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You are a culinary enthusiast. Knowing you’ve delivered on serving exceptional meals to guests means everything to you. It does for us, too.

Sodexo Corporate Services is seeking a dynamic and experienced Director, Culinary Services to be part of creating memorable dining experiences for our guests for a potential sale with a corporate client in Parsippany, NJ. This location has multiple concepts, the Director will be responsible for the oversight of our culinary team, innovation and creativity of our upscale dining program. We are seeking a Director with a varied background in culinary programs and fine-dining menus and execution. Our successful candidate will have both restaurant and contract food service experience. This position will oversee an Executive Chef and Chef Manager.

The successful candidate will:

  • Manage day to day operations, ordering, purchasing, managing labor.
  • Achieve company and client financial targets and goals.
  • Develop and maintain client and customer relationships.
  • Motivate, coach, mentor and develop managers, frontline (hourly) staff; and/or
  • Ensure Sodexo standards are met to include compliance with company food and physical safety programs.

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

  • 5+ years of experience as a Culinary Leader in a high-end hotel or fine-dining restaurant; aviation/lounge exp is a plus.
  • Have a broad culinary knowledge and sound financial and business acumen.
  • Have worked in a union environment.
  • Have a work history demonstrating strong leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with all levels of the organization.
  • Possess the ability to manage multiple priorities, demonstrate professional communication skills, and exhibit a passion for a high-level of customer service.
  • Exhibit flexibility to take on additional responsibilities as needed; and/or
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems as well as menu graphics programs.

This position offers a predominantly Monday through Friday, schedule.

Why Sodexo?

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

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

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years of experience in operations, marketing, or a related field.

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

Application Instructions

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