Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Chef Manager I for Dining Services. This position reports to the Dining Services Unit Manager, depending on unit assignment, supervises food production for student board, cash operation, special events, and catering, ensuring that all food is produced in a timely manner to meet needs, and is presented in an attractive and appealing style.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Supervises kitchen personnel in the production of hot and cold food, in the cleaning of food preparation areas, and in the control of food costs.
Trains employees to follow methods and procedures in the use of all kitchen equipment.
Assigns employees as needed to ensure a smooth-running operation.
Evaluates the performance of all employees and offers guidance and takes disciplinary action where necessary.
Prepares and updates food production and food preparation sheets.
Participates in food production planning in conjunction with the Food Production Manager.
Assumes responsibility for production planning in absence of Food Production Manager.
Ensures that safety, sanitation, and cleanliness standards are met as set forth by Rutgers University Dining Services and the State of New Jersey.
Prepares and files accident and incident reports as needed.
Follows up on inspection issues and makes recommendations for new procedures to correct areas of concern.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Degree in Culinary Arts, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
A minimum of two (2) years of fine and quantity cooking experience with one (1) year of kitchen management experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Additional cooking experience with a proven record of quality, chef-level food preparation experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
Good communication skills and computer literacy in industry standard software.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Four (4) years experience, including supervision and food preparation in a high-volume dining or catering facility..
Food Pro Software
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
This position requires the ability lift and carry food, equipment and beverage items.
This position requires the ability to work at variety of locations and work a flexible schedule including extended daily hours, weekends, or during winter recess.
Clean driving record.
Posting Number: 21ST1804
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 136193
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.