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Executive Chef

Sodexo Inc.

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 4, 2021.

Executive Chef

Toronto, Ontario

 
Grow your career with a company that shares your passion! Our Education Division has an exciting opportunity to join the Sodexo team as our next Executive Chef for a new site coming in spring or summer of 2021.  

 

Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 67 countries, we serve over 100 million consumers each day through our unique combination of services. We pride ourselves on being committed to the highest standard of Employment Equity and Diversity. By partnering with the Stop Hunger Foundation, we have dedicated ourselves to a corporate responsibility by fighting hunger worldwide. Start your journey with Sodexo, as we continue to grow across Canada! 

 

How You’ll Make an Impact:

  • Responsible for successfully coordinating and directing food program activities for the site
  • Direct daily operations of food production including menu planning, purchasing/ordering, inventory, food preparation, and cost management
  • Manage financials for the food program including labour cost, food cost, inventory, equipment and materials
  • Supervise, mentor, and monitor kitchen leadership teams
  • Evaluate performance to assure a high level of productivity and achievement of food service objectives
  • Establish operating standards, implement quality improvements
  • Engage with internal resources to utilize and share Sodexo innovations
  • Lead and endorse culinary programs aligned with our Sustainability commitments: Including Waste, Fair trade, Local Sourcing, Conscious packaging, plant-based menu offers, etc.
  • Oversee catering functions and special events for internal and external clients/ groups.
  • Establish and maintain business relationships with vendors and suppliers
  • Promote and assist in the marketing of the food program to both internal and external audiences
  • Constant analysis of the campus wide food program; identifying efficiencies and areas of opportunity within our culinary operations
  • Meet and collaborate with University initiatives to progress agreed upon efforts and provide feedback
  • Ensure compliance of all Company standards and Provincial/Federal Legislation
  • Ensure compliance to all Food Safety, Food System Management and HACCP Policies and Procedures

 

What You’ll Need to Succeed: 

  • Red Seal Certification
  • 5 years’ experience in Chef role
  • Previous experience working in a University or College is an asset 
  • Knowledge in the understanding and preparation of ethnic cuisines is an asset
  • Knowledge of industry standards and Legislative Policies and Procedures
  • Ability not only to lead the team to deliver on our high safety and food quality standards, but also to lead and inspire your team to look for ways to improve on what we already do to ensure we are exceeding the students’ expectations.  
  • Experience in a unionized environment is an asset
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced, team-centric and safety driven environment
  • Proven organizational skills and strong computer capabilities including Microsoft Office use
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with customers, clients and staff at all levels
  • Ability to work, problem solve and provide solutions independently
  • Experience in sustainable and plant-based menu preparation is an asset
  • Genuine desire to provide customer service experiences beyond expectations
  • A passion for food and for people

 

What Makes Sodexo Different:   

  • Flexible work environment  
  • Competitive compensation & great employee benefits  
  • Training and development programs  
  • Countless opportunities for growth  
  • Corporate responsibility & sustainability  
  • Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2019  
  • Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes 2019  
  • Canada’s Best Diversity Employer 2020
  • And so much more!  

 

Sodexo is committed to Employment Equity and Diversity. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of national origin, race, religion, ethnic group, age, disability, gender, sexual preference, sexual or gender identity, status as a veteran or any other federal, provincial or local protected class.  

 

We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities. Accommodation is available on request from candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  

Thank you for your interest in Sodexo.

Please note that only those candidates under consideration will be contacted. 

 

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