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Executive Chef

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number 20170077EX
Job Title Executive Chef
Type of Employment Regular Full-Time
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Work Location Murray
Employment Term 12 Months
Position Type Staff - Exempt(Monthly)
Department Dining and Racer Hospitality Svcs
Department/Position Description

In conjunction with the Director of Dining Services, serves as a member of the senior team for all of Dining Services and Racer Hospitality. As part of this team, assists the Director of Dining with long-range planning, facilities renovations, and program elements.

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees the culinary program for all of Dining Services and Racer Hospitality, including quality control, cost control, menu planning, recipes, product specifications, and culinary staff training. Units of responsibility for this include: Winslow Dining Commons, Thoroughbred Room, Catering, Market ‘22, Thoroughbrewed Cafés (Curris Center and Hart), Academic Building/Food Carts, Business Building, Library, and Dining food truck
• Implementation and on-going maintenance of computerized food service system that contains all recipes, invoices, and cost information, for use in menu planning, pricing, and financial and production reports.
• Central receiving and distribution for fresh sushi product for all retail Dining locations.
• Responsible for central warehouse product receiving and inventory.
• Proper sanitation and Servesafe practices.
• Proper inventory stocking, rotation, usage and counting (IOR practices)
• Correct method and standardized recipe preparation of food in a sanitary manner
• Proper heating, cooling, labeling and storage according to mandatory food safety/Servesafe principles
• Proper packaging holding, transportation and set up of off premise food via either carry out or catered events according to food safety/ Servesafe principles
• Assist Dining Services managers with hiring of all production staff
• Training and mentoring of staff to maximize their skills and production in: food preparation (all aspects of culinary skills), food safety (time, temperature, cross contamination), food handling (techniques to maximize yield and flavor)
• Menu development for all dining venues.
Works with each dining area/manager in development of new menus designed ensure that the latest trends and maximum value is obtained from all resources. Work with Catering Manager to produce seasonal catering, special event and V.I.P. menus.
• Monitor all equipment as to its working condition, log and report any failure to Director of Dining and Business Coordinator and arranges for maintenance and recommends replacement.
• Must be willing to work a staggered weekly schedule to cover regular and special event meals which may involve some weekends. Will assist in coordinating major campus dining events.
• Assist Director in special assignments and projects.

Minimum Education Requirements

A.A.S. in Culinary Arts or Hotel Restaurant Management.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements

• Five years as chef / manager in a large high volume or standalone medium volume (over $10 Million) restaurant/food service facility with an emphasis on retail sales and catering.
• Excellent management skills in the areas of food production, food quality and food safety.
• Good interpersonal written and verbal skills.
• The ability to train, mentor and motivate staff members. Good decision maker in a fast paced, high volume environment.
• Computer and Microsoft Office competency and the ability to prepare financial reports.
• Best practices for cost and quality control.
• Ability to lift at least 60 lbs from the floor using proper lifting technique.
• Display a professional image and attitude. Understand business economics and principles of managing business growth.

Preferred Education and/or Experience Qualifications

Food Management System and Caterease familiarity a plus.

Posting Date 09/12/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Application
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