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Executive Chef 2

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Sodexo Resource Executive Chef will receive technical and hands on training in our University accounts and will support our University Food Service accounts in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. This Resource position is designed to train and prepare the selected culinary candidate to excel as a Sodexo Chef.  They will train and learn in a variety of accounts from $1 Million to $10 Million in all aspects of Culinary and Food Management.   Travel to various accounts will broaden the experience with the outcome permanent placement in the market


Candidates who are hired into Universities Resource positions and are successful throughout training are expected to and compete for a regular Sodexo University positions in the region within 6 - 9 months of hire, which could require relocating


We are seeking Chef candidates with the following in their culinary “toolkits”:

  1. A strong artistic culinary flair – can you impress the President of a university?
  2. Knowledge of current culinary trends – can you compete with food trends and top chefs?
  3. Experience with exhibition cooking – can you “throw down”?
  4. Very high-end taste and a sophisticated palette – can you translate that into your food?
  5. The ability to inspire a kitchen staff – can you help others become trend-setting, innovators?
  6. Previous experience in high-volume restaurants or casino dining, campus, hospital or corporate accounts – Want to make the jump into Universities Food Services?

This position requires flexibility in schedule and in travel. After technical training, the Resource manager will be assigned to assist in other accounts – as needed to provide coverage for vacations, special projects, start ups, etc.


Sodexo Chefs do enjoy a more “balanced” work schedule than most restaurants and hotels but will work some evenings and weekends for catering and special events.  If you possess these culinary qualities and can impress in the kitchen then come join Sodexo Education, the leading campus dining provider, serving more than 600 higher education campuses throughout the country!


Why YOU should consider North Dakota, South Dakota living: 

Friendlier Living -  Ever heard of North Dakota Nice? It’s a way of life around here. Why are people so friendly? That’s easy – no rush hour, welcoming neighborhoods and living freely.


Key indicators of the economic and business development opportunities in the Dakotas -  point to it’s diversity and vitality. We are repeatedly recognized:

  • as a top place to live
    • as a Best Small Places for Business & Careers
    • among the Most Secure Small Cities
    • • among the top 100 best places to live in the U.S.

Quality of life: -  Beautiful Four Season Living - Great opportunities if you love outdoor activities, hiking, biking, fishing, hunting. 


Why Sodexo?

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.


We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 


 Sound like the opportunity you have been looking for?   TODAY!  #LI

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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