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Careers Center | Executive Chef 1
  • Executive Chef 1

    Location US-IL-Chicago
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  • Unit Description

    Sodexo School Services seeks a dynamic, experienced Resource Executive Chef 1 for potential new sales in Illinois and Wisconsin. 


    Must be available to travel and potentially relocation within IL or WI.


    Executive Chef will be responsible for:

    • Improved presentation standards and quality control
    • New recipe development
    • Training of cooks
    • Display cooking
    • Create a battle of the student's chef's event
    • Conduct food tasting for all new items
    • Communication resource for students, board members and the cafeteria committee
    • District education of the National School Lunch Program and guidelines
    • Develop new teacher and catering menu
    • Direct daily operations for catering services
    • Maintain operating standards, implement quality improvements and communicate them to employees


    You will focus on the culinary aspects of our K-12 offering with emphasis on USDA nutrition regulations, NSLP, product quality & presentation, food cost controls, culinary staff training and driving enhancements with Farm to School initiatives and healthy dining options.  A Culinary Degree is preferred; K-12 Schools experience is a plus!


    The best qualified candidate will have extensive experience in high volume food production, strong communication skills and the ability to build relationships with diverse work groups. Seeking candidates with proven financial acumen and a working knowledge of computer programs and applications.  If you are a Culinary leader with a passion for Student Nutrition and Wellness, be a part of our success!


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    Position Summary

    Provides culinary leadership within a small 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
    -Executes the culinary function
    -Customer & Client satisfaction
    -Manages food & physical safety program.


    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
    Basic Management Experience - 2 years
    Basic Functional Experience – 1 year 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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