Chef and Culinary Careers

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It all starts with our chefs – they deliver food which delights our customers, they are well trained and passionate about what they do.

From corporate catering in staff restaurants to fine dining at world-class sporting events, we operate on many levels aiming to give our customers an exceptional food experience.

You will find the ingredients for a great career in culinary or food service management at Sodexo.

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.

Wide and varied sectors

You also have the opportunity to work in many of our different sectors such as events and hospitality, defence, healthcare, energy & resources, universities or schools.  Find out more about careers in our sectors.

Why you?

By meeting your hard work and ambition with abundant development opportunities, we encourage you to build your future and grow with the company.

Your development is important to us

Developing people is extremely important to us, we offer training, master classes, placements with industry professionals and the opportunity to enter prestigious craft competitions. Ensuring our people continue to grow their skills; we turn raw talent into the stars of the future.

As a culinary professional you will benefit from opportunities to grow your skills and become a leader in the industry. You could find yourself working along industry leading Chefs at some of the most iconic venues and events across the UK & Ireland.

With opportunities in environments including corporate, hospitality and events, healthcare, schools and universities, you never know where your Sodexo career will take you.

Sodexo careers videos

See some of our videos highlighting what it is like to work within Sodexo.

Catering careers blogs

Tom Beauchamp, Head Chef for Scottish venues

“I love everything about my job and I’m very fortunate to work with an incredible team of people throughout our business"


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Sodexo Salon Culinaire


It’s the event of the year for passionate chefs and budding cooks in Sodexo, and each year Salon Culinaire creates a fantastic buzz as more than 800 competitors battle to be crowned winners.

Cooking competitions range from live culinary competitions through to a street food competition, National Barista Challenge and live demonstrations by celebrity chefs.

Diversity matters to us

At Sodexo diversity matters to us.  We believe that a diverse workforce reflecting the diversity of the customers we serve means a more successful business.