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Ready for a work-life balance that you can't always achieve in restaurants or catering environments?

Sodexo is seeking a Catering Sous Chef for a high profile corporate client located in Plainsboro, NJ. We are looking for an experienced culinarian who is ready to take the next step in their career. In this role you will report to the Executive Chef, while supporting the onsite catering business at the location.

This role is primarily Monday-Friday, mostly daytime hours, however it will also require the individual to have the flexibility to support catering needs as they arise.

In this role you will:

  • manage the daily food production needs and work as a hands-on chef in the kitchen
  • ensure Sodexo's culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance
  • develop menus and manage inventory
  • develop and train frontline employees
  • maintain food and safety logs
  • knowledge of Sodexo Food Management System (FMS) is preferred.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background, with demonstrated experience staying current with culinary trends
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with a deep focus on superior customer service
  • previous experience working in a high-volume facility/setting such as restaurants, banquet halls, or busy corporate dining settings
  • experience maintaining health and safety logs and knowledge of food safety requirements
  • strong understanding of financials (labor and materials cost)
  • a passion for food and innovation

Why Sodexo?

  • Vacation, Personal and Sick Time
  • Medical Benefits beginning date of hire
  • 401K and Roth IRA with company match eligible

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.

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 - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Application Instructions

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