Executive Chef 2
Unit Description:Work in an environment that appreciates your sense of ownership, mentorship and teamwork.Sodexo has a great opportunity for an Executive Chef 2 for Howard University located in Washington, DC. The Howard Community is so unique with students from all across the globe, we are looking to continue to expand on our offerings. A Chef who is looking to take us around the world with food. Managing over 50 union employees, training, coaching and growing. Howard's student population is about 10,000 students serving roughly 2000 per meal period. This Chef will need to have great computer skills, communication skills, leadership skills and delegating while overseeing 1 of 2 dining halls. This is a great opportunity to showcase your passion in culinary management and a chance to advance as a culinary leader while demonstrating your success in managing a high-volume dining environment.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/orhave 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/orhave a passion for food and innovation.Learn more about Howard University at more about Sodexo's BenefitsNot 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.