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Sodexo Executive Chef 2 in HELENA, Montana

Unit Description

Join a great team where our students are at the heart of everything we do!

Sodexo is hiring our Executive Chef 2 for our Faith BasedCarroll College in Helena, MT . (

The Rocky Mountains. The Missouri River. Lewis and Clark National Forest. The Continental Divide Trail. More than 75 miles of hiking and biking trails (link is external) just minutes from campus. At Carroll, you’ll have access to some of the most pristine and opportunity-rich areas the world has to offer—right outside your door. Not to mention Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park, just a few hours from campus. This position will report to the General Manager and interact consistently with senior level client leadership on campus. This Executive Chef will be a true leader with a demonstrated history of building cohesive and happy teams. Primary responsibilities are managing and inspiring our teams to achieve top culinary performance.

*Relocation Assistance is available for candidates who live more than 50 miles from campus in the contiguous U.S

Can you bring the WOW factor to our food production systems for our resident dining program serving hundreds of healthy meals consistently? The passion to serve great food while managing food cost within budget is a must. Food safety and sanitation and are key priorities. Successful candidates are highly organized and able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

Are you an innovative experienced culinarian with the following skills?

  • 3 - 5 years successful background managing high-volume food production (Large Campus Resident Dining account or large Business Dining program)

  • Experience creating innovative menus with demonstrated best practices for increasing the student/customer experience

  • Proven Culinary knowledge: purchasing, inventory, production schedules and Food & Beverage Cost controls

  • Enjoy interacting with clients, students, faculty; being the face of the Sodexo Culinary Team on campus and in the dining hall

  • Demonstrate culinary finesse at head Action Station, sharing passion for food, cooking, sustainability with the students

  • Successful experience partnering with a client in championing sustainable initiatives and involvement and commitment to the campus and surrounding community

  • Have a passion for food and innovation

  • Have knowledge of special diets and allergens

  • Knowledge of Food Management Systems: Sodexo Food Management System DRIVE is preferred for Sodexo experienced candidates

The ideal candidate will have the following preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Strong financial acumen with cost controls of food and labor

  • Ability and willingness to develop and train hourly employees

  • High expectations for customer service and quality of food

  • Strong food safety and sanitation and HACCP standards

  • Ability to think out of the box

Sound like the opportunity you have been seeking? APPLY TODAY and join the Sodexo Team at Carroll College!

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Learn more aboutCarroll College in Helena, MT (

Our successful candidate will participate in a Chef Test with the President of the School and his family along with the Priest who is the President of the Board in order to assure that high-profile quality and presentation skills necessary to fulfill the role are met.

Within the first month after hire, all newly hired managers will be scheduled to travel to participate in a two-week training at a nearby Sodexo Center for Excellence. Through this comprehensive onboarding model managers will be equipped to execute their positions at the highest level, train and lead their teams to do the same, and build a culture of excellence in their respective units.

Working for Sodexo:

At Sodexo, you will find the ingredients for a great culinary career. With benefits including schedules that encourage work-life balance, reimbursement of association dues and continuing education opportunities, you’ll enjoy an improved quality of life that’s unique in the hospitality industry.

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 or equivalent experience

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.


System ID 882962

Category Culinary

Relocation Type Yes - According to Grade

Employment Status Full-Time