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Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 3 for CHI St. Vincent's Infirmary located in Little Rock, AR. This is a high impact, high visibility position that is responsible for enhancing our patient satisfaction and retail customer dining experience through culinary creativity, food presentation and overall leadership presence at this outstanding account.
Founded in 1888 by the Sisters of Charity this 600 licensed bed facility has been a destination for comprehensive and compassionate care in Little Rock and the surrounding areas. As part of the CHI system in Arkansas this flagship hospital is the jewel of CHI Arkansas. Position reports to the Senior Area General Manager and supervises a culinary staff of 55-60 through the support of a full time Production Manager and various supervisors. Additionally this position act as an Area Chef for the Arkansas market providing culinary leadership and support to 3 other campuses.
The successful candidate will:
directly manage retail, patient feeding, catering chefs as well as purchasing and catering manager;
maintain chef/manager schedules; cover chefs/manager schedule as needed;
be responsible for yearly evaluation and goals for chefs and managers through the use of Ingenium;
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;
monitor, audit, implement and standardize new menus;
be responsible for Food and Physical Safety and annual training for all hourly associates;
conduct audits, create action plans based on audit findings and be responsible for keeping and updating GC audit books;
work with vendors on procurement items; be responsible for purchasing manager and purchasing financial audits;
continue sustainability program with the direction of Director of Culinary Operations;
conduct yearly culinary foundations training to all cooks;
guide chefs in unit to ACF certification with guidance from 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;
experience with authentic global cuisine (highly desirable);
a strong production culinary background, ideally in an up-scale restaurant/retail/catering environment;
demonstrated experience leading and engaging a culinary team and exceptional human resource and supervisory/management skillset;
menu planning experience and a strong understanding of current culinary trends;
the ability 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;
the ability to creatively and effectively problem-solve and manage projects;
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
Not the job for you? At Sodexo, we offer Culinary 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 Culinary jobs.
Working for Sodexo: At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.
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.
Internal Number: 625704
About Sodexo Operations LLC
Sodexo touches the lives of 75 million consumers in 80 countries every day. In North America alone, we serve more than 15 million consumers at 13,000 client sites. Wherever we work, our dedication to making every day a better day for people and organizations comes from one goal — to positively improve Quality of Life.
Quality of Life is central to the performance and growth of individuals and organizations. Working from this perspective, Sodexo has redefined how to best serve our clients’ complex needs across the industries we serve: Corporate, Education, Government & Agencies, Health Care, Senior Living, Sports and Leisure and Energy & Resources.