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

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

Gaithersburg, Md., May 24, 2016 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services, is bringing authentic flavors from around the world to customers in the United States and Canada thanks to its Global Chef Program. Global Chef is a month-long international chef residency that brings Sodexo’s top chefs from around the world to different countries in order to share authentic cuisines and cooking techniques with Sodexo’s customers. Sodexo uses the Global Chef Program as a way to showcase its culinary talent from operations in 80 countries around the world while also bringing a unique dining experience to guests.

The 2016 Global Chef Spring Tour in North America recently wrapped up, which proved to be the biggest and best to date. Thirteen of Sodexo’s brightest culinary talents from 12 separate countries shared authentic flavors and dishes from home during visits at 83 American and Canadian locations, including colleges and universities, medical centers, corporations and government agencies.

A Taste of Chile in Canada

As a part of this year’s spring tour, both St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova  Scotia and the University of King’s College in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 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,” shares 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.