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Passionate about culinary arts? A great opportunity awaits you! We are looking for someone with Regional Chef experience in the Midwest area to join our team.

**Bonus Eligible**

This position will travel > 75% and support multiple accounts within the district.

Sodexo is seeking someone with Regional Chef experience for our Corporate Services clients in the Midwest.. States will include but not limited to IL, MN, and WI. This is a hands-on Chef role requiring previous experience managing multiple locations at once.

Sodexo is seeking a creative, open-minded Culinary, Senior Manager in Midwest area. This predominantly strategic, hands on as needed culinary leadership role is critical in supporting growth in the Midwest. Our goal is to become the premier onsite 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.

This role that will focus initially on elevating, launching and growing our business in the Midwest with the capability to scale the region. In this role, you will partner with senior leadership in developing our overall strategy to be best in class food and culinary programming. As a proven leader with a demonstrated commitment to excellence, you will play a key role in setting and implementing culinary standards, supporting client relations and guidance ranging from amazing food to best-in-class execution, training, costing and production.

Is this opportunity right for you? The ideal Culinary, Senior Manager has:

  • Deep knowledge of local and regional products and cuisine styles with the ability to translate innovative ideas into unique menu items and recipes
  • Experience managing multiple locations, with the strong ability to foster relationships and direct teams to support our vision, mission, and additional market growth
  • Strong leader who effectively manages, leads, and communicates with the team and key stakeholders
  • Demonstrates proven results with food costs, labor costs, controllable expenses, targets, and goal setting
  • Can think strategically and systematically with the capability to articulate both

The ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Develop comprehensive culinary solutions for our clients – this includes collaborating with senior leaders and Business Development to grow Sodexo Corporate Services business in the assigned market
  • Manage and develop exceptional client relations and ensure the product offerings solutions align with client needs
  • Create a positive can do attitude and sense of urgency for our guests, clients and colleagues

Why Sodexo?

  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • Medical Benefits beginning date of hire
  • 401K and Roth IRA with company match eligible.

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.

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

Serves as a subject matter expert for the Division relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery and culinary services. Typically aligned with a Senior Vice President or Vice President and supports that geography.

Key Duties
-Ensures compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of standards and other regulatory requirements, as well as with Sodexo's templates and standards for customer service. Provide expert advice and guidance relating to standards and practices for food production, delivery, inventory management, and culinary services. Provide operational support to existing and prospective client accounts.

-Support a Division with deployment of account business plans to enhance customer service, facility layout and design, account profitability and retention, and client and customer satisfaction. Provide initial design consulting and conceptual design services to internal and external clients. Support the implementation of new unit openings, including the development and administration of training plans.

-Supports the sales process by assisting with operations and costing analyses, and by providing technical support in the development of service proposals. Ensure that area meets specific targets for reduction of food cost through implementation of food production systems and purchasing compliance.
Ensure that area meets specific targets for implementation of purchasing/product compliance and product rationalization.

-Lead the installation of the Food Management Process.
Train others following the installation of the Food Management Process to reinforce new management behaviors. Communicate the Division’s retail strategy and provide input to area leadership on its implementation within a region. Conduct unit operational assessments and financial analyses. Visit and inspect current accounts, providing objective feedback based on operational standards and ensure contractual and regulatory compliance. Recommends changes in operations based on standards, identify appropriate resources, and assist in implementation plans. Conduct inspection tours of facilities to provide information needed to develop a proposal for prospective clients.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 years of experience in operations

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

Application Instructions

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