Job Description

At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you'll build a career where 'everyday' is anything but normal. Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring your personality, your background and your desire to delight others. In return, we'll give you all you need to thrive. After giving it all, you'll return home knowing that you've played your part in creating a truly unforgettable moment.

Location: We are seeking an experienced Executive Chef I for the Indiana Convention Center.

Principal Function:

An Executive Chef is charged with maximizing the productivity of the culinary staff, as well as managing the executive sous chef and sous chefs who are directly below them in the culinary chain of command. The Executive Chef will train and manage culinary personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities; estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food; select and develop recipes; standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality; establish presentation technique and quality standards; plan and price menus; ensure proper equipment operation/ maintenance; and ensure proper safety and sanitation in kitchen. The Executive Chef may oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrate culinary techniques.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Lead the culinary management team to manage all aspects of food preparation, product handling, equipment utilization and food safety.
  • Analyze business volume and product usage daily.
  • Participate in the Development and Implementation of Business Strategies.
  • Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary team by example.

Qualifications/Skills:

Required:

  • Minimum of 10 years in a culinary leadership position with increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Minimum of 5 years leading a culinary operation with at least 5 revenue centers.
  • Minimum of 3 years leading a culinary operation with annual revenues in excess of $10mm.
  • Ability to promote and participate in a team environment.
  • Familiar with working in a unionized environment.
  • Ability to understand written and oral direction and to communicate same with others.
  • AOS or higher Degree from a postsecondary culinary arts training program or equivalent professional certification.

Preferred:

  • BA/BS Business or Hospitality Degree from an accredited college or university.
  • ACF Certified Executive Chef I or ACF Certified Culinary Administrator.

Other Requirements:

  • Able to work effectively and safely while subject to wet floors, temperature extremes and excessive noise; must be able to lift up to 50 pounds in weight; must be able to maneuver in an often tightly-quartered environment.
  • Hours may be extended or irregular to include nights, weekends and holidays.

Venue Information: The Indiana Convention Center is a major convention center located in Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The Indiana Convention Center is located in the heart of the 12th largest city in the U.S., Indianapolis, Indiana. The original structure was completed in 1972 and has undergone five expansions. In total, there are 71 meeting rooms, 11 exhibit halls, and three multi-purpose ballrooms. Now one of the largest convention centers in America, the Indiana Convention Center is connected by skywalks to more hotel rooms than any other city in the nation. Also linked to the center is a four-story urban shopping mall, surrounded by more than 200 restaurants and clubs, well-known sports venues, and a 10-block state park that features top museums, green space and a convenient canal walk.

Sodexo Live! Information: At Sodexo Live!, we take pride in crafting exceptional events at the most prestigious venues on the planet and creating lasting memories for fans, visitors, guests and team members. Working with Sodexo Live! is more than a job; it's a chance to be part of something greater. Here, you'll build a career where 'everyday' is anything but normal. Sodexo Live! is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

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