Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in LOUISVILLE, Kentucky

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for a high visibility multi-site, national corporate account based in Louisville Kentucky .

The national position will be responsible for creating an elegant and sophisticated culinary experience that exceeds client culinary and service expectations while enhancing the overall client program. The position will oversee all culinary aspects of a thriving, highly visible executive offering that includes a national headquarters’ café and vibrant catering department based in downtown Louisville, as well as provide national support for a multi-site portfolio.

This is a hand’s on manager role, with responsibility for daily production and direction of a team of cooks, while working within a team of other managers. The responsibilities encompass operational duties and financial responsibilities, providing leadership and management of the kitchen staff, and developing high quality products with a focus on local, sustainable and wellness, as well as growing profitability within the account.

Success in this role and in the relationship will require you to:

  • Be innovative every day

  • An eye for high end restaurant quality food

  • A strong focus in customer service

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;

  • emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design and implementation

  • focus on customer & client service excellence

  • have a passion for quality;

  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;

  • strong management skills

Position Summary

This position provides culinary leadership within a large unit that will include hands-on culinary work, menu planning, program execution, staff management and training. The Executive Chef will work directly with internal and external clients on a frequent basis, as well as internal managers and staff to execute a flawless culinary experience for both the café and catering in a highly visible executive environment.

Key Duties

  • Stellar Customer & Client satisfaction

  • Ensures food preparation & production meets exceptional operational standards

  • Aids in management of catering & retail areas

  • Implements & coordinates the culinary day to day functions

  • Directs & trains cooks & utility workers

  • Financial management to include food cost & labor management

  • Manages food & physical safety programs

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.

System ID 72462

Category Culinary

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time