An open position exists in Tufts Dining reporting to the Chef Manager of Central Culinary and Unit Manager of Central Culinary Dining for a Sous Chef. This is a 40 hour per week 52 week position that will be responsible for working under the Unit Manager and Chef Manager of Central Culinary in providing culinary excellence and leadership to an experienced food production team.
The Sous Chef is a culinary professional that leads a skilled culinary team in a fast paced and high volume kitchens. S/He will demonstrate the ability to master top quality off-site catering cookery techniques including cook-chill technology, to develop and test recipes for Central Culinary and to authentically prepare a wide variety of international cuisines, and to work with an experienced culinary team serving Tufts Central Culinary.
An Associate's degree in culinary arts or related field.
5-7 years' experience planning and preparing hot and cold foods for service and coordinating the work of a culinary crew in a restaurant, hotel or institutional operation.
Expertise or high level of interest in various cuisines and cooking methods, quantity food preparation and batch cookery, and general culinary techniques and skills.
Demonstrated mastery of all cooking methods.
Practical experience leading a kitchen crew in a logical, efficient and fair manner, coaching and training culinary skills and techniques, designing plate and buffet presentations and developing recipes and menus.
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of kitchen sanitation and food safety practices and ability to enforce safe food handling guidelines.
A team player who is willing to be held accountable for the quality of products produced by others, for meeting tight deadlines, and for contributing to the success of all kitchen and action station production. Must read, speak and understand English and have a working knowledge of basic food service math.
Tufts Dining is a hospitality-oriented service provider, all employees are expected to be customer service sensitive.
Experience cooking for catered events especially in a university or institutional setting with a top tier program.
Experience utilizing computers for work and the capability and willingness to learn the FoodPro software system.
Experience supervising the culinary work of others.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Organization: Central Kitchen and Bakery
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Mar 11, 2019, 2:59:10 PM
Internal Number: 95380
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