Unit Description RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE Work in an environment that appreciates your sense of ownership, mentorship and teamwork. Sodexo is seeking a Executive Chef for prestigious George Mason University located in Fairfax, VA to oversee all things food related in the Southside Dining Hall, a very high-volume dining hall. The seasoned Executive Chef will lead a large culinary team, create innovative menus with diverse cuisines and have a passion for excellence. George Mason University is Virginia's largest public research university. There are typically more than 37,000 students on campus which they feel creates an organically diverse environment. The campus is approximately 20 miles from Washington, DC. Sodexos executive leaders have a vision for the future and develop strategies that provide direct support to other leaders and teams in our varied operational areas while embodying our core values of Spirit of Progress, Team Spirit and Spirit of Service. The successful candidate will: be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting; ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented; have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations; ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems. 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 culinary standards; strong coaching and employee development skills; and/or have a passion for food and innovation. Learn more about George Mason University at more about Sodexos Benefits Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer Culinary 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 Culinary jobs. Working for Sodexo: At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, youll enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry. Position Summary Provides culinary leadership within a large 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- Implements & coordinates the culinary function. - Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.- Manages catering & retail areas.- Customer & Client satisfaction.- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.- Manages food & physical safety programs. Qualifications & Requirements Basic Education Requirement - Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience 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.