General Manager of Culinary Services

System ID
Food Service
Relocation Type
Employment Status
Posted Range
$51500 to $77990

Unit Description

Great ingredients, culinary innovation and nourishing inspiration provide meaning to your life’s work.


This position offers a traditional Business and Industry, predominantly Monday through Friday, schedule.


Sodexo Corporate Services is looking for a General Manager of Culinary Services to join our team at Olympus in Center Valley, Pennsylvania.  This account has 1 cafe, catering operations and micromarket with a total managed volume of $1 million. This position will supervise 2 Sodexo hourly (frontline) non-union employees and report directly into an Area General Manager.



The General Manager of Culinary Services is the GM and the lead chef for the operation, Additional responsibilities include but not limited to: menu planning, food and labor cost, food ordering, preparation and storage, inventory, payroll, client and multi-tenant interaction, cash management, safety and HACCP compliance. Ideal candidate will have excellent customer and client communication skills.  Final candidate must be able to manage a team and be hands on with all aspects of running a business. Client is very engaged and is looking for someone to elevate the food program here. 


The ideal candidate has:

  • a culinary background with cafeteria / restaurant style dining experience;
  • excellent hospitality, leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies
  • the demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities; and/ or
  • excellent leadership and communication skills.

The successful candidate will:

  • manage the daily food production including production planning and controls and cook if needed;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
  • have a passion for food; and/or
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members.

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs. 

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At Sodexo, we offer Environmental Service/Housekeeping positions in Healthcare and Senior Living locations across the United States. 

Working for Sodexo:
Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and career growth opportunities.

What We Offer

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

Position Summary

Directs all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Manages through managers and is accountable for the contract. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account
Provides local leadership and strategic direction while developing team for new and emerging business solutions that sustain growth in the day to day operations.
Key Duties
- Provides team leadership & training
- Controls unit financials
- Directs daily food operations for quality & safety standards
- Supervises day to day activities
- Delegates authority
- Assigns & prioritizes activities
- Monitors operating standards
- Establishes a safe work environment
- Support workplace inclusion activities



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 3 years
Basic Functional Experience - 3 years

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


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