Campus Executive Chef
Sodexo Universities is searching for a strong Campus Executive Chef (Executive Chef 4) for a high volume potential new piece of business, located in beautiful Bellingham, WA. This university is in northwest Washington state, is part of a family friendly and growing small city, with rich food and arts culture. The campus beauty and layout belies its strong connection to the outdoors. Bellingham offers a High quality of life: Outdoor activities-boating and access to nearby San Juan island network, 1 hour to Mt Baker ski area, world class trails accessed from in town-hiking, mountain biking, walking and is 30 minutes to the Canadian border.
RELOCATION assistance and Bonus opportunities are available!
The Campus Executive Chef will lead the entire culinary team on campus which includes the current robust Resident Dining program with 3 distinct Dining Halls, over 10 diverse Retail Food venues and a thriving campus community to serve through Special Events/Catering and partnership. This Culinary Director will manage a team consisting of Chef Managers for Resident Dining, a Catering chef, a Procurement chef, a team of talented culinarians with Full time, Part time and Student workers. This role is closely matched (scale and scope of role) to our Regional Executive Chef – but no travel!
Are you the Culinary Leader we are seeking? We are looking for candidates who:
- have large volume culinary experience in higher education.
- is a showcase Chef who has supported catering and conferencing as well as can develop showcase themed dining events.
- has diverse culinary flair – Ethnically diverse and international cuisines, stay current with new culinary trends.
- can demonstrate a culinary passion and train a team of chefs to follow culinary programs.
- have solid experience in all back office organization/tools – including Food Management Systems. Need to be Tech Savvy!
- is able to speak in public comfortably for culinary presentations.
Is this opportunity right for you? Our successful candidate will:
- through your team,will manage the daily food production, including production planning and controls;
- train other chefs/staff on culinary skills through day to day training as well the use of Culinary Foundations training and standards, and serve as technical expert.
- ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality;
- manage food costing, controls and compliance;
- develop menus and manage inventory;
- have high expectations for customer service and quality of food;
- have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees;
- have a passion for food and innovation;
- have knowledge of special diets and allergens; and
- knowledge of DRIVE is preferred
Join a network of more than 10 other PNW campuses on a high performing team dedicated to success in this geography. Apply TODAY to join the Sodexo University Pacific NorthWest TEAM!
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.
Directs daily operations of food production, including menu planning, purchasing, ordering, inventory food preparation, post meal analysis and record keeping. Ensure employees have appropriate equipment, inventory, and resources to perform their jobs and meet goals and deadlines.
Establishes operating standards, implements and maintains Sodexo and branded concepts standards, creates quality improvements and communicates them to employees.
Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local regulations as well as Sodexo/client policies and procedures (e.g. HACCP, quality assurance, safety, operations, personnel, SoSafe and EcoSure).
Trains other chefs/staff on culinary skills through day to day training as well the use of Culinary Foundations training and standards, and serves as technical expert.
Maintains and develops client relationships and client satisfaction for all aspects of food production to ensure account retention.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience – 5 years
Basic Functional Experience – 3 years
We serve to uplift communities, to advocate equity, to ensure inclusion, to be a force for change, We are SodexoMagic. We sustain and empower communities everywhere through healthy food and exceptional services. We stand with our employees and partners to ensure quality of life services that safeguard wellness for all communities to create a just and more equitable future for all people. Through who we are, through what we do, through our legacy, we stand committed to…serving equality for communities.
“We always overdeliver to our customers. We want to make sure we put a smile on their face each and every day. As the leader, I want to empower our team to deliver best in class service.” - MAGIC JOHNSON
SodexoMagic was founded in 2006 between Sodexo and NBA Hall of Famer, Magic Johnson. Mr. Johnson knows what it takes to motivate and create a winning team. With now over 6,500+ employees (72% diverse) serving more than 1,700 sites, we always over deliver to our customers. Industries we serve include Colleges/Universities, K-12, Corporate and Healthcare.
SodexoMagic operates under the following pillars:
We are committed to providing the highest possible quality of food and service to our communities. Our Chief Culinary Advisor, Chef Garvin leads our community of chefs using food to inspire and delivering great recipes that present healthier choices for our clients and customers.
QUALITY OF LIFE
Because we are the communities we serve, it is crucial that we understand the people we interact with daily: their challenges as well as their dreams. Through employment opportunities, community events, and philanthropic endeavors, we are dedicated to those who make us who we are.
We champion programs geared toward mental health and are dedicated to the power of collaboration to spark healthy communities.
We are committed to supporting diversity and inclusion through purchases of goods and services from minority and women -owned businesses. All neighborhoods deserve every opportunity to thrive and grow.