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Sodexo is seeking an experienced Executive Chef 3 for the beautiful campus of University of Texas in Tyler, located in piney woods of the east Texas community of Tyler, TX. Relocation assistance is provided. This is a large account with 9 sub units, and +5M in managed volume which includes concessions and catering services. UT Tyler is in the 7th year of a 10YR contract with plans on continuous growth.

The Resident Dining Executive Chef will have total culinary responsibilities including the overall menu development and execution, food cost management, training of culinary staff and overseeing the food safety program with a focus on excellent customer experience.

Success in this role and in the relationship will require you to:

  • Be innovative every day
  • Large scale production
  • Have an eye for high end restaurant quality food
  • Have a strong focus on customer service
  • Ability to work flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed
  • Build a strong culinary team

The ideal candidate has:

  • A strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies
  • Strong management skills
  • High volume experience in Resident Dining and Catering

The University of Texas in Tyler is part of the internationally-renowned University of Texas System. UT Tyler offers excellence and the advantages of a comprehensive public university well known in the University of Texas system, with leading programs in nursing, business, engineering, arts and sciences, pharmacy, pre-med and teacher education. With an enrollment of over 9,500 students as of fall 2023, the university was recently recognized one of the fastest growing universities in the University of Texas System. Located east of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, approximately 100 miles from downtown Dallas, the university attracts traditional resident students from the Metroplex and also from other communities of throughout the state of Texas. UT Tyler has one of the largest international student population in the UT system.

Sodexo has maintained a strong client relationship for many years with a growing Dining Services program and definite opportunity for growth within the unit and Sodexo.


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 - 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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