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Executive Chef 3

  • Worcester, Worcester County
  • Competitive

Unit Description:

As chefs, we have the power to influence lives through the power of food.

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 for UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus located in Worcester, MA . The Executive Chef 3 must have strong leadership skills and be able to lead a team of 14 client, union staff. Hours are generally Mon-Fri 6:30a-3:30, some weekends, some holidays.

The successful candidate will:

  • directly manage retail, patient feeding, catering chefs as well as purchasing and catering manager;
  • m aintain chef/manager schedules; cover chefs/manager schedule as needed ;
  • be r esponsible for yearly evaluation and goals for chefs and managers through the use of Ingenium ;
  • i mplement and standardiz e 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 ;
  • m onitor, a udit, implement and standardiz e new menus ;
  • be r esponsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates ;
  • c onduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings and be responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books ;
  • w ork with vendors on procurement items; be responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits ;
  • c ontinue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations ;
  • c onduct yearly culinary foundations training to all cooks ;
  • g uide chefs in unit to ACF certification with guidance from Director of Culinary Operations ;
  • i mprove and standardize catering and banquet services , c reate menus based on client needs ;
  • i mplement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services ; and/or
  • c reate 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 ;
  • e xperience with authentic global cuisine ( highly desirable );
  • a strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment ;
  • d emonstrated experience leading and engaging a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset ;
  • m enu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends ;
  • the a bility to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers ;
  • the a bility to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment ;
  • a s trong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts ;
  • the a bility to successfully lead, develop and train a team ;
  • the a bility to creatively and effectively problem-solve and manage projects ;
  • p roficient 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/or
  • C.E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) a plus.

Learn more about UMass Memorial Medical Center-Memorial Campus at

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.

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.

What We Offer:

Sodexo offers fair and equitable compensation, partially determined by a candidate's education level or years of relevant experience. While the budgeted range for the position is posted, Sodexo salary offers are based on a candidate's specific criteria, like experience, skills, education and training.

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 - Bachelor's Degreeor 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.

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