Area Executive Chef
Sodexo’s Airport Lounge Segment has an exciting new Area Executive Chef to support our AMEX Centurion Lounges throughout the country. This Area Executive Chef will be based out of John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). This Executive Chef will travel 15% – 20% to oversee our culinary operations across multiple client lounge portfolios in the following airports: Denver (DIA), Los Angeles (LAX), & Charlotte (CLT).
In this role, you will provide oversight and support of the culinary operations for the AMEX Centurion airport club/lounges. You will be responsible for culinary training, roll outs, menu development/writing, adherence to culinary standards, unit manager culinary training/mentoring and HACCP compliance for these clubs which feature hot and cold buffet-style food service offerings to elite guests. We are seeking a talented individual who will commit to the challenges of creating and delivering a culinary-driven, fine-dining experience within a thoughtfully designed travel oasis. The ideal Chef will have a culinary degree as well as eclectic menu knowledge and fine-dining a la carte experience. This is a hands-on Chef role requiring previous experience managing upscale food production.
The ideal candidate will have experience with:
- multi-unit culinary training experience;
- training and mentoring kitchen staff;
- working in small/limited kitchen spaces/equipment, as well as full kitchens;
- culinary management experience within hotels or upscale restaurants;
- culinary systems knowledge and expertise;
- high-level client interaction and reporting; and/or
- recipe compliance, menu writing, culinary standards and a will possess a wide culinary range.
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/or
- a passion for food and innovations.
BENEFITS: Sodexo offers a full array of benefits including paid time off, holidays, medical, dental, vision, 401K and access to ongoing training and development programs, tuition reimbursement, plus health and wellness programs.
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Away from the hustle and bustle of the airport, the airport lounges are dedicated spaces for elite passengers to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy chef-created dishes or order from the full-service bar which serves premium wine and spirits.
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.
This position provides culinary support to unit (s) in terms of cross unit culinary expertise, sales presentation support, bench strength to District/Area. Position supports a large area, as well as large culinary needs – i.e. large catering functions; This job also supports training – training and development of frontline and new culinary exempt hires, menu development, culinary development of the programs/platforms. Financial plate costing; food management systems – FMS training and management; compliance product and vendor compliance.
Travel capabilities, setting up systems, assisting in recruitment – frontline and management; maintain and set standards; financial knowledge – plate cost, cost of sales, product management, P&L, Inventories.
- Menu development; Culinary planning; Culinary production; Recipe development;
- Plate costing; Inventory management, FMS (implementation and training)
- Training – food safety / FMS / Standards
- Staffing support – recruiting, selection of chefs, development
- Computer capabilities – culinary systems knowledge and expertise – FMS
- Representing the company in presentations – sales, new programs, retention, etc.
Qualifications & Requirements
Basic Education Requirement – Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
Basic Management Experience – 3 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.
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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.
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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.
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We champion programs geared toward mental health and are dedicated to the power of collaboration to spark healthy communities.
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