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Executive Chef 2

Virginia Beach, VA
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  • Executive Chef 2

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    Sodexo is seeking a Executive Chef 2 for our University account at Virginia Wesleyan University located in Virginia Beach, VA.  Join our team and our long term relationship with Virginia Wesleyan as we provide services through our resident dining program, a popular retail food court, and all catering and conference services on campus.

    Virginia Wesleyan's 300-acre campus is a beautiful oasis on the border of Virginia Beach and Norfolk. The College is in the middle of a bustling metropolitan area, the 37th largest in the nation, with more than 1.5 million people, yet we're only 20 minutes from the beach. We're ideally located for education, travel, internship and employment opportunities, as well as social and recreational activities. Chances are you'll find whatever you're looking for right here.
    Welcome to Coastal Virginia, a diverse and vibrant region rich in history, culture, natural resources, and thriving industry. Virginia Wesleyan College is situated on the border of the cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Virginia just miles from the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy the nightlife and the history of downtown Norfolk and walk the cobblestone streets where young patriots dreamed up a bold new country. Live beside one of the world's largest pleasure beaches where biking, surfing, fishing and sunbathing are everyday events.
    Join our experienced management team and help us deliver the highest level of service to our students , our client partners and our catering and conference community .

    The Executive Chef will oversee all aspects of food production for Resident Dining , Retail and Catering and Conference Services. Events ranging from basic catering, to summer conferences, to high-end plated dinners to banquets, specialty events and fundraising events.  Looking for a creative, food focused individual with talent for presentation who is detail oriented, offers great customer service focus, and strong communication skills. 




    The ideal candidate will:

    • have 3+ years of culinary experience including high end, high profile and special event catering.  Experience in resort, conference center or hotel banquet background also a plus. 
    • have extensive formal culinary training .
    • have a strong focus on food quality, and display a knack for presentation, finesse and inspiration.
    • be versed in culinary functions, menu development, food and labor cost control, food safety and sanitation.
    • Demonstrate superior interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain professional, positive working relationships with multiple clients, liaisons, customers, employees, supervisors and vendors.
    • Exhibit strong communication skills and will be able to articulate ideas, thoughts, opinions, professionally and clearly within all levels of client and Sodexo's organizations.
    • strong time management skills and will be able to juggle multiple priorities.

    Sound like the management opportunity you have been waiting for?  TODAY!  Join the Sodexo team at Virginia Wesleyan University - https://www.sodexomyway


    Position Summary

    Provides culinary leadership within a medium 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.


    Qualifications & Requirements

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




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