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Sodexo is seeking a Chef Manager for Our Lady of the Lake Childrens Hospital located in Baton Rouge, LA. The Chef Manager will manage all culinary operations for this medical center including patient feeding, retail areas, and catering. The Chef Manager will be a dynamic team player with a strong background in safety, sanitation, and managing frontline staff and developing teams in a culinary environment.

The Chef Manager will be responsible for daily front of the house and back of the house activities, including coordination of employee scheduling, employee engagement, training, supply/product ordering, inventory management and assistance with financial performance, menu development, some cash handling, and menu creation. This position will partner with the General Manager to assure that both front and back of the house operations are ran smoothly.

This position is primarily Monday-Friday with rotating weekends. The salary range is competitive and based on experience with a rich benefits package that kicks in day 1!

Learn more about Our Lady of the Lake Childrens Hospital, Children’s Hospital | Our Lady of the Lake | Baton Rouge, LA (

Key Duties:

  • Executes the culinary function.
  • Customer & Client satisfaction.
  • Handles administrative functions.
  • High Volume Catering and Employee Training for cooking, presentation and catering skills.
  • Food Orders, Menu development, Food cost monitoring and Program enhancements for students.
  • Occasional nights (Board Dinners) and a few high-end receptions.
  • Summer program 2 week rotation of managers.

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.

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K, 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, Campus Services, 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.

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.

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