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Sodexo Universities is seeking a talented Executive Chef for Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley campus. CMC is a blend of beautiful mountain views and state of the art facilities in Glenwood Springs, CO - Our CMC Spring Valley Campus is located "Above the Roaring Fork Valley" just minutes away from some of the best fishing, hiking, climbing, and skiing between Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Colorado. We serve an adventuresome campus population of approximately 200 residents plus faculty, staff and commuters.


We operate CO Mountain College - nine months out of the year on campus, managing Student Dining operations and Catering, Our successful candidate will manage Resident Dining operations and pursue meaningful student engagement on campus. This position will have a focus on culinary creativity with excellent attention to detail to quality and presentation as well as safety and sanitation.

During the summer months, the Executive Chef will be the culinary leader on-site for the summer International Aspen Music Festival in Aspen for dining for the international students and high profile Catering.

Are you the One? The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting - strong technology experience using food management systems.
  • 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
  • Have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production, and management systems

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

  • 2-3 years experience as a Chef or Executive Chef - managing the kitchen - ordering/inventory/menu development.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the Safety and culinary standards
  • Strong coaching and employee development skills
  • Have a passion for food and mentoring, as well as being the face of Sodexo's culinary program in Student Dining.
  • Have desire for ongoing professional development goals - potentially moving in to overall campus operations management.
  • Have a valid Drivers License - part of the role will be driving on and off site for catering.

Target Salary Range is $60,000 - 70,000! Great benefits and career growth opportunities! Sound like the career opportunity you have been looking for? APPLY TODAY and join the Sodexo Team!

To learn more about Colorado Mountain College – Spring Valley campus – and the beauty of the outdoors visit:

To learn more about Aspen Music Festival - visit:

Note: This position requires ability to drive campus vehicles for offsite catering, Drivers License is required.

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.

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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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