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Sodexo School Food Services has an opportunity for an experienced Chef Manager to support East Aurora Public Schools, K-12 School district located in the Aurora, Il. This account is innovative, progressive with strong Student Well Being initiatives. The Chef Manager will report directly to our General Manager and manage approximately 30-40 hourly employees. We are looking for candidates with a background in large volume food production, strong financial acumen, and strong knowledge of back-of-house operations.

The best qualified candidate will have strong communication skills, be highly organized; detail oriented and have the ability to delegate effectively. Responsible for overseeing multiple schools within the district, staff training and development, catering functions.

Seeking candidates with previous experience with National School Lunch/Breakfast programs, along with knowledge of current USDA regulations a plus. If you have strong financial and analytical skills, quality food operational skills, and proven interpersonal skills, this may be the opportunity for you. This is a great position for someone looking for a better work-life balance while having the opportunity to grow their career within Sodexo!

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 and excellence,
  • ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance and procedures; and/or
  • have working knowledge of food inventory systems, ordering, production, and management systems.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who:

  • have high quality food service experience in high volume, premier culinary environment,
  • have a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends,
  • have a work history demonstrating strong employee engagement leadership skills, as well as previous supervisory experience and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • have a passion for food and innovation.
  • can manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, manage coaching and employee development skills; and/or
  • demonstrate working knowledge of DRIVE, The Market Connection (TMC) and proficient in computer skills and report management experience. This does not apply to external candidates.

Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service 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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