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Executive Chef 3

Job category: Culinary

Job ID: 77768

US-CA-PALO ALTO

Posted: 17-Dec-2018

Chefs, are ready for the next step in your stellar career? We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced high-level Executive Chef at Stanford Health Care in Palo Alto, CA to create an exceptional private dining and catering experience.

 

Stanford Health Care, recognized as one of the nation’s best health systems, is transforming its Food Services through its partnership with Sodexo. The Food Transformation Journey at Stanford Health Care is a story of leadership, vision, innovation, collaboration, and the rediscovery of nourishing local fare. Together, Stanford Health Care and Sodexo have embraced a sustainable approach to Food Service that has produced higher sales and tapped into an underserved segment of customers. With guidance from a local chef and Sodexo’s Executive Chef, Stanford Health Care now offers healthier, better quality food that is seasonal and local, antibiotic- and hormone-free, organic, and plant-based.. Read Sodexo and Stanford’s Food Service transformation here


Reporting to the private dining and catering manager, you will be responsible for leading the culinary team in a healthcare organization, including fine dining experiences, menu planning, sanitation and regulatory compliance.

 

At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve. 

 

 

Primary Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Lead and direct the creative culinary team in a high-volume healthcare organization
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance
  • develop fine dining menus and culinary offerings
  • 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
  • experience with online Food Management Systems

 

 

 

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
  • proven success in restaurant fine dining and plating techniques
  • a collaborative approach to managing
  • excellent leadership and communication skills
  • a sense of urgency
  • experience working in a healthcare account preferred, but not required
  • SERV Safe certification, culinary degree preferred
  • Experience managing union employees, preferred but not required

 

Careers in Healthcare Dining:

Working for Sodexo in Healthcare allows you to offer healthcare professionals an amazing dining experience to enhance their quality of life. Sodexo’s unique CARES culture develops a dynamic atmosphere where employees are respected, turnover is low and career growth opportunities are created from within.

 

Working for Sodexo:

How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee.

 

We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 

 

At Sodexo we believe that Quality of Daily Life contributes to the progress of individuals and the performance of organizations. Sodexo designs, manages and delivers comprehensive service solutions through On-site Service Solutions and Motivation Solutions to create an outstanding experience for the people we serve. 

 

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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.