Major Duties: General summaryManages the culinary operations for the University dining facilities and programs.Major duties- Manages and oversees all culinary operations for one or more dining facilities or programs. Oversees menu implementation, food preparation, presentation and portioning and plating design through direction and supervision. Ensures strict compliance with health, safety and sanitation requirements and regulations.- Establishes and coordinates procedures for food production in the dining facilities ensuring efficient operations, high quality presentation, food safety and food labor cost control. Monitors the budget and makes necessary adjustments.- Recommends changes to menus, recipes and cooking methods to improve food quality. Collaborates with the associate director to develop menus and recipes. Utilizes the menu management software to enhance operational efficiency. Ensure processes are efficient and executed in a timely manner.- Develops and conducts culinary training with food production employees and management to ensure proper use of equipment, recipe preparation and presentation and customer service. Trains staff to ensure culinary skills, food safety and deliver and inventory procedures are current.- Researches best practices and participates in evaluation of food products, menu concepts and equipment. Assesses needs and schedules maintenance on equipment as necessary.- May supervise staff and student employees.
Minimum Qualifications: - Associate's degree in related field from an accredited institution.- Three years' relevant experience.- ServSafe and Allertrain certification or able to obtain within 90 days of hire, and must be maintained as a condition of employment.- Ability to work required irregular shifts and extended hours, including weekends and holidays.
One of the top-100 public universities in the United States, Western Michigan University is committed to being learner centered, discovery driven and globally engaged. Founded in 1903, what was once Western Michigan College became Michigan's fourth public university in 1957. Since then, WMU has undergone dramatic growth in size and stature. Today, the University offers more than 240 academic programs to students pursuing degrees through the doctoral level. More than 20 percent of its 25,000 students are enrolled in graduate course work, studying in disciplines ranging from atomic physics and graph theory to medieval literature and blind rehabilitation. Of 101 graduate offerings available, 30 lead to a doctoral degree.