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 Executive Chef 2 - MADISON, South Dakota, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Hospitality/Tourism
Service/Skilled - Food & Nutritional Services
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 70402 / Latpro-3600933 
Date posted: Mar-06-2018
State, Zip: South Dakota, 57042


Unit Description

Sodexo has an exciting opportunity for a talented Executive Chef 2 to oversee the culinary operation for Dakota State University - in Madison, SD - within 1 hour of Sioux Falls. Dakota State University was ranked as one of 2015’s Best Regional Universities, has over 2800 undergrad students on a 20-acre campus – offering resident dining, food retail concepts and catering (including high-end catering for fund raising, campus President dinners, alumni dinners, conferences, etc.).

Reporting to the General Manager, the ideal Executive Chef will posess the following:

  • Culinary management experience within a large volume campus dining program including resident dining, retail dining and catering as you will be Sodexo's face of our culinary team to this new campus!

  • Charisma to engage your team, the client and the students!
  • Innovative culinary background - be creative with catering, including creative menus and presentation and quality focused food production!
  • Strong culinary, team development and client relations skills.

  • Strong working knowledge of food safety/sanitation.

  • Experience in opening new business or working through a renovation a plus.

There is RELOCATION assistance provided for this position!

WHY choose Sodexo?

Sodexo is the 18th largest employer in the world and a world leader in Quality of Life services. We are a progressive organization with the most innovative solutions in our sectors. We are one of "The World's Most Admired Companies" by Fortune Magazine and have been listed in the top 5 companies in the United States for diversity opportunities in Diversity, Inc.

WHY choose Dakota State?

We’re located in Madison, South Dakota. It’s a bustling community with a friendly, small-town feel. You can take a tour of our campus online or arrange a campus visit. 3000 Students with 600 on campus residents.

DSU was founded in 1881 as a school for teacher education in the Dakota Territory. Today, we're one of the most technologically-advanced campuses in the Midwest. A public university, we're are governed by the South Dakota System Board of Regents and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

South Dakota, the Mount Rushmore State - is a great affordable place to live and raise a family. It has unspoiled beauty of lakes, recreation areas, scenic state parks and walking trails - has NO State Income tax, low sales and property taxes and has one of the lowest utility rates. South Dakota was also recently ranked as #2 for States with the most Freedom.

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a medium sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution.
Key Duties
- Implements & coordinates the culinary function.
- Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.
- Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.
- Manages catering & retail areas.
- Customer & Client satisfaction.
- Financial management to include food cost & labor management.
- Manages food & physical safety programs.


Basic Education Requirement - Associate's 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.


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