Are you an experienced chef ready to take your career to the next level? At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. Sodexo is seeking an innovative Executive Chef 2 to oversee all Food Operations for Aurora University, in Aurora, IL in greater Chicago area. This Executive Chef will be the culinary leader of this $3M volume university account which includes approximately 800 meal plans, food retail concepts and Catering. Is this opportunity right for you? With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, youll enjoy an improved quality of life thats unique in the hospitality industry. We are looking for candidates who will: * manage the daily food production including production planning and controls; as well as food costing, controls and compliance; * manage action stations/food platforms in the dining hall to ensure quality, presentation, sanitation; * ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality; * 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 in daily menu offerings as well as in Catering. * have well developed communication and relationship skills interacting with client, faculty, students and employee. * be actively engaged in the campus community, on the floor in the dining halls, interacting/greeting Client and Catering guests. The ideal candidate has: * 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; * previous experience working in a high volume facility; and * strong management skills. Why Sodexo at Aurora University? At Aurora University, we are an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. We combine the wide range of programs expected at a university with the personal attention of a small college. To learn more about Aurora University visit: www.aurora.edu/ Why Sodexo? How far will your ambition, talent and dedication take you? Sodexo fosters a culture committed to the growth of individuals through continuous learning, mentoring and other career growth opportunities, along with the performance of organizations. We believe it is important for our work to be meaningful to all who contribute to it, and we remain faithful to our mission, our core values and the ethical principles that have guided us since 1966. We support these values and help them thrive in each employee. Apply Now! Are you ready to start your Sodexo career with the Aurora University Team? Apply now! 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.