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Sodexo Executive Chef 2 in CHARLESTON, South Carolina

Unit Description

Are you looking to grow your career in culinary? Come work at a n environment based on care and respect, where you can make a difference

Sodexo is seeking a Executive Chef 2 for Medical University Hospital located in Charleston, SC. This is a high impact, high visibility position that is responsible for enhancing our patient dining program through culinary creativity, food presentation and overall leadership presence.

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage food service production for patient services

  • Manage all aspects of the culinary function for patient dining including menu development, inventory, purchasing, waste control, and cost analysis.

  • Manage the Sodexo Food Management System (FMS), and all Sodexo goal check standards.

  • Be accountable for positively impacting patient satisfaction with associated with food service.

  • Provide ongoing training and coaching to the culinary team, including Sodexo required training.

  • Be responsible for growing relationships with key client contacts as well as collaborating and with the client and Sodexo management team on achieving annual operational projects and goals.

  • Ensure compliance with Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance.

  • Assist with food cost management and overall cost controls for the unit.

  • Ensure compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards at all levels.

  • Ensure compliance to Sodexo operating policies and procedures and works to maintain those standards.

  • Be accountable for the execution of service quality and ensures customer and client satisfaction.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • Demonstrated experience managing a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skill-set.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current wellness and culinary trends.

  • A strong production culinary background, ideally in the healthcare setting.

  • Strong understanding of healthcare regulations.

  • Background in menu planning, food production, and food presentation.

  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers at all levels.

  • Ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high volume, fast paced healthcare environment.

  • Strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.

  • Ability to successfully engage, lead and develop a team.

  • Ability to creatively and effectively problem solve and manage projects.

  • Excellent computer skills as well as exceptional organizational and customer services skills.

  • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits.

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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 or equivalent experience

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.

Location US-SC-CHARLESTON

System ID 639576

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time

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