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Executive Chef 1

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Careers Center | Executive Chef 1
  • Executive Chef 1

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    Relocation Type
    Yes - According to Grade
    Employment Status
  • Unit Description

    Sodexo Campus Dining has an opportunity for a salaried Catering Executive Chef (Executive Chef 1) for Colorado Mesa University. This campus encompasses 86 acres in the heart of Grand Junction, CO.   This is a growing campus where food operations include resident dining for 2000 students, as well as retail food outlets and a dynamic growing catering program, currently over $950K a year. 


    Reporting to our Executive Chef 2, Catering Executive Chef  will primarily focus on hands-on catering production (90% in the kitchen) , with catering ranging from high end plated dinners/banquets, Presidential lunches, conference buffets, to high volume buffets.  We are seeking an organized culinarian who is familiar with current food trends, has excellent presentation skills and enjoys being engaged with the client, students and customer.**Key attributes for being our successful Executive Chef is to be a solid communicator and have the ability to interact with all levels from the University President and Board of Trustees to the front-line staff.


    The ideal candidate will have:

    • 2+ years of culinary management experience in campus dining, conference center, banquet,or fine dining - high volume/high end catering.
    • Strong hands on culinary skills and creativity in menu development and plate design/presentation.
    • Proven leadership ability.
    • Passion for food; self-starter attitude; desire to learn and grow.
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    • Culinary degree (preferred), but not mandatory.

    Why Sodexo at Colorado Mesa?

    Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year!  


    This position offers high visibility, career growth opportunities, and so much more! Sound like the opportunity you’ve been searching for? today to grow with Sodexo, a world leader in Quality of Life Services!


    Join the Sodexo Team at Colorado Mesa University!   Sodexo University Dining is committed to enhancing the learning environment on campus through world-class food services and we welcome you to join our team with this exciting career opportunity  


    To learn more about Colorado Mesa University, please visit http://www.coloradomesa.edu/.





    Position Summary

    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 execution
    Key Duties
    -Executes the culinary function
    -Customer & Client satisfaction
    -Manages food & physical safety program.


    Qualifications & Requirements

    Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree
    Basic Management Experience - 2 years
    Basic Functional Experience – 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.




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