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As an aspiring Chef you want to enhance the lives of others.

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking an Exeutive Chef 2 to join our team at Knollwood, a 300 resident military continuing care retirement community located in Washington DC, near Chevy Chase, Maryland. This is a highly visible position and will interface with the residents on a daily basis.

The successful candidate will:

  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for residents: Catering, Mindful, garnishing, panning charts, production, puree standardization, FMS sheets, inventory control, HACCP, cleaning schedules, staffing plans, presentation and quality of food, kitchen cleanliness, safety, etc. Sodexo standards will be the benchmark;
  • FMS: monitoring, Audits, implementation and standardization for new menus;
  • be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates;
  • Gold Check audits: conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings. Responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books;
  • Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
  • improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs;
  • create interpersonal relationships with client and residents.

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

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset;
  • menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends;
  • a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts;
  • the ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team;
  • proficient computer skills as well as exceptional organizational and customer services skills;
  • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits; and
  • Culinary degree and/or a C.E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) is a plus.

Learn more about Knollwood

Employees who work in Healthcare and Seniors are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal.

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 - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience - 2 years
Basic Functional Experience - 2 years 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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