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Executive Chef 3 – Catering

Sodexo

This is a Full-time position in Fairfax, VA posted January 24, 2023.

Unit Description:

We believe in quality ingredients – and not just for our food. Our most valuable ingredient – the heart of our business – is you!

 

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef for George Mason University located in Fairfax, VA.

 

The Lead Executive Chef will be involved in all culinary operations and the ideal candidate will be an energetic, polished Culinary Professional. Our Lead Executive Chef oversees our board operation, catering, and retail operations. Seeking candidates with a proven track record for developing, leading, and engaging culinary teams.

 

Is this opportunity right for you?

Are you an experienced chef ready to take your career to the next level? At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of qualifying association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

 

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • manage the daily food production including production planning and controls;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality;
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance;
  • develop menus and manage inventory;
  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food;
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees;
  • have a passion for food and innovation;
  • have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and
  • knowledge of DRIVE is preferred

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • previous experience working in a high-volume facility; and
  • strong management skills.

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. 

 

 Are you ready to start your Sodexo career?

Apply now!

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.

Position Summary:

Provides culinary leadership within a large 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 – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience – 3 years   

Basic Functional Experience – 3 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.