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Executive Chef 3

Job category: Culinary

Job ID: 77862


Posted: 16-Dec-2018

Sodexo currently has an opportunity for a Executive Chef 3 to join our team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. This position will be responsible for Patient Services  / Patient Feeding so there will be an emphasis the Patient experience.  This position will be working weekends on a rotation, will rotate opening and closing of the Kitchen.  Prior experience managing high volume/large scale college or university culinary operations encompassing patient dining programs, catering, retail food service. The Executive Chef 3 will create elegant and sophisticated culinary experiences that exceed culinary and service expectations while enhancing client program objectives.


The Ex Chef 3 will be responsible for the management of a high volume acute care hospital. This 749-bed acute care hospital provides the highest level of medical and surgical care using the latest technologies and has been named the “most preferred healthcare provider” in the region!


The successful Executive Chef will have experience and proven results in, the following areas:

Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise. Candidate must have the ability to completely translate “authentic” international cuisine to the customer.


Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be “one of the best”. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations.


Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques).


Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation;
  • Focus on customer / patient service excellence
  • Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employee
  • Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation
  • Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets
  • Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs


Qualified candidates must have a strong background in culinary operations, systems, process improvement, human resource management, organizational skills, and a strong knowledge in food safety and sanitation are just a few of the qualities that candidates should possess.  Position will manage up to 45 employees.


No Late Nights, Rotating Weekends, More Family Time !!!

Apply today! We look forward to hearing from you.  #ACF2017


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.