Davenport, IA, United States
Food Services, Hospitality, Chef
Mar 09, 2023
Have a craving for a new culinary career? Look no further!
**Relocation Assistance Provided**
Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef for St. Ambrose University located in Davenport, IA. St. Ambrose University is a part of the Quad Cities \u2013 a bi-state (Iowa and Illinois) metropolitan area situated on the only major stretch of the Mississippi River that runs from east to west. The university resident dinning serves 1600 students as well as food court, coffee shop and conference center.
The Chef will lead daily catering operations on the campus. The Chef will be responsible for all aspects of campus catering from coordinating event details with the client to event execution. Events can range in size from small coffee service to large dinner parties, receptions, fundraisers, orientations, picnics and upscale functions. The Chef will also be responsible for food quality and execution in the Food Court.
The ideal candidate will have: hands-on college/university catering supervision experience or similar \u2013 experience training and leading a cooking staff \u2013 experience managing all types of catering and banquet events \u2013 excellent client relation and service skills.
The successful candidate will:
be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting;
ensure Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented;
have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations;
ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or
have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems.
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 culinary standards;
strong coaching and employee development skills; and have a passion for food and innovation.
Learn more about St. Ambrose University at https://www.sau.edu/At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo\u2019s Benefits.Not the job for you? We offer Food Service Management positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Food Service Management jobs.Working for Sodexo:At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great career in food service management. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance and continuing education opportunities, you\u2019ll enjoy an improved quality of life that\u2019s 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.
Provides culinary leadership within a small 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 executionKey Duties-Executes the culinary function-Customer & Client satisfaction-Manages food & physical safety program.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experienceBasic Management Experience - 2 years Basic Functional Experience \u2013 1 year 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.
Website : http://sodexousa.com