Sodexo Operations LLC Executive Chef 2 in TULSA, Oklahoma

Unit Description

Sodexo is seeking a talented, experienced Executive Chef to help oversee culinary operations at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK.

Oral Roberts University is the premier Christian university in America's heartland with approximately 4,000 students and a 40+ year relationship with Sodexo! Part of the University's mission is to "educate the whole person - spirit, mind, and body", and Sodexo works closely with the school to ensure that students' needs are met at an exceptional level in every aspect. Sodexo also manages campus facilities on the ORU campus, including physical plant, landscaping, housekeeping, and general maintenance.

The Executive Chef will play an integral role in developing menus that capture modern trends with a focus on health and wellness and "clean" food preparation. Solid classical training is a plus, with an emphasis on modern techniques, presentation, and demonstration cooking. As in most professional kitchens there are excellent opportunities to identify, educate, and retain quality staff! The total number of staff that reports to the Executive Chef directly is approximately 25 cooks and utility workers.

The Chef reports directly to the Director of Operations, and with the assistance of a Production Manager will oversee culinary operations for the Student Cafeteria, as well as all food items for Catering. The President's Office entertains frequently, and there are ongoing opportunities to develop custom menus for those functions both seasonally and per-event. We host a number of major local events throughout the year that are catered for private clients, so there is a need to be competitive with other local caterers regarding food quality, menu options, and profitability. There may be minimal support to portions of our retail operation.

ORU's dining operation is the crown jewel of the eastern Oklahoma region! If you are a talented and experienced Chef with great energy and a passion for excellence in serving people then ORU is the place for you! We look forward to meeting you!

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.

System ID 65432

Location US-OK-TULSA

Relocation No

Category Culinary

Type Full-Time