Executive Chef 1
Unit Description: Do you thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment? Grow your culinary career in a management position with Sodexo! Sodexo is seeking a culinarian leader to work as an Executive Chef for MedStar Montgomery Medical Center located in Olney, Maryland. MedStar Montgomery offers a wide variety of specialty services, ones that are not always available in a community setting. We bring the best of both worlds to our patients by combining clinical excellence with convenient, local access. We are known for dependability and longevity and have been serving our community for 100+ years, and we continue to evolve to maintain cutting-edge offerings. The Executive Chef will provide culinary leadership through menu planning and program execution while maintaining kitchen operations, enhance the patient dining experience through culinary creativity, and food presentation. The successful candidate will: implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for hospital: Catering, Retail menus, LTO s, STG, Mindful, garnishing, panning charts, production, puree standardization, FMS sheets, inventory control, HACCP, cleaning schedules, staffing plans, presentation and quality of food, kitchen cleanliness, safety, etc. Sodexo standards will be the benchmark; FMS: monitoring, Audits, implementation and standardization for new menus; be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates; Gold Check audits: conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings. Responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books; Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits; continue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations; improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs; implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services; and/or create interpersonal relationships with clients in hospital. Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have: a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends; excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies; strong management skills and previous experience working in a high-volume facility; high end catering and dining experience and a passion for culinary arts; a strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment; experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset; menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends; proven to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers; the ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment; a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts; the ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team; creative and effective problem-solving and project management skills; proficient 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; and/or CEC (Certified Executive Chef) a plus. Learn more about MedStar Montgomery Medical Center Here Click here for more information about Sodexo s Benefits. Not the job for you? We offer Food Service Management and Patient Services positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs. Employees who work in Healthcare and Seniors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal. 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 or equivalent experience 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.