Job Description

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Inspire students through food, teach them what’s possible through sustainable resources.

Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef at Portsmouth Abbey School. Portsmouth Abbey School is a coeducational, Catholic Benedictine boarding and day school located just 7 miles from Newport and 25 miles from Providence, RI. Portsmouth Abbey School serves students in grades 9-12, with 245 boarding students and 115 day students. This highly interactive position will report directly to the General Manager and works closely with the management and hourly team on menu development, resident relations, employee training, and innovative dining activities with students. Portsmouth Abbey School also hosts numerous school events throughout the year offering an opportunity for the executive chef to show creative culinary expertise and offer continuous innovation.

As Executive Chef, you will be recognized as the technical expert, teacher and trainer for other chefs and cooks within this unit. This role oversees all culinary staff. We are seeking an Executive Chef who has a passion for culinary excellence and enjoys working in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. The Executive Chef is responsible for hands-on culinary planning and catering food production. Additional duties include overseeing food purchasing, monitoring production levels and inventory controls, recipe compliance, implementing and training HACCP, interviewing and hiring new chefs, managing/controlling food and labor cost issues and offering solutions when needed.

The ideal Executive Chef candidate will possess:

  • Experience in a culinary leadership capacity in a high-volume, quality-focused operation with large-scale cooking and food production experience.
  • Experience in managing and developing successful teams.
  • Proven track record of maintaining high standards with regard to sanitation, quality and guest satisfaction.
  • Proven track record of leading and driving systems and processes within a high volume food environment.
  • Be a food-focused, customer service professional with great communications skills and drive.
  • Creativity with food; the ability to think out of the box to “wow” our clients.
  • Culinary degree preferred.
  • Previous experience running $1M or more in revenue volume


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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