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Executive Chef 2

Lamoni, IA 50140
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Are you an experienced chef ready to take your career to the next level


Sodexo is seeking an Executive Chef 2 for Graceland University  - a longstanding account located in Lamoni, IA - just 1 hour drive from DesMoines and 2 hours from KCGraceland is a private university with an enrollment of approximately 900 students. We provide Resident Dining, and a newly renovated Retail Dining including a Taqueria, Grilled, and Catering. The Executive Chef oversees a campus dining food service facility that serves 650-700 students in facility that will be undergoing a rennovation in 2020. The Catering consists of on campus events, ranging from day to day meetings, to graduations, homecoming, holiday events as well as Conference business with events ranging in size. This position allows for expression of creativity in creating menus for new concepts, new Resident Dining and special menus for special events


Relocation Assistance is available!   Sign On Bonus also!


Is this opportunity right for you?  We are looking for candidates who will:

  • experienced culinarian with high volume dining background - campus, hospital, large corporate dining or family style restaurants.
  • manage the daily high volume food production including production planning and controls;
  • 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 Sodexo Food Management Systems are preferred. 

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background in high volume dining (campus, hospital, large corporate dining or family style restaurants;
  • the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends, has creativity and has managed through renovations:
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies;
  • previous experience working in a high volume facility; and
  • strong management skills. 

WHY Sodexo at Graceland University? 

Graceland University is located in a beautiful small town community in Lamoni, IA with lots of opportunites for the outdoor enthusiast.   This is a small, close knit community with great public schools and a great place to raise a family.  Very reasonable housing!  To learn more about Graceland University, please visit http://www.graceland.edu/. 


Careers in Universities:

Working for Sodexo in Universities allows you to support students on their path to adulthood and academic success. Located on college and university campuses across the country, Sodexo creates clean, safe living and learning environments that inspire and drive success. Student success depends upon so many conditions when they are well fed, safe, comfortable and learning in a clean, well maintained environment they are more likely to succeed. 


Sound like the opportunity you have been looking for?  APPLY TODAY!



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 or equivalent experience 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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Posted: 2019-09-27 Expires: 2019-11-27

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