Are you an experienced Executive Chef that has a passion for high end catering and is looking for an exciting and challenging new position? Look no further! Sodexo School Services is seeking an exceptional Executive Chef 3 to round out our outstanding management team at Richland School District Two located in Columbia, SC! This Executive Chef would be responsible for the new conference center at Richland County School District Two. They would handle all catered events in the building - meet with clients, develop menus, work with the culinary team, hire & train wait staff, and supervise the retail manager & retail kiosk in the building. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the organization and execution of all catering events and have demonstrated knowledge in the details associated with casual and fine dining, and banquet management. Experience directing catering operations, implementing new offerings, and event sales are a plus! Additional skills include experience in high volume activity, employee/staff training, labor management and control systems. The ideal candidate will have: * Strong catering experience including solid financial acumen and deep understanding of the technical delivery aspect of catering - as well as event management and sales. * High volume catering / banquet experience from hotel or Banquet/Conference Center background. * High profile and High End catering attention to detail and providing exceptional catering service - developing creative options to fit our client's needs. * Ability to build and mentor a solid catering team who share same level commitment and passion to catering: quality presentation, customer service, professionalism. * Ability to multi-task and delegate to coordinate multiple events at a time and utilize a systems-based approach to meet each events time-lines/specifications and quality of product. * A demonstrated knowledge in casual and fine dining, and banquet management. * A strong writing, costing, menu development and pricing skills. Sodexo is the 22nd largest employer worldwide and prides itself with great work-life balance opportunities. Sodexo is a stable company offering robust benefit packages for its employees. Come join an industry leader and be part of making everyday a better day with Sodexo! Connect with this recruiter on LinkedIn or Twitter . Please visit our Network with Us page and consider signing up for our Career Connections eNewsletter. Connect, Search and Apply all on the go with the Sodexo Jobs App! Available for smart phones and BlackBerry devices Click HERE. Check our Sodexo Culinary Website http://inmykitchen.sodexo.com/index.html and www.SodexoChefJobs.com microsite. Become a member of Sodexo Careers LinkedIn group at http://linkd.in/Ut7ULI and join our Sodexo LinkedIn Culinary group. Keywords: Catering, Banquet, Conference Center, Caterer Position Summary Designs, supervises, coordinates and participates in activities of cooks and other kitchen personnel in the largest accounts or in an account requiring a highly skilled Executive Chef. 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 - 3 years Basic Functional Experience - 4 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.