Sodexo’s Global Chef Program Brings a World of Flavors to North American Customers


GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Sodexo is bringing authentic flavors from around the world to customers in the Canada and the U.S., thanks to its Global Chef Program.

Global Chef is a month-long international chef residency that brings Sodexo’s top chefs from its 80 global locations to different countries in order to share authentic cuisines and cooking techniques and showcases the company’s culinary talent.

The 2016 Global Chef Spring Tour in North America recently wrapped up, with 13 of Sodexo’s brightest culinary talents from 12 countries sharing authentic flavors and dishes. The tour stopped at 83 locations, including colleges and universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies.

As a part of this year’s spring tour, St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S. and the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S., hosted chef Francisco Layera, a Sodexo executive chef from Chile, who prepared Chilean dishes while engaging students, faculty and culinary staff in live cooking demonstrations. Guests were treated to such delicacies as lamb with mashed potatoes and pumpkin charquican and salmon concato.

“It is truly inspiring to see how our services can bring cultures together and how our people’s commitment and engagement can create a lasting experience for our clients and customers and for us,” says Barry Telford, president, Sodexo Canada.

Other Global Chef 2016 Spring Tour participants came from Sodexo-served locations in the Netherlands, China, Poland, India, France, Canada, Costa Rica, Russia, Australia, Slovenia and Spain.

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