Executive Chef 2

  • Sodexo
  • San Antonio, TX, USA
  • Dec 07, 2018
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Unit Description

Sodexo Campus Services is seeking a creative, highly-motivated, energetic and well organized Executive Chef for the University of The Incarnate Word located in San Antonio, TX. Position is the senior level technical culinary expert and trainer of the food production and service teams. Ideal candidate has: a Culinary Degree/Trade School Certificate, a current Servsafe Certification, a high volume food production background for; resident dining, high volume retail, and upscale catering in a multi-unit campus, purchasing experience, up to date knowledge of food trends and diverse cuisines, the ability to analyze revenue streams and cost centers, experience with inventory management.

Responsibilities include ability to work in food & labor management systems for financial management of 6.5 million in annual volume. This is a high visibility role in daily operations and during VIP functions where position will interface with the client and customers on a regular basis. The successful candidate oversee a staff of culinary professionals. In this pivotal role, the Executive Chef leads focus groups to engage clientele in the customer service enhancement process. Position is involved with network groups, mentoring and other student programs. Having energy conservation experience with sustainable programs would be helpful in this role. Successful candidate will manage the daily Resident Campus Dining program, Campus Catering along with two private high schools.

This is a year round position with a varied schedule that may include some weekend and holiday management coverage. Sodexo Campus Services - committed to enhancing the learning environment on campus through world-class food and facilities services and we welcome you to join our team with this career opportunity.

Is this opportunity right for you?

Are you an experienced chef ready to take your career to the next level? At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you'll enjoy an improved quality of life that's unique in the hospitality industry.

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • manage the daily food production including production planning and controls;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality;
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance;
  • develop menus and manage inventory;
  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food;
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees;
  • have a passion for food and innovation;
  • have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and
  • knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (FMS) is preferred.

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.