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Executive Chef 3

Company: Sodexo
Location: Hershey
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Job Description:

With your leadership excellence, you're ready to move up to the next level!Sodexo is looking for an Executive Chef 3Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 for a New Sodexo Account at Hershey Medical Center in Hershey PA! The position will be responsible for 40 employees at this 637 bed, 10 million dollar plus managed budget account. In this highly visible lead role, you will direct and participate in all of the daily food contract operations for their full-service Cafe, Catering, Vending and (AYR) At your Request Patient Meal delivery services. Retail concepts include Sodexo Brands, Starbucks, Au Bon Pain, Sodexo "Bite" app as well as several micro-markets.Responsibilities will include: working with unit financials/budgets, HR functions, marketing, strategic planning, maintaining quality assurance and compliance, training, cash management and direct client interaction.The best qualified candidate will be food safety certified/HACCP knowledge, experience with ordering food and supplies, food production skills, ability to manage a team of BOH staff, ability to control food and labor costs, catering experience, excellent client and customer interactions skills and the ability to work a flexible schedule.The successful candidate will:

  • implement and standardize all culinary systems and procedures for hospital: Catering, Retail menus, LTO'S, STG, Mindful, garnishing, panning charts, production, puree standardization, FMS sheets, inventory control, HACCP, cleaning schedules, staffing plans, presentation and quality of food, kitchen cleanliness, safety, etc. Sodexo standards will be the benchmark;
  • FMS: monitoring, Audits, implementation and standardization for new menus;
  • be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates;
  • Gold Check audits: conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings. Responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books;
  • Procurement: Work with vendors on procurement items. Responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
  • continue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations;
  • 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;
      • high end catering and dining experience and a passion for culinary arts;
      • a strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment;
      • experience leading and engaging a culinary team, with exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skill-set;
      • menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends;
      • proven to effectively communicate to multiple audiences and develop strong relationships with customers;
      • 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;
      • creative and effective problem-solving and project management skills;
      • proficient computer skills as well as exceptional organizational and customer services skills;
      • Servsafe certified as well as working knowledge of HACCP and experience with Health and Safety audits; and/or
      • C.E.C. (Certified Executive Chef) a plus.Provides culinary leadership within a large sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution. Key Duties- Implements & coordinates the culinary function. - Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.- Manages catering & retail areas.- Customer & Client satisfaction.- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.- Manages food & physical safety programs. Job 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.

Keywords: Sodexo, Reading , Executive Chef 3, Hospitality & Tourism , Hershey, Pennsylvania

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