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Bring your creative talents to new heights with Sodexo Live! at JFK Airport.

Sodexo Live! Airport Lounge Segment has an opportunity to join our premium airport lounge team at the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. This Executive Chef will be based out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK).

In this role, you will provide oversight and support of the culinary operations within this private airport lounge. You will be responsible for culinary training, roll outs, menu compliance/adjustments, adherence to culinary standards and HACCP/safety in the clubs, which features la carte-style dining for elite guests. We are seeking a talented individual who will commit to the challenges of creating and delivering a culinary-driven, fine-dining experience within a thoughtfully designed travel oasis. The ideal chef will have a culinary degree as well as eclectic menu knowledge and fine-dining ala carte experience. This is a hands-on chef role requiring previous experience managing upscale food production.

Enjoy weekends off with a typical schedule of 1pm-10pm.

The ideal candidate will have experience with:

  • culinary training experience;
  • training and mentoring kitchen staff;
  • working in small/limited kitchen spaces/equipment, as well as full kitchens;
  • culinary management experience within hotels or upscale restaurants;
  • culinary systems knowledge and expertise;
  • high-level client interaction and reporting; and/or
  • recipe compliance, menu writing, culinary standards and a will possess a wide culinary range.

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 culinary standards;
  • strong coaching and employee development skills; and/or
  • a passion for food and innovations.

BENEFITS: 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. **Paid airport parking.

Learn more about our Airline Lounges: Click Here

Away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, the airport lounges are dedicated spaces for elite passengers to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy chef created dishes or order from the full-service bar which serves premium wine and spirits.


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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