Executive Chef 3

Sodexo LAFAYETTE, LA 70595
Job category: Restaurant

About the Job

Unit Description

Sodexo Campus Services is seeking an Executive Chef 3 at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, located in Lafayette, LA. Reporting to the General Manager, the Executive Chef for this large campus will be responsible for $12 million in annual sales with 3,000 student boarders. This business consists of a $8 million award winning board dining operation, $2.4 million in retail food business, $1.0 million in concessions and $1.0 million in catering  This unit is positioned to be a showcase account for Sodexo. Position will direct a culinary team consisting of Executive Chef 2, up to 6 Sous Chefs and hourly culinary staff.


The best qualified candidate will have the following:

- High-volume College/University culinary and culinary management experience

- Catering culinary program experience

- A culinary degree

- Experience with food and labor management systems

- Experience leading and training a culinary staff

- Union experience

- Experience with on-line ordering

- Excellent management skills with the ability to wear multiple hats

- A strong attention to detail and a high focus on food presentation/menu planning

-Culinary background to include Louisiana cuisine that reflects the Lafayette culture

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 

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.