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Sodexo is seeking an Chef Manager - Campus Dining to support Harper College in Palatine, IL.

Harper College located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago in Palatine, IL is now one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving approximately 29,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. This account includes a licensed Starbucks and Subway store along with a "We Proudly Serve" coffee kiosk, a full service cafe, catering with occasional events at the presidents house.

A Chef Manager will be responsible for all food production, helping with menu concepts and partnerships with our clients and students. They will work in a team of 10-15 employees, a supervisor and a General Manager. This candidate will also be responsible for fostering and maintaining an exceptional relationship with the client and will develop a team to support all dining operations at Harper College!

This is a day shift opportunity (Monday - Friday) with occasional evenings and weekends to support catering and other events.

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/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;
  • 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.

You can learn more about our operations and business hours here - https://harpercollege.sodexomyway.com/

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.


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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Retail Management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance 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.


Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma or GED or equivalent
Basic Management Experience - 1 year

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Application Instructions

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