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Executive Chef 2

  • Corpus Christi, Nueces County
  • Competitive

Unit Description:

Do you have a passion for helping others? Join a great team where students are at the heart of everything we do!

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for a K-12 account in Corpus Christi, TX. The selected candidate will work with our food service director to implement Sodexo programs/systems/procedures. This is a key leadership role in establishing and maintaining an exceptionally high level of culinary standards. He or she will also support catering functions. Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual that is able to create culinary promotions to further increase student meal purchases. Working for Sodexo as the Executive Chef will provide you with the opportunity to contribute your skills to a company that strives to enhance the learning environment for students.

The successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production;
  • ensure Sodexo and USDA Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
  • have the ability and willingness to motivate, coach, mentor and develop frontline (hourly-paid staff;
  • provide stellar customer/client service;
  • 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;
  • previous experience in a K-12 environment is preferred;
  • 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.

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 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 Degreeor 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.

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