• Executive Chef 2

    Location US-WA-SPOKANE
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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Campus Dining has an opening for an experienced Executive Chef 2 - CATERING Chef in Spokane, Washington at Gonzaga University.  Our ideal candidate will  have a passion around innovative culinary art incorporating local and bio-regional products. Successful experience executing flawless catering events on time and with creative flare is a must.  This is a Showcase University with high Volume catering and conferences hosted in a state of the art facility.  Leadership creates an environment of a career catalyst account for our successful candidate.  Sodexo enjoys a longterm campus partnership and long term contract at this Jesuit University, our forward thinking, innovative campus community nestled in beautiful Spokane.  Our high-profile account is focused on providing value while maintaining record-high-scores on customer and student satisfaction and engagement. The ability to create a positive sense of community is a must for this role.  Bonus: NCAA basketball games!


    The ideal candidate will have the following preferred qualifications and experience:

    • Two years of experience in a culinary leadership role, preferably within a campus setting
    • Strong understanding of financials as they apply to cost controls of food and labor
    • Ability and willingness to develop and train hourly employees
    • High expectations for customer service and quality of food
    • Strong food safety and sanitation/HACCP standards
    • Strong leadership abilities
    • High volume experience
    • Strong computer skills
    • Ability to think out of the box
    • Passion for food and innovation


    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 a passion for food and innovation
    • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens
    • Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
    • Have the ability and willingness to develop and train front-line employees
    • Knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System DRIVE is preferred

     The ideal candidate has:

    • Two Years Executive Chef Experience
    • 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

    Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following experience?   

    • Previous success managing high-volume food production (Large Campus Resident Dining account or large Business Dining program preferred)
    • Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the student/customer experience
    • Proven Culinary knowledge: purchasing, inventory, production schedules and Food & Beverage Cost controls
    • Enjoy interacting with clients, students, faculty; being the face of the Sodexo Culinary Team on campus and in the dining hall
    • Demonstrate culinary finesse at head Action Station, sharing passion for food, cooking, sustainability with the students  
    • Successful experience partnering with a client in championing sustainable initiatives and involvement and commitment to the campus and surrounding community


    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. 


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    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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