Reporting to the Executive Chef, the Chef de Cuisine has overall management responsibility for the catering services and food management for The Culinary Center and for University Event Management. Manages the staff as it relates to scheduling, training, performance and sanitation and food handling. Ensures food preparation meets all quality and customer standards. Manages budget targets for all catering operations.
Develops catering service goals relating to food preparation; presentation, menu development, and inventory management. Continuous improvement of production processes; communicates with Executive Chef and provides feedback on all issues regarding production and process.
Develops recipes for all menus with consideration to nutrition requirements, allergens and balance, use of seasonal and affordable foods and introduces the variety necessary to maintain current customers and attract new business.
In collaboration with the Executive Chef, manage the production staff including recruitment, performance reviews, staff development, time and attendance, and disciplinary actions and that work conditions meet the guidelines of the units bargaining agreement.
Develops customer service training model to be consistently presented to all staff current and new to ensure the quality of service and food preparation and presentation is evaluated and adjusted.
Works with Executive Chef to manage food costs, purchasing standards, and inventory controls. Verifies payroll and purchases. Maintains sufficient staffing with respect to needs to control labor costs.
All other duties as assigned.
Bachelorâ€™s degree from an accredited college or culinary school or equivalent combination of education and experience required and at least five years of experience required; preferably in Corporate, College or University food services.
Experience must include at least five years in a supervisory role.
Must demonstrate proven leadership skills and ability to motivate and manage within a union environment.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule including weekends and/or evenings.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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