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Are you looking for an opportunity to raise the bar and take a catering culinary program to the next level?

Sodexo is seeking an innovative Catering Executive Chef 2 for one of our Flagship accounts at Liberty University, in Lynchburg, VA. Liberty University is one of the largest Christian Universities in the world with 15,000 on campus students. The Lynchburg campus serves about 9,000 residential students, 6,000 commuter students and 2000+ faculty/staff.

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Our Catering Executive Chef will provide high quality and diverse Catering services on a very busy campus with high profile events. LU Catering takes care of all events on campus from a very small intimate dining experience at the President’s home, serving 3,000+ guests at LU Athletics Flames Club events during football home games, and to a multitude of events during Commencement in May of each year for 20,000 guests on campus.

We are looking for a proactive, organized, hands-on candidate who is able to set standards, push innovation, and follow through on meeting those expectations for this position. The Catering Executive Chef must feel comfortable interacting with clients and students during events. They must be able to multitask and have a background from high-end food to the basic buffet. This Catering Executive Chef will need experience and knowledge of creating recipes for specific clients at a moment’s notice as well as costing and executing with a team to excel in this position.

Are You the One? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • a strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary and catering trends;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards;
  • strong coaching and employee development skills;
  • a passion for food and innovation.

Is this opportunity right for you? The successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and forecasting;
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations;
  • ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or
  • have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems.

Want to learn more about Sodexo at Liberty University? Go to: https://www.liberty.edu/residential/dining/

Sound like the career opportunity you have been looking for? APPLY TODAY and Join the Sodexo Team at Liberty University!

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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. You can create Work/Life balance and continue your culinary career growth!


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.


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.

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