Sodexo Area Executive Chef in Houston, Texas
You are inspired by great ingredients and creative cooking. At Sodexo, we bring these together for culinary innovation.
Sodexo is seeking a Chef Manager to support a corporate service client. This position is remote and the ideal candidate should reside in Texas and New Jersey . Travel is required and you will be expected to travel up to 20%.
Job Summary :
As a Customer Chef, you will support, from a culinary perspective, the CD Team by assisting in the delivery of critical customer presentations and new menu ideations. You will act as a savory expert. Lead the culinary content development for specific culinary projects in North America in conjunction with your chef peers and in collaboration with the Head chef. In particular, you will be an accelerator in the delivery of Savory/Scratch Cooking growth initiatives designed to enhance the value of UFS brands at both existing customers and new ones. Customer Chefs will work in concert with Marketing, CD Ops, Finance and Supply Chain to coordinate efforts and resources on behalf of their Zone.
3+ years culinary experience in the Foodservice Industry (Corporate or Kitchen)
Culinary Arts Degree
3+ years working in or with Retail Food Service.
Solution selling mindset with a creative ability to solve customer needs
Ability to collaborate with sales teams to both hunt and farm for business in the market
Understanding of the Broadline Distribution Network (Sysco, US Foods etc)
Experience selling branded food categories a plus
Excellent communication and follow up skills throughout the layers of Unilever organization.
Accountability to deliver KPIs, Goals as a team
Business Planning and Implementation
Consumer/Operator Understanding & Passion
Ability to travel 20% of the time
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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, assist 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 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
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.
Location US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Dallas
System ID 969761
Employment Status Full-Time
Posted Range $65300 to $98670
Company : Segment Desc CORPORATE SERVICES SEGMENT (US)
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