Executive Chef 2
About the Job
Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 2 for our Sports & Leisure Division at Rutgers University/Athletics! The Executive Chef 2 will be responsible for creating an atmosphere that assists in enticing patrons, donors and their families to come for the scheduled sporting events and enjoy the activities. The Executive Chef 2 will oversee the culinary operations for an innovative, high end catering program for a very high end, high profile client. Campus athletic facilities include: Football and Basketball Training Tables, 52,454 seat Football Stadium, 1000 seat donors buffet, 5 Luxury Suites, 8,000 seat Basketball Arena/Soccer/concerts/family shows, as well as other contracted athletic facilities on campus. High profile events include but not limited to a 1000 student/athlete sit down dinner, a 250 donor "50 Yard Line Dinner". All Sodexo venues also host non-collegiate athletic events, such as concerts, cheer sports, high school playoffs, Graduation, Band Competition, etc.
Ideal candidate will have:
- College/University/Stadium/Arena culinary experience;
- 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.
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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.