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Executive Chef 3

Job category: Culinary

Job ID: 65393


Posted: 18-Aug-2017

Sodexo currently has a job opportunity for an Executive Chef 3 to join our Senior Living team at Covenant Shores located in Mercer Island, Washington. This Executive Chef will report directly to the General Manager, and will be responsible for day to day oversight of all operations for the Senior Living food service at this outstanding account.

 Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversees food service production for residential dining, as well as high end catering production for this quality driven environment.
  • Oversees food service operations including menu design, purchasing, labor control, waste control, and culinary training, safety and sanitation.
  • Ensures effective and efficient process management.
  • Responsible for menu development and design for all levels of resident dining as well as for high end catering.
  • Manages the Food Management System (FMS) and all Sodexo goal check standards.
  • Provides daily training and coaching to the culinary team, and directly manages all back-of-the-house hourly employees.
  • Accountable for positively impacting resident satisfaction associated with food service.
  • Responsible for growing relationships with key client contacts as well as residents, this position will be very involved with the community.  
  • Participates in special events at the community such as exhibition cooking, upscale dinner events, and high end catering.
  • Ensures compliance with Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance.
  • Assists with food cost management and labor cost at 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.

If you have the following skillsets, then we would love to hear from you:

  • Experience in a high end dining environment and a passion for culinary arts and hands on cooking.
  • A strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail environment.
  • A strong understanding of trending culinary concepts, including fresh food and fine dining.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers.
  • Demonstrated experience leading and engaging a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset.
  • Menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends.
  • Ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment.
  • Strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts.
  • Ability to successfully lead, develop and train 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. 

Residents are the heart of everything we do and we welcome you to join our team!


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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.

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