Executive Chef 2
Unit Description:Do you thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment? Grow your culinary career in a management position with Sodexo!Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for Sharp Memorial Hosptial located in San Diego, CA. This world class hospital provides medical and surgical care, intensive care, sub-acute and long-term care, rehabilitation therapies and emergency services.The ideal candidate has an expertise in procurement, purchasing, inventory, budget controls, culinary expertise with a healthcare emphasis and demonstrated ability to drive patient & employee satisfaction. This position will work directly with the front of the house with a focus on wellness, nutrition and sustainability.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/orcreate 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/orE.C. (Certified Executive Chef) a plus.Absent a legally recognized exception, Sharp Memorial is requiring COVID-19 vaccines to work at this hospital. Learn more about Sharp Memorial Hospital by clicking here.At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo's 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, you'll enjoy an improved quality of life that's unique in the hospitality industry.Position Summary:Provides culinary leadership within a medium 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 DutiesImplements & 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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 2 yearsBasic Functional Experience - 2 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.