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General Manager / Chef Manager

Company: Sodexo
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Unit Description:

Do you want to be part of a food program that is innovative and leveraging sustainable resources?


Sodexo is seeking a General Manager/Chef Manager to join one of our Corporate Services accounts, Bigelow Tea which is located in Fairfield, CT. This position will be 60% hands on cooking and 40% financials. This manager will oversee roughly $300K in annual managed volume and will manage a cafe and catering. This individual will report directly into a General Manager and directly supervise up to 1 Sodexo frontline (hourly) employee. 


The General Manager/Chef Manager will be in charge of the operation in addition to being the lead culinary person at the account. This candidate must be able to manage food costs, labor costs, as well as understand and be able to make business decisions that allow the unit to meet goals. Other duties include menu planning, ordering, inventory, and client and guest interaction.


Candidate is involved in daily production, staff supervision, hiring and training as needed. Responsible for financial reporting for unit and will manage the HAACP and unit safety program. Participation will be needed with client catering events.


The General Manager/Chef Manager must have the ability to forecast business and manage accordingly.  Catering experience is preferred, HAACP knowledge, and building and costing our menus. Must have the ability to forecast  business and manage accordingly.  Must have experience in leading/growing others. 



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.

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At Sodexo, we offer Culinary positions in a variety of business segments, including Corporate, Schools, Universities, Government and Agencies, Healthcare, Senior Living and Sports and Leisure locations across the United States. Continue your search for Culinary jobs.

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:

Directs all contract management service operations at a single account/unit. Plans and supervises special functions. Maintains cash control and payroll records. Hires and trains unit personnel. Maintains customer satisfaction and good public relations. Manages through managers and is accountable for the contract. Senior-most person assigned to a one client account

Key Duties
- Provides team leadership & training
- Controls unit financials
- Directs daily food operations for quality & safety standards
- Supervises day to day activities
- Delegates authority
- Assigns & prioritizes activities
- Monitors operating standards
- Establishes a safe work environment
10: Support workplace inclusion activities

C/S: Culinary focus with ADMIN responsibilities.  Limited menu, basic program


Qualifications & Requirements:

Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience

Basic Management Experience - 2 years         

Basic Functional Experience  - 2 years

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

Keywords: Sodexo, Fairfield , General Manager / Chef Manager, Other , FAIRFIELD, Connecticut

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