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You believe in an open, inclusive culture where everyone can thrive. Lead a team where engagement, productivity and innovation are born in this environment.

Sodexo University Dining is seeking an innovative Campus Executive Chef 2 for our longstanding partnership with Western Colorado University in beautiful Gunnison, CO, situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

A Chef position with excellent benefits AND Work Life Balance? It is real and it is nestled in the heart of the Colorado mountains with excellent hiking, world class skiing and outdoor activities, our growing University is located near Mount Crested Butte.

Relocation Assistance is available for this exciting opportunity!

Reporting to our General Manager, our ideal Executive Chef candidate will have professional polish and help to manage our expanding dining operations. We enjoy solid relationships with clients, students and our Sodexo team in a new university center environment hosting platform dining stations designed to delight over 700 students with culinary innovations! With a great small-town atmosphere and a free bus ride to Crested Butte, the successful candidate will enjoy work life Balance in this outdoor enthusiast's paradise! Click Here to Learn More About Our Campus

Are You the One? The ideal candidate has:

  • 3 – 5 years high volume culinary background – from campus, hospital, large corporate or restaurant environments.
  • 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
  • Innovative catering background
  • Strong management skills and a successful track record as a trainer/mentor.

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

  • Manage the daily food production including production planning and controls
  • Ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • Manage food costing, controls and compliance
  • Have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
  • Have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees
  • Have a passion for food and innovation
  • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens

Why Sodexo at Western Colorado University?

At Western Colorado University, we have a long standing relationship with the campus client, faculty and students. Sodexo leadership has proven culture of developing, training, mentoring staff for next level in their careers. Click here to learn more about Western Colorado University

Sound like the opportunity you have been seeking? APPLY TODAY to join the Sodexo Team at Western Colorado University!

Why choose Sodexo? Sodexo is a global company and is growing and opportunities to advance your career can grow too! You can contribute to the great work environment and culture, work collaboratively with the team, maintain a high level of customer service and satisfaction!

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

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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 - 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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