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Executive Chef 1 in MEMPHIS, Tennessee more...
Location:Memphis, TN
Company:Sodexo
First posted:June 01, 2019
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Unit Description


Do you have a real  passion for food and strong leadership skills?




Sodexo  is seeking an  Executive Chef 1  for our  Corporate Services  segment in Memphis, TN.


 


Looking for a dynamic, hands-on candidate to increase the appeal of our culinary program. This candidate will be cooking with the team on a daily basis. Must have financial savvy to understand inventory, purchasing, cost controls, and menus. 




We are seeking candidates with excellent client and customer-facing service skills, the ability to multi-task, and the ability to lead other employees in a fast-paced environment.  Candidates should be detail-oriented and committed to the highest level of customer service. This Executive Chef will oversee 6 other Sodexo production employees and must have catering experience.




Why apply to this position?


 

  • This position offers a predominantly  Monday through Friday daytime schedule
  • There is a great opportunity to make an impact and build a great team
  • Sodexo provides unparalleled opportunities for  career advancement
  • You'll report to an experienced and knowledgeable manager


Is this opportunity right for you?   If your answer to the following questions is "yes" then please consider applying:  


 

  • Management and Influence:   Can you demonstrate your ability to successfully lead and inspire kitchen employees? Can you influence others to successfully complete their given tasks with high quality outcomes and within budget and time-frame? 
  • Innovation:   Can you show us great examples of your ability to add creativity to Sodexo's caf and dining menus?
  • Training:   Can you develop and train culinary teams in new concepts?
  • Cost Controls:   Can you successfully utilize Sodexo costing tools and computer software programs to manage and positively affect the food, labor and inventory costs for the unit including an understanding of product costs and maintaining GP targets?  Do you have strong computer skills, ideally in Word and Excel?
  • Flexibility:   Can you demonstrate your ability to flex and adapt to different types of communication styles and interact successfully with Sodexo staff and client customers?




We are seeking Executive Chef candidates with the following in their culinary "toolkits":

  • A strong  artistic culinary flair  - can you impress our customers with your culinary skills?
  • Knowledge of current  culinary trends  - can you compete with big city food trends and top chefs?
  • The ability to conduct  research -  Can you consistently provide  sustainable  and  creative  menu options based on  national  and  global  food trends? 
  • Ability to shine in the  front of house as well as in the kitchen?
  • strong work ethic -  Do you always strive for the best and never cut corners?



Position Summary


Provides culinary leadership within a small 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
-Executes the culinary function
-Customer & Client satisfaction
-Manages food & physical safety program.


 





Qualifications & Requirements


Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience - 1 year 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.


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