Director, Culinary Services

Location US-CA-Foster City
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Posted Range
$114400 to $173140
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Unit Description


We are SodexoMagic!


In 2006, Sodexo, Inc. joined forces with Magic Johnson Enterprises which resulted in a joint venture called SodexoMagic. By leveraging the power of business entrepreneur and NBA all-star, Earvin “Magic” Johnson’s brand with Sodexo’s extensive portfolio of quality-of-life offerings, SodexoMagic effectively provides flexible, innovative, and comprehensive service solutions that have a broad consumer appeal to the marketplace. This strategic alliance, 51% owned by Earvin “Magic“ Johnson and 49% owned by Sodexo, Inc., allows for an unrivaled partnership in providing creative dining and facilities management solutions.


SodexoMagic in Corporate Services is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director of Culinary Services to be part of creating memorable dining experiences for our guests for a potential sale with a corporate client in Foster City, California.


The Director / Executive Chef will be responsible for the oversight of our culinary team, innovation and creativity of our upscale dining program. We are seeking a Executive Chef with a varied background in culinary programs and ethnic cuisine and execution. Our successful candidate will have both restaurant and contract food service experience. 


The Director of Culinary be at the forefront of culinary excellence, curating upscale hospitality experiences that delight our discerning clientele. Your responsibilities include overseeing kitchen operations, managing a team of talented cooks and chefs, and consistently delivering premium culinary offerings that elevate our brand. 


Responsibilities include:


  • Culinary Leadership: Spearhead premium culinary initiatives, ensuring the highest quality in all culinary offerings
  • Catering Excellence: Plan and execute memorable catered events, from intimate gatherings to large-scale functions
  • Menu Development: Craft innovative and enticing menus, considering dietary preferences and trends
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with culinary and service teams to maintain a seamless and exceptional hospitality experience


The successful candidate will:


  • Ensure all food always looks and tastes great and is visually appetizing when served
  • Be strong all-round culinary ability and strong craft skills in all areas of professional cookery, including; main courses; salads; sauce work; and pastry and baking
  • Have a strong knowledge of food and able to cook using multiple styles of cuisine Recognizing and reacting to contemporary trends in catering
  • Use correct food terminology and cooking methods
  • Constantly looking for new recipes and new ideas and initiatives that will improve both the quality of food and service as a whole
  • Play a key role and enthusiastically mentors culinary personnel


At SodexoMagic, we sustain and empower communities everywhere through healthy food and exceptional services. We stand with our employees and partners to ensure quality, safeguard wellness and create a just and more equitable future for all people. SodexoMAGIC offers our dedicated services via these segments: Corporate Services, Hospitals, K-12 Schools, Campus, and Airline Lounges. We are in search of our next “Magic Maker” at the following location:


To learn more about SodexoMagic and read a message from Earvin “Magic” Johnson himself, click here.



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 - Bachelor's Degree

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in operations, marketing, or a related field.

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


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