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Do you possess strong leadership skills and enjoy managing people, processes and projects? Join a team with a global footprint and reputation for outstanding service!

Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital:Stanford Health located in Palo Alto, CA. This Hospital is an academic medical institution of Stanford University School of Medicine and has been ranked as the top children's Hospital in Northern California and one of America's best.

The Executive Chef will direct and support all food and nutrition services and will be the face of the department. The Chef will be a dynamic team player with a background in high-volume food operations in a healthcare setting. If you are an experienced leader with experience in directing food service operations and culinary insight in a Healthcare setting, apply now!

The successful candidate will:

  • directly manage retail, patient feeding, catering and oversight of purchasing
  • maintain chef/manager schedules; cover chefs/manager schedule as needed;
  • monitor, audit, implement and standardize new menus;
  • work with vendors on procurement items; be responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
  • improve and standardize catering and banquet services, create menus based on client needs;
  • implement innovative and fresh ideas in retail, catering and patient services; and/or
  • create interpersonal relationships with clients in hospital.

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;
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • strong management skills and previous experience working in a high-volume facility;
  • 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;
  • the ability to successfully lead, develop and train a team;
  • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits.

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.


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.

Application Instructions

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