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Development and Training

In your role at Sodexo, you will have the opportunity to connect with a network of peers and develop new skills through a variety of programs. Through a wealth of internal and external training and educational programs, you will also receive the support needed to enhance your culinary skills or to develop careers in countless other disciplines.

Learning & Performance

Sodexo offers diverse learning opportunities specially designed to help employees succeed in their current job and grow into new and exciting roles. Flexible options include self-study, instructor-led classes, online learning and partnerships with other organizations. Tuition reimbursement is available to all full-time employees in good standing with Sodexo with at least one year of continuous service.

Industry Partnerships

Sodexo supports professional development for culinary professionals through the following organizations and encourages you to become certified in your profession:

ACF American Culinary Federation
CIA Culinary Institute of America
NRAEF National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
BCA BCA Global
Sodexo Chef Association

Sodexo Chef Association's objective is to foster a culture of culinary excellence within Sodexo through performance-oriented training and culinary networking.

P.I.E. (Production, Innovation and Enhancement)

Created specifically for Sodexo Health Care Chefs to support and encourage continuing culinary education and career development.

Culinary Foundations

Support the development of your team with Culinary Foundations, a practical on-the-job training program focused on basic cooking techniques and culinary skills.

PURform by Sodexo

PURform is a complete culinary training program for chefs and production staff working in a healthcare or senior environment to help improve both the health and quality of life of residents or patients with chewing and swallowing difficulties.

Spirit of Mentoring

With Sodexo's Spirit of Mentoring program, you’ll have the opportunity to develop through collaboration, goal achievement and problem solving.

Expertise in Action

Through Sodexo’s Spirit of Mentoring website, chefs seeking American Culinary Federation certification will have access to the following ACF supported resources:

  • A peer network of Advisors, committed to answering your questions and helping guide your way through the certification process
  • Mentoring opportunities with Sodexo culinarians
  • A resource library designed to help you gather, plan and execute on each step of certification
  • An interactive community of like-minded fellow chefs ready to network
  • Virtual events that will inspire you and keep your process organized
  • Ongoing continuing education opportunities for recertification
Employee Business Resource Groups

Organized by fellow employees around a sense of shared interests and experiences, or a common dimension of diversity, Sodexo’s Employee Business Resource Groups provide access to resources, professional development and support systems.

Culinary Webinar Series

Sodexo’s Culinary Council and Talent Acquisition team partner on a webinar series designed to assist culinarians in directing their career growth within the company.


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