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Do you thrive in a fast-paced kitchen environment? Grow your culinary career in a management position with Sodexo!

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 for Mount Auburn Hospital, located in Cambridge, MA. Mount Auburn is a teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and their mission is to improve the health of the residents of Cambridge and its surrounding communities.

This account is a busy, high volume food service department focused on achieving the highest level of customer satisfaction. In this role, you will be directing and participating in all daily operations for our full-service commercial kitchen that provides onsite catering, At Your Request patient room service, cafeteria service, and production for a small coffee shop. The Exec Chef 3 will supervise a team of hourly culinary and utility team members. This is a Monday - Friday position.

The successful candidate will:

  • supervise and effectively lead a team of up to 20 hourly employees
  • maintain chef/manager schedules; provide shift coverage when needed
  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for hospital
  • create and standardize new menus; manage inventory to keep up with demand
  • implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services
  • be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates;
  • conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings and be responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books
  • develop effective interpersonal relationships with clients and customers

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

  • a culinary background that showcases an ability to stay current with new and innovative culinary trends
  • at least (3) years food management experience with a focus on retail operation
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with a focus on maintaining the highest of standards
  • a strong production culinary background, ideally in a corporate, campus, catering and/or upscale restaurant environment
  • menu planning and inventory management experience
  • a solid understanding of food safety and sanitation guidelines - Servsafe certified preferred, and working knowledge of HACCP; experience with Health and Safety audits

To learn more about Mount Auburn Hospital, please visit

Employees who work at this location are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a term and condition of employment, absent a legally required exception, and are required to report their vaccination status and upload proof of vaccination via an online portal.

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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Working for Sodexo:
At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

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.

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a large sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution.
Key Duties
- Implements & coordinates the culinary function.
- Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.
- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.
- Manages catering & retail areas.
- Customer & Client satisfaction.
- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.
- Manages food & physical safety programs.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 3 years

Basic Functional Experience - 3 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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