Job Description

Job Listing: Concessions Sous Chef

Nothing beats the power of being at a live event. That's why we're proud to announce the launch of Sodexo Live!, our brand dedicated to the sports, events, and hospitality industry. We concentrate all of our skills, insight, and experience into one brand that instinctively knows how to make the most of every moment. Let's go Live! together.

Location: We are seeking an experienced Concessions Sous Chef for the Lake Placid Conference Center & Herb Brooks Arena.


The Lake Placid Conference & Olympic Center is in beautiful Lake Placid, NY. Home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games. Hosting multiple hockey tournaments including the ECAC Men's Hockey Tournament, Youth Hockey Tournaments as well as multiple Catering Events throughout the year.

Principal Function:

The Sous Chef is part of the operations management team in Sodexo Live! This position will be driving our fast food and upscale Concessions culinary department. The Sous Chef assures that foods are prepared using fundamental cooking techniques.

The Sous Chef directs all aspects of food service production and service, ensuring that approved food safety and sanitation guidelines are followed within our Culinary department and beyond. The Sous Chef directly supervises the preparation and production of the unit's menus and manages all related kitchens.

The Sous Chef is responsible for training, mentoring, and helping to develop other Culinarians, and for monitoring and organizing the flow of activity within the kitchen in a way that complements and supports the overall operation.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Executive Chef with managing cost controls and control expenditures for the account.
  • Assist with the management of multiple food concepts.
  • Assists the Executive Chef with planning and creating menus for the concession concepts
  • Produces and execute events and outside events.
  • Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with Company marketing and culinary team
  • Ensure Kitchen Safety and Sanitation conforms to all Sodexo Live! regulatory, and governmental standards to provide a safe workplace producing high quality food products.
  • Contribute to goal of 100% customer satisfaction through personal commitment to customer service and leading the culinary concessions team by example.



  • Minimum of 2 years in a food preparation position.
  • A.S. or equivalent experience
  • Some progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
  • Catering experience a plus
  • High volume, complex food service operations experience - highly desirable
  • Institutional and batch cooking experiences helpful
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Must be experienced with computers; including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Outlook, E-mail, and the Internet
  • Must be willing to participate in client satisfaction programs/activities
  • ServSafe certified - highly desirable
  • Ability to promote and participate in a team environment.
  • Ability to understand written and oral directions and to communicate with others.

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.

Thank you for expressing interest in employment with Sodexo Live!. While only those candidates considered for this position will be contacted, your resume will remain on file for 90 days.

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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