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Executive Chef 2

La Grange Park, LA
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Careers Center | Executive Chef 2

Executive Chef 2

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Job # 70501 - Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef (II) for Plymouth Place in La Grange Park, Illinois.  This is an upscale 300 Resident Continuing Care Retirement Community with: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Health Care.  We are located just a few blocks from downtown La Grange in the western suburbs of Chicago


In this role, you will lead the culinary production and services for our 5 Star Dining and high-end catering programs.   Responsibilities; residential and healthcare kitchen, work closely with the Operations Manager and Dietitian on menu development and plate presentation, work with the Dining Room Manager to oversee quality services in 5 dining venues. Catering skills for special events is critical for the success in this position. Position manages 25 employees, one lead cook, and will assist with the budget of 3.5 million in volume.


Are you a strong culinarian for our Resident-Driven Community with menus that range from high-end and comfort foods to special diets and seasonal events?  If so, we would love to hear from you!


Your Skills Checklist for this position:

Culinary Degree/Trade School Certificate, Servsafe Certificate

Food production, catering, and attention to detail

Hands on skills with inventory management, on-line ordering

Working knowledge of HACCP for regulatory compliance

Experience creating and developing menus & pricing

Skills to train & develop 25 employees and food production team

Ability to manage food costs & interpret budget reports

Computer skills; Financial, Food and Labor management systems

Experience in senior dining, fine dining, and creating themed events 


Schedule will vary with rotating weekends / holidays

Residents are the heart of everything we do and we welcome you to join our team!

Plymouth Place;


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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 
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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