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Let your passion for people and food be the driver of your success.

The Good Eating Company is looking for a Catering Executive Chef to join our team at one of our high-profile account in Palo Alto, California. This is a hands-on culinary role that will focus on the continued growth of our catering department. Our goal is to become the premier workplace hospitality brand in North America. We are obsessed with local products, culture, hospitality, great food and being best in class. We seek a strong culinary leader with a proven commitment to excellence, teamwork, and collaboration to help us achieve our vision.

About the Catering Operation

Our events range from Continental Breakfasts, Lunches to snack delivery, to 5 course plated meals for the CEO and Executives.

We are looking for Catering Executive Chef with great communication and training skills. This is a high-level catering culinary role that will be hands-on to support all operations at the account. The Catering Executive Chef will manage a culinary team of hourly employees, will be responsible for menu creation, meeting with potential clients, ordering, and inventory.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for a Catering Chef who:

  • Ensures all food always looks and tastes great and is visually appetizing when served
  • Are strong all-round culinary ability and strong craft skills in all areas of professional cookery, including; main courses; salads; sauce work; and pastry and baking
  • Have a strong knowledge of food and able to cook using multiple styles of cuisine Recognizing and reacting to contemporary trends in catering
  • Use of correct food terminology and cooking methods
  • Constantly looking for new recipes and new ideas and initiatives that will improve both the quality of food and service as a whole
  • Play a key role and enthusiastically mentors culinary personnel

The Good Eating Company - A simple philosophy; Setting the definitive standard in workplace hospitality. We believe that hospitality and amazing fresh food is highly impactful to fostering an engaged and happy team. We are passionate about producing unique, local, sustainable, inspiring, and well-balanced menus daily. We work in partnership with our clients to create interactive spaces, which are hospitable, relaxed, and stylish that become the heart of their workplace.

This position offers a traditional Business & Industry, Predominately Monday - Friday schedule, but may include some evenings and weekends for events.

Accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation per year (first year pro-rated based on date of hire). Medical Benefits beginning date of hire, and 401K with company match eligible.


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.


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.

Application Instructions

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