Executive Chef 2

Sodexo USA Anaheim , CA 92808

Posted 4 months ago

Unit Description

Come join the Sodexo team at the "happiest place on earth !" We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Chef 2 to manage the cast member dining at this backstage location in Disneyland in Los Angles, California.

The Executive Chef 2 will have total culinary responsibilities including the overall menu development and execution, food cost management, training of culinary staff and overseeing the food safety program with a focus on excellent customer experience

The unit is a high-volume, fast-paced retail cafe with brands and commissary kitchen servicing Disneyland employees open 24 / 7 & 365 days a year.

The position will require flexibility in scheduling: shift could be weekdays, nights and weekends.

We are looking for candidates who will:

  • manage the daily food production including production planning and controls
  • ensure Sodexo Culinary Standards including recipe compliance and food quality
  • manage food costing, controls and compliance
  • develop menus and manage inventory
  • have high expectations for customer service and quality of food
  • have the ability and willingness to develop and train frontline employees

The ideal candidate has:

  • a strong culinary background
  • excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of standards and implements company policies
  • previous experience working in a high volume facility
  • multiple unit experience with large volume cafes
  • experience with a commissary kitchen that supplies 4 locations - with retail menu - grill, cuisines, salads, and Subway, prep, and scratch soups
  • food focus- menu, training, production and quality
  • ability to supervise 55 union FTE's#LI


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.

Qualifications & Requirements

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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