Food Production Manager 2

Unit Description

Are you an experienced Chef or Kitchen Manager ready to take your career to the next level?  This Production Manager is a great career opportunity to work with Sodexo and College leadership as the campus undertakes the transformation and expansion of the Resident Life program.


Sodexo is seeking an experienced Production Manager 2 to be the culinary leader for Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, ID - another longstanding Sodexo University account in the West.  LCSC  has a student population of 4200, with 400 plus on meal plans. The unit is a hybrid Resident Dining for breakfast and dinner and Retail for lunch. We also operate two small coffee shops, Concessions and Catering.


The Production Manager will manage all production, ordering/inventory for the dining operations and Catering, will implement production processes, properly manage food and labor costs and have a thorough working understanding of HACCP, all to exceed customer and client expectations


Best qualified candidate possesses:

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, Customer Engaged, hands on management style.
  • The ability to build teamwork is a must – visible, out on the floor FOH and BOH.
  • Previous or current Sodexo kitchen management experience or in other high-volume environments: college, hospital or corporate business segments, banquet/hotel.
  • Strong "culinary chops" and ability to ensure high volume, high quality food production, presentation. – including Catering.
  • solid understanding of computerized production systems for food management - ordering/inventory, recipe development, etc, Labor Management,as well as HAACP food and physical safety.
  • The ability to provide strong kitchen management; hire, train and mentor a diverse kitchen staff.

Why Sodexo at Lewis-Clark State College? 

LCSC is one of the top public comprehensive four year colleges in the West – with its beautiful campus, small classes and superb faculty.  Blessed with four distinctly beautiful seasons - The moderate, inviting climate is ideal for year-round recreational pursuits. Joggers, walkers and bicyclists take advantage of the Valley’s extensive paved levee path.   


We strive to make working for Sodexo a genuinely great experience with benefits to promote your professional, personal and financial well-being, and to improve your Quality of Life now and into the future. Our experiences with our over 50 million customers each and every day enable us to develop Quality of Life services that reinforce the well-being of individuals, improving their effectiveness and helping companies and organizations to improve performance … every day. 


There is RELOCATION assistance available for this exciting opportunity!


Are you ready to start your Sodexo career at Lewis-Clark State College? Apply TODAY!   #LI

Position Summary

Responsible for inventory management and procurement of food and supplies at an account/unit to ensure client satisfaction and retention for the Company.  Manages food production through kitchen staff in a medium facility. Contributes to account revenue and operating profit contribution through cost containment and safety. Key Duties- Utilizes Sodexo resources, recipes, systems and programs to direct daily operations including; food production, inventory, product deliveries, invoices, and procurement operations.

- Ensures employees have appropriate equipment, supplies and resources to perform their job, and meet goals, cost controls and deadlines as assigned.

- Establishes and maintains a safe work environment including both food and physical safety in order to comply with all regulatory and Sodexo standards

- Complies with budget requirements by controlling costs (i.e. labor, inventory, equipment, materials) and making adjustments when necessary

- Supervises employees by delegating, assigning and prioritizing activities, and monitoring operating standards 



Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent Basic Management Experience - 1 year Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

Full time
LEWISTON, Idaho 83501, US