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

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for the dining operations at Meth-Wick Community located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Meth-Wick is a longstanding Sodexo partner with over 30 years of service. This beautiful retirement community is a rare jewel in the midst of Cedar Rapids offering Independent and Assisted Living, Memory Care, and Health Care Services. This position will oversee food service operations for primarily the Independent and Assisted Living residents.

If you have a passion for food, culinary concepts and you have a flair for customer service than we are looking for you! The Executive Chef will report to the General Manager and manage a staff of approximately 45 hourly employees.

The successful candidate will:

  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for residents: Catering, production, 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; previous fine dining, hotel or senior living experience preferred;
  • 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 is a plus.

Learn more about Meth-Wick Community

Sodexo offers a full array of benefits that start on your 1st day! Benefits include: generous paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401k and access to ongoing training and developmental programs, tuitions 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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