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Executive Chef 1

Job category: Culinary

Job ID: 63923


Posted: 22-Jun-2017

Unit Description:

Sodexo Healthcare currently has an opportunity for an Executive Chef 1 to provide exceptional leadership to our culinary team at Jackson Behavioral Center, a 140-bed behavioral health center located in Miami, FL.The Executive Chef will be responsible for planning and executing Sodexo programs and systems . He or she will also assist in the cafe renovation project as well as implement a new patient dining and retail dining menu


This is a high impact, high visibility position that is responsible for enhancing our patient satisfaction, and retail customer dining experience through culinary creativity, food presentation and overall leadership presence. 


Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides supervision and direction for 17 employees. 
  • Oversees food service production for inpatient services, a retail location and catering for this quality driven environment.
  • Oversees all aspects of the culinary function for the production environment including menu development, inventory, purchasing, waste control, and cost analysis.
  • Manages the Sodexo Food Management System (FMS), and all Sodexo goal check standards.
  • Oversees food service operations including menu design, purchasing, labor control, waste control, and culinary training, safety and sanitation.
  • Accountable for positively impacting patient satisfaction associated with food service.
  • Provides ongoing training and coaching to the culinary team, including Sodexo required training.
  • Actively becomes involved in the account through exhibition cooking, educational presentations, and cooking presentations.
  • 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.
  • Ensures compliance with Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance.
  • Assists with food cost management and overall cost controls for the unit.
  • Ensures compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards at all levels.
  • Ensures compliance to Sodexo operating policies and procedures and works to maintain those standards.
  • Accountable for the execution of service quality and ensures customer and client satisfaction.

Ideally, qualified candidates will have the following experience:

  • Energetic, polished culinary professional with a passion for the culinary arts.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, engaging and leading a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current wellness and culinary trends to include sustainability.
  • A strong production culinary background, ideally in the healthcare setting.
  • Background in catering, including menu planning, food production, and food presentation.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers at all levels.
  • Strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.
  • 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.
  • In addition to offering a great opportunity, this position also provides a competitive salary, great benefits…and so much more!!




Basic Education Requirement - Technical, Trade, or Vocational School Degree
Basic Management Experience - 1 year
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.