University of North Texas Chef Manager in Denton, Texas

Department Overview

Join the University of North Texas Dining Services department where fresh is "in"! All of our food is prepared fresh in our kitchens using local vendors and farms - no convenience foods.

Our Dining Services department includes a nationally acclaimed vegan cafeteria, faculty and staff meal plans, and dining halls are open to the community. All menu planning is done in-house by each kitchen's chef and fresh ice cream is made on campus. To our staff, eating local is not just an attitude, it's our way of life.

The University of North Texas is a state employer offering great benefits, including medical, dental, life, retirement, ample paid time off, and great work/life balance.

Job Description

The Food Service Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Food Service Manager II to function as a Chef Manager.

The Chef Manager is responsible for overseeing food preparation, food production, and meal service, as well as organizing and preparing standard menu items for all areas of food service operation.

Responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to: * Directing daily operations: inspects, preps, tests and evaluates all food quality and appearances. * Developing menus and recipes. * Establishing operating standards. * Assists the Catering Manager and Director with catering events and functions * Evaluates procedures and policies to ensure efficient and effective operations. * Teaches culinary arts to staff members informally and formally. * Interviews/Supervises salaried and hourly staff. * Accurately forecasts food production and controls food cost * Reviews/approves time and leave requests for staff. * Supports and Practices the University's and Dining Services commitment to service.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in related field and three years of experience in food service management; or any equivalent combination of experience, education or training. Must be Food Safe Certified or able to get certification within 6 months.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required: * Thorough knowledge of food preparation and food service management in a large food service unit. * Thorough knowledge of hazards to human life and health that can occur from improper food preservation and service. * Thorough knowledge of kitchen equipment, kitchen implements, and advanced food preparation and processing procedures. * Ability to analyze and solve problems, and make the necessary decisions on personnel, food preparation, or food handling problems that may develop. * Skill in determining and requisitioning supplies of food and vegetables. * Ability to develop and maintain accurate records of food inventories, personnel, labor, and food costs. * Skill in training, supervising, and evaluating the work of of subordinates. * Ability to maintain time and cash receipts records. * Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed. * Must be able to set-up, serve and break down special events. * Must be able to anticipate and successfully respond to changing business needs.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

  • Catering Experience
  • Culinary background
    Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume, a cover letter and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Requisition Number: 152181

Job Title: Chef Manager

Official Title: Food Service Manager II

Position Number: 00002105

Department: Catering - 163730

Location: Denton

Is this an internal posting only?: No

Is this a security sensitive position?: Yes

Driving a University Vehicle?: Yes

Job Open Date: 10-13-2016

Job Close Date: Open Until Filled

Pay Rate: Commensurate with experience

Pay Basis: Monthly

Job Type: Full-time Permanent

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