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

Sodexo Senior Living is seeking an Executive Chef 2, for potential new business located in the region of Montclair, New Jersey. The ideal candidate will have a strong culinary background with knowledge of special diets and purees. Typical shift will be 11:00am - 7:30pm, may vary with every other weekend coverage.

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. This position starts with 15 days paid vacation, 3 personal days and 8 holidays.

The successful candidate will:

  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for the dining services: Catering, Retail menu, production, puree standardization, 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;
  • Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
  • implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and dining services; and/or
  • create interpersonal relationships with clients onsite.

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

  • a strong culinary background, with knowledge of special diets and purees;
  • strong management skills with proven ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team;
  • experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset;
  • proven to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers;
  • the ability to multitask and proven effectiveness in a high-standards driven environment;
  • a strong understanding of forecasting, food cost management, purchasing, inventory and labor management concepts;
  • 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.

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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