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 757455 - Director, Culinary Operations - Ashland, Virginia, United States

Job information
Posted by: Sodexo Inc. 
Hiring entity type: Food Service and Restaurant 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: US$1000 - 70000
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: 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: 757455 / Latpro-3850828 
Date posted: Dec-24-2021
State, Zip: Virginia, 23005


System ID 757455
Category Marketing
Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade
Employment Status Full-Time

Unit Description

Entegra Procurement Services has a new opening for a Director, Culinary Operations to oversee our entegra Performance Kitchen (EPK) located in the Greater Richmond, VA area.

Relocation Assistance is Available!

As Entegra's in-house Culinarian for North America, you will:

  • Oversee the EPK and its day-to-day operations
  • Participate in the implementation of product development and testing procedures
  • Set up and organize key client product evaluations and cuttings, while interfacing with leadership both at the supplier and client level
  • Ensure that all EPK outcomes and experiences are best in class

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor Degree in Culinary preferred
  • 10+ years of progressive commercial, fine dining restaurant culinary experience
  • Strong acumen and experience in having developed multiple concepts
  • Food science acumen or expertise in food manufacturing, product development and specification
  • Proven track record in cross-functional team leadership
  • Extensive executive presentation skills in front of large groups, clients and senior leadership
  • Certification/experience in food science or culinology - a plus
  • Industry ties to manufacturing associations - a plus
  • Some non-commercial culinary experience - a plus

Entegra Procurement Services, a fully-owned subsidiary of Sodexo, is part of a global supply chain with $18.2 billion in purchasing power for food, services and supplies in North America. Entegra serves more than 93,000 purchasing sites across North America.

Entegra provides procurement management solutions for clients in industries including Acute, Education, Faith-Based, Seniors, Travel, Sports & Leisure, Hospitality and Restaurants.

At Sodexo, we believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts. Click here for more information about Sodexo's Benefits.

Position Summary

This role will be responsible for working with Sodexo's Food Platform to develop and deploy offers that are aligned to Entegra's strategy and portfolio roadmap. The Director, Entegra Culinary Offer Development and Deployment will also be Entegra's Culinarian for North America, therefore connecting with the Food Platform, vendors, and clients to ensure that our culinary product/service offerings are best-in-class.

This role will report to the Entegra NorAm VP of Marketing.

  • Based on Entegra's portfolio roadmap, this role will leverage the Food Platform's resources and work with the Entegra organization to develop winning offers targeted to our strategic segments (Seniors, Restaurants, Lodging, Leisure).
  • Responsible for deploying the aforementioned offers before handing them off to Entegra's segment marketers.
  • Act as Entegra's in-house Culinarian, liaising with the many culinary teams from our diverse stakeholders (vendors, clients, distributors, internal), ensuring Entegra's food and beverage focus is heightened while spearheading our menu initiatives.
  • Provide culinary support for our business development efforts, throughout the RFP process and beyond.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 5 years

Basic Functional Experience - 5 years

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.


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