Oregon State University – Cascades (OSU-Cascades) is seeking a Sous Chef. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. This position will be located in Bend, OR.
In support of the OSU-Cascades Signature Areas of Distinction, the Dining Services team exists to support the health and wellness of all students, faculty and staff by providing food and beverage choices that facilitate our own health, contribute to the collective well-being of our community, and work in collaboration with internal experts as well as external partners. The OSU-Cascades Dining Services team is committed to:
Creating a welcoming and inclusive dining experience that will create a sense of community.
Providing dining options that meet the taste preferences, nutritional needs, price and dietary requests of our students, faculty and staff.
Working toward continuous improvements of operational efficiency by identifying and assessing metrics used to define success.
Successfully managing a dining operation in a competitive market that will at a minimum break even.
The purpose of the Sous Chef is to provide consistent, innovative, quality food in a fast paced, high volume commercial kitchen environment. This role is responsible for establishing and enforcing processes that ensure proper food handling techniques and health department compliance, ordering of food and supplies, developing menus and recipes within the guidelines set by the Culinary team and meeting food cost goals. This position also provides direction and continuous training for culinary staff and student workers on a daily basis and oversees production and food presentation for OSU-Cascades in conjunction with other culinary members and managers, and partners with Dining Leadership team as needed regarding SEIU/OPEU contractual guidelines.
OSU-Cascades Dining Services staff members are expected to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for all students, faculty and staff.
Typically requires Associates degree, vocational or technical degree in Culinary Arts or equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of full time progressive culinary experience in a large commercial restaurant, hotel or catering business or institution. Two years of supervisory or lead work experience in a food service organization. May require certification or licensure.
Associates degree, vocational or technical degree in Culinary Arts, completion of a certified culinary apprenticeship, equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted. 5 years of progressive chef experience with a minimum of 3 years' full time work experience as a Sous Chef or Lead. Supervisory experience in a large commercial restaurant, hotel, catering, or institution. Demonstrated knowledge in a variety of culinary skills, techniques and styles. E.g., experience in exhibition cooking, experience in various global cuisines. Must have strong knowledge of the flow of food through the preparation process, presentation, and service. Demonstrated ability to teach others. Excellent oral, written, and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to cooperate, follow instructions, and organizational skills. Basic working knowledge of windows-based personal computer applications (e.g. Work Excel, e-mail). Demonstrated passion for food and the food service industry. Working knowledge of ServSafe principles; certification required within 90 days of employment. Ability to lift, carry or push up to 50lbs. Must obtain an Oregon Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of the hire date and maintain throughout employment with OSU-Cascades Dining Services. Pursuant to OSU-Cascades Dining Services policy, this position is required to maintain current CPR/AED certification within 90 days of employment, or when training becomes available. Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Ability to promote and enhance diversity as demonstrated by previous experience working with individuals and groups with widely varying backgrounds, perspectives, education, and skills. Demonstrated knowledge of food allergens and special dietary needs. This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.
OSU Cascades is a seven-day-a-week operation, so weekends, evenings, and occasional holiday work will be required. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule based on operational needs.
The employee in this position will often be required to lift/carry/push/push/pull objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
This position is deemed essential and the incumbent is expected to report to work during inclement weather, emergency and other University work curtailments or closures.
This is a physically active job in an institutional kitchen environment. Incumbent will experience long working periods of standing on a hard floor; working with commercial kitchen equipment; fluctuation in work flow, temperature and noise level.
Additional Salary Information: Starting salary is anticipated to be approximately $40,000-$46,000 and will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
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