Sodexo Universities is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative Executive Chef 3 for a POTENTIAL NEW SALE in sunny Tallahassee, FL! Sodexo is seeking candidates with prior experience managing culinary operations for college resident dining programs and catering with proven results in the following areas: Culinary Creativity: Follows culinary trends and innovates using local sustainable food sources, is able to translate ideas into unique menu and recipe programs that advance the culinary experience across the regional enterprise. Candidate must have the ability to completely translate authentic international cuisine to the customer. Leadership: Ability to effectively manage and communicate with Culinary Staff, Key Personnel, Catering Staff and Management Teams along with a passion and dedication to be one of the best. Candidate must be highly engaged and extremely hands-on in day to day operations. Training: Must be able to articulate and demonstrate a wide ranging variety of cooking techniques and skills for the catering staff (plate presentation, quality, safety, proper culinary techniques). Financial: Ability to manage and demonstrate proven results with food costs, labor and controllable expenses. The ideal candidate will have * College/University culinary experience; * Strong culinary background with experience in catering and banquets; * Emphasis on food presentation, quality, execution, menu design & implementation; * Focus on customer service excellence; * Demonstrated experience providing strong leadership, including supervision, direction and training, to a diverse team of employees; * Focus on food and physical safety and sanitation; * Experience managing food and labor cost controls to meet targets; * Understanding of food allergens and special dietary needs; * Strong understanding of financials and strong analytical thinking skills. Responsibilities for this culinary leader's role will include VIP catering menu planning, client interaction, food forward presentation skills, food prep, inventory management, purchasing, food & labor costing, scheduling, safety/sanitation & employee training. This position will also have direct customer and client interaction. If you want to be part of a forward-thinking, passionate, and dedicated team who strive each day for excellence, then consider joining our team! ** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION! ** 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.