Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in FORT WORTH, Texas

Unit Description

Sodexo Universities is seeking a dynamic, experienced Executive Chef 2 to fill a key leadership role in establishing and maintaining an exceptionally high level of culinary standards for our prestigious account at TCU located in Fort Worth, TX.

The successful Executive Chef will have prior experience managing high volume/large scale college or university culinary operations encompassing resident dining programs, catering, sports and leisure food service. This Executive Chef will create elegant and sophisticated culinary experiences that exceed culinary and service expectations while enhancing client program objectives.

The successful Executive Chef will have experience with, and proven results in, the following areas:

Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise.

Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Catering Staff and Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations.

Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).

Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Large scale College/University culinary experience;

  • Strong culinary background with experience in catering and banquets;

  • 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;

  • Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs;

  • Strong understanding of financials as well as strong analytical skills.

Responsibilities for this culinary leader's role will include VIP catering menu planning, client interaction, food forward presentation skills, food prep, inventory management, purchasing, food & labor costing, scheduling, safety/sanitation & employee training. This position will also have direct customer and client interaction.

If you want to be part of a forward-thinking, passionate, and dedicated team who strive each day for excellence, then consider joining the Sodexo team!

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.

Location US-TX-FORT WORTH

System ID 66265

Relocation No

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time