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Chef Manager in JACKSONVILLE, Florida more...
Location:Jacksonville, FL
First posted:July 16, 2019

Unit Description

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


Sodexo  is seeking a  Chef Manager  for our  Corporate Services  segment in  Jacksonville, Florida  to support our account at  Fidelity National Financial.


Looking for a dynamic, hands-on Chef Manager to increase the appeal of our dining program. This candidate will be cooking with the team on a daily basis and must have a true passion for great food. The best candidate will be able to manage the team, ordering, inventory, production and menu development. 


The ideal candidate should be innovative and willing to work with a team,  overseeing 6 hourly production staff.


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 position involves hands-on cooking and cleaning when required. 


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 with an important account
  • Sodexo provides unparalleled opportunities for  career advancement
  • You'll have independence and autonomy
  • You'll report to an experienced and knowledgeable manager


The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • Managing the daily food production including production planning and controls
  • Ensuring the highest of culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • Managing food cost controls and compliance
  • Development the menus and managing inventory
  • Solid decision-making skills and ability to solve problems
  • Computer literacy
  • Working knowledge of HACCP 


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 campus 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?



Position Summary

Responsible for the day to day execution of the menus & culinary deliverables.  May be responsible for smaller units within a multi-location.

Key Duties
- Executes the culinary function.
- Customer & Client satisfaction.
- Handles administrative functions.



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement -  High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
Basic Management Experience - 1 year
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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