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Executive Chef 2

at Sodexo

Posted: 7/13/2019
Job Reference #: 82125
Keywords: catering, food

Job Description

  • LocationUS-AR-STATE UNIVERSITY
    System ID
    82125
    Category
    Culinary
    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
    Full-Time
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Universities has an opportunity for an Executive Chef 2 – Catering at Arkansas State University Athletics, located in Jonesboro, AR . The Executive Chef will lead the daily culinary operations for catering campus wide. Catering spans throughout the campus including the Football stadium, basketball area, and multiple meeting room and banquet spaces as well as the community.

    Ideal candidate will have:

    • Strong culinary background with experience in catering and high-volume venues;
    • Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;
    • Focus on customer service excellence;
    • Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees;
    • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation;
    • Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets;
    • High level of computer literacy and skill-set;
    • Strong understanding of financials and strong analytical thinking skills;
    • Great client relations and a desire to be invested in the local campus/community.

    Careers in Universities:

    Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions – when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed.

    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.

    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.