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Sodexo Executive Chef 2 in GREELEY, Colorado

Unit Description

Inspire students through food, teach them what’s possible through sustainable resources.Sodexohas an opportunity for an Executive Chef at theUniversity of Northern Colorado ( in Greeley, CO. The targeted salary range is $60,000 - $65,000 plus extensive benefits. Excellent computer skills are critical to success in the role.Reporting to the General Manager, the Executive Chef 2 will managea large residential dining hall food production, payroll and employee interviewing, training and hiring.

Can you bring the WOW factor to our food production systems for our resident dining program serving thousands of healthy meals per day and managing extensive, high-profile catering?The passion to serve great food while managing food cost within budget is a must. Food safety, sanitation and are key priorities. Successful candidates are highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred qualifications and experience:

  • 2+ years of experience in a culinary leadership role required (campus setting preferred)

  • Excellent Computer Skills, experience placing weekly orders and managing the DRIVE Software

  • Strong financial acumen with cost controls of food and labor

  • Ability and willingness to develop and train hourly employees

  • High expectations for customer service and quality of food

  • Strong food safety and sanitation and HACCP standards

  • Passion for food and innovation

  • Ability to think out of the box

  • Strong leadership abilities

  • High volume experience

  • Strong computer skills

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • Manage the daily food production including production planning and controls

  • Ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality

  • Have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees

  • Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food

  • Manage food costing, controls and compliance

  • Develop menus and manage inventory

  • Have a passion for food and innovation

  • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens

  • Knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System DRIVE is preferred for Sodexo experienced candidates

Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following skills?

  • Previous success managing high-volume food production (Large Campus Resident Dining account or large Business Dining program)

  • Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the student/customer experience

  • Proven Culinary knowledge: purchasing, inventory, production schedules and Food & Beverage Cost controls

  • Enjoy interacting with clients, students, faculty; being the face of the Sodexo Culinary Team on campus and in the dining hall

  • Demonstrate culinary finesse at head Action Station, sharing passion for food, cooking, sustainability with the students

  • Successful experience partnering with a client in championing sustainable initiatives and involvement and commitment to the campus and surrounding community

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At Sodexo, we offer Culinary positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Health Care, 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 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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 2 years

Basic 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.


System ID 731858

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time