Executive Chef 1

Sodexo WASHINGTON, DC 20022
Job category: Restaurant

About the Job

Unit Description

Sodexo Leisure is growing!


We are seeking an additional Executive Chef 1 to join our team at The National Zoo in Washington, DC. The ideal Executive Chef candidate will have be responsible for lead culinary production for our full service cafeshigh volume concessions and catering in a venue of at least $5 MIL+ in annual F&B revenue. 


The Executive Chef will have:

  • Experience with multiple concessions and/or outlets
  • Knowledge of HACCP, sustainability, purchasing & inventory controls
  • Hiring, training & supervising the culinary team
  • Knowledge of sustainable cooking practices & local product sourcing

Step into the culinary spotlight with Sodexo!


 The Smithsonian's National Zoo was founded in 1889.  Its mission is to provide leadership in animal care, science, education and sustainability.  This prestigious location is one of the premier zoos in the country. Learn more about the exciting venues managed by Sodexo Leisure: http://www.sodexousa.com/home/services/on-site-services/sports-leisure.html

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a small 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 executionKey Duties-Executes the culinary function-Customer & Client satisfaction-Manages food & physical safety program.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree Basic Management Experience - 2 years Basic Functional Experience – 1 year 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.