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Are you a strong culinary leader that can jump into the mix of things and leave a lasting impact at all levels? Are you looking for an exciting position to grow your career and mentor frontline culinary staff to grow theirs? Like to take on new challenges and impact the quality of student dining experience? If so, this might be the position for you!

Sodexo Campus Dining is seeking a Resident Dining Executive Chef at very longstanding partnership account Colorado Mesa University, in Grand Junction, CO. Sodexo operates all the dining operations on campus which include Student / Resident Dining, Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Einstein’s Bagels, C-store, and Catering.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE is offered for this exciting opportunity!

This inspiring role will report directly to the Executive Chef and serve as a strong resource supporting our campus and the opportunity to support other accounts in our district.

Can you bring the WOW factor to our campus dining program serving thousands of healthy meals per day? High volume dining that allows for innovation and creativity! The passion to serve great food while managing food cost within budget is a must. Food safety and sanitation are key priorities. Managing Food Management Systems/Apps is critical for this role!

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 passion to lead and to develop / motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations
  • Ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance
  • Have working knowledge of automated food management systems for inventory, ordering, production and management systems

Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following skills?

  • Previous success managing high-volume quality food production
  • Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the customer/client experience
  • Proven Culinary knowledge: purchasing, inventory, production schedules and Food & Beverage Cost controls
  • Enjoy interacting with students, faculty and key stakeholders; being the face of Sodexo Campus Dining


Successful candidates will be able to work well with others, build strong rapport, possess accountability & adaptability skills, adept in the art of influence without authority, able to think critically on their feet. If this sounds like you then do not wait to apply!

Targeted Salary is $60,000 - $70,000 - RELO is available!

Why Sodexo? 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.
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management specializing in Catering. 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.

Enjoy Some Major Holidays and campus breaks OFF!

Why Sodexo in Grand Junction?

Located in beautiful Grand Junction Colorado The area's climate is much more temperate than the rest of the state, which lends itself to year-round adventures like hiking, biking and even golfing. While other Colorado destinations are covered in snow, winters in Grand Junction remain relatively dry. Comfortable hiking and biking combined with the area’s expansive trail network provide options you can’t find anywhere else. It’s just a 45-minute drive to skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing at 10,000-plus feet of elevation. All of this makes the city a perfect playground for experiencing two seasons of sports at once. Come discover a different side of Colorado in Grand Junction.


If you are looking for a hometown feel with all the amenities of outdoor fun, this may be the job for you! APPLY TODAY!

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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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience – 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

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

Application Instructions

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