Sodexo Senior Living is seeking an Executive Chef / Certified Executive Chef / CEC / Chef for The Terraces of Los Gatos retirement community in Los Gatos, Ca. The Executive Chef at this community will be involved with and responsible to manage the daily operations of the kitchen, implement production processes, provide oversight to catering events, properly manage food and labor costs and have a through working understanding of HACCP, all to exceed resident and client expectations. Best qualified candidate possesses excellent leadership and communication skills. It will be required that this position be hands on during resident and client functions to produce outstanding and high quality food and dining experiences.
The Executive Chef will have skills to develop menus for all dining events and areas inclusive of bistro dining venues and provide training to the sous chef and culinary staff. The ability to handle multiple priorities is helpful.
Reporting to the General Manager, the ideal candidate for this position will have experience respectfully supervising and supporting the production functions of kitchen staff, the ability to motivate employees to continually improve performance and outcomes with a passion for preparing and executing outstanding dining experiences. The adherence to proper food handling and proper safety programs is critical to success.
Experience in health care /hospitals / retirement community / country club /fine dining is ideal. Working knowledge of web based programs is needed to be successful.
In Sodexo Senior Living, Residents are the heart of everything we do and we welcome you to join our team with this career opportunity.
For more information about this community click here: The Terraces of Los Gatos
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Responsible for food production in a foodservice operation. May be responsible for one area (i.e., hot foods) or could specialize (i.e., catering). Supervises a staff of hourly associates. May be responsible for food inventory and ordering. May conduct culinary training. Manages the kitchen. Reports to GM or Executive Chef.
Qualifications & Requirements:
Basic Education Requirement - Technical, Trade, or Vocational School Degree
Basic Functional Experience - 1 year work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.
Sodexo will require a background check and may require a drug screen for this position.
Sodexo is an EEO/AA/M/F/D/V employer.
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