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POST DATE 9/19/2016
END DATE 10/19/2016

Sodexo Allentown, PA

Allentown, PA
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)


Sodexo currently has a job opportunity for a Executive Chef 2 to join our food and nutrition team at Lehigh Valley Hospital Lehigh Valley Hospital is a 800 bed trauma care hospital located in Allentown, Pa and is the largest of 4 hospitals in the healthcare network. The Executive Chef will be responsible for all food production "At Your Request" room service program, training, retail, patient and catering food quality. Strong emphasis on patient, customer and employee satisfaction. Knowledge of food production systems, food cost controls, merchandising and customer satisfaction is a required. Job Responsibilities Include: * Manages and directs 20 employees at this unit. * Oversees all aspects of the culinary function for the retail and patient food service including purchasing, operations, waste control, and cost analysis. * Ensures effective and efficient process management. * Manages the Food Management System (FMS) and all Sodexo goal check standards. * Provides training, coaching and leadership to the culinary team. * Accountable for positively impacting patient satisfaction scores associated with food service. * Responsible for growing relationships with key client contacts as well as collaborating and with the client and Sodexo management team on achieving annual operational projects and goals. * Ensures compliance with Sodexo Culinary standards including recipe compliance. * Assists with food cost management and labor cost at the unit. * Ensures compliance to food safety, sanitation, and overall workplace safety standards at all levels. * Ensures compliance to Sodexo operating policies and procedures and works to maintain those standards. The successful candidate will have at least 1-2 years food management experience, computer literacy, a strong working knowledge of food safety and sanitation compliance as well as excellent leadership, communication and customer service skills. Prior food management experience in a health-care setting would be a plus for this role. Position Summary Designs, supervises, coordinates and participates in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel in a medium to large account. This position is recognized as the technical expert, teacher and trainer for other chefs and cooks within the account. Selects and develops recipes and other items for clients. Develops menu, implements and trains HACCP, oversees/purchases food, establishes production levels and inventory controls, interviews and hires new chefs, manages/controls food cost issues and offer solutions, may train other chefs outside account. May cook selected items, and plan or price menus. Typically has chefs and cooks reporting to this position. Qualifications & Requirements Basic Education Requirement - Technical, Trade, or Vocational School Degree 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.