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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.

**This position offers a predominately Monday - Friday work schedule!**

Sodexo is seeking a creative Culinary, Senior Manager based out of Chicago, IL and surrounding suburbs. This culinarian will lead teams in IL, MN and WI. This predominantly strategic, hands on as needed culinary leadership role is critical in supporting growth in the Midwest. We seek a strong culinary leader with a proven commitment to excellence, teamwork, and collaboration to help us achieve our vision.

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:

  • Participate in the sales process for potential new business
  • 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.


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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