Executive Chef 2

System ID
Relocation Type
Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status
Posted Range
$58400 to $88330
Company : Segment Desc

Unit Description


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

Join a Global Company to continue your culinary career!



Sodexo is seeking a Catering Executive Chef 2 to oversee campus catering at University of Denver, Colorado -  in Denver, CO.-one of our Centers of Excellence accounts - where our goal is great food, great service and a great experience for our customers, clients and staff. With that said, we are looking for a strong culinarian with a passion for mentoring/ teaching/ developing staff, as well as managing Food Management systems. 


RELOCATION assistance is available for this exciting opportunity!


Reporting to the Campus Executive Chef 3, the Catering Executive Chef 2 will oversee high volume and high profile Campus Catering,   and support other departments when needed. This position will develop and mentor our culinary catering team. 


Can you bring the WOW factor to our campus catering program serving? High volume and high profile catering allows for innovation and creativity! The passion to serve great food while managing food cost within budget is a must. Food safety and sanitation are key priorities.   


Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following skills?   


  • Previous success managing high-volume, upscale catering production 
  • Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the customer/client 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 catering
  • Demonstrate culinary finesse at plated dinners and upscale events, sharing passion for food, cooking, sustainability with the clients 
  • Some experience catering events in a sports arena - suites, large events, etc. 
  • Successful experience partnering with a client in championing sustainable initiatives 


The successful candidate will: 


  • Be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting
  • Ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented
  • Have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations
  • Ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance
  • Have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems


If you want to work in a fun environment, where people have a passion for excellence, then the Sodexo Dining at University of Denver is the home for you!!  The opportunities for growth are endless!  APPLY TODAY and join the Sodexo Team!


NOTE:  Targeted Salary for this opportunity is $70,000 - 85,000 and there is RELOCATION assistance available! 


Learn more about the University of Denver at University of Denver (du.edu)


Enjoy Some Major Holidays and campus breaks OFF!  Grow your culinary career in a management position with Sodexo at this showcase account.

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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.

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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