations.


    Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide-ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).


    Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.

    The ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong culinary management experience in high volume and fast pace environment;
    • Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;
    • Focus on customer service excellence;
    • Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees;
    • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation;
    • Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets;
    • Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs;
    • Strong understanding of financials as well as strong analytical 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.

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    At Sodexo, we offer Food Service Management 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 Food Service Management jobs.



    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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