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You are inspired by great ingredients and creative cooking. At Sodexo, we bring these together for culinary innovation!

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 to join our multi-service team at Williamsburg Landing in Williamsburg, VA. This premier Life Plan Community is nestled on over 100 wooded acres and provides Residents an active lifestyle with upscale amenities and comprehensive health services. The Sodexo culinary team operates multiple kitchens and dining venues serving 500+ residents daily.

As the Executive Chef you oversee the daily operations of the kitchen/food production, managing employees, food & labor costs controls, catered events, quality standards, and self-audits for the HACCP process. This hands-on chef role requires previous experience managing upscale food production in a fine dining, premiere senior living or country club setting.

The successful candidate will:

  • work to develop and grow the menu while managing and controlling food costs and offering high quality service to the residents;
  • be responsible for the oversight of residential dining services, as well as catering and special events;
  • be responsible for full financial oversight of the account, including budgeting and reporting;
  • provide technical training and expertise, coaching and leadership to the production team while working side by side in the operation as needed;
  • drive employee engagement and customer satisfaction through strong leadership skills;
  • ensure compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards;
  • meets (or exceeding) Sodexo standards of operations.

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

  • a strong culinary background with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends;
  • experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with a hands-on, innovative leadership approach to management;
  • a passion for a high-level of customer service with the ability to develop strong client relationships;
  • strong financial acumen and experience managing a food service operations budget;
  • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits;
  • Culinary degree is desired and a C.E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) is a plus.

Learn more at Williamsburg Landing

Sodexo offers a full array of excellent benefits that start on your 1st Day! Benefits include: generous paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness program.

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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