Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Chef de Cuisine - Owens

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on September 13, 2019

Job Description

Assist in the supervision and management of a large university dining center and self-branded concepts under the direction of the Executive Chef. Responsibilities include assisting with execution of menu plan, budget plan, personnel plan, customer relations, safety and sanitation, and the maintenance of building, equipment, and sales & register transactions. Assist in the supervision, counseling, training and development of employees. Ensures all policies and procedures are followed. Ensures a high level of customer service at all times in the dining facility. Prepares recipes and ensures food productions are of the highest standards of quality, taste, creativity, presentation, and variety. Maintains high levels of customer service at all times.

Required Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited culinary program with a minimum of an AOS degree, or equivalent related experience. Ability to obtain Certified Chef de Cuisine through the American Culinary Federation. Considerable knowledge of commercial kitchen and food service operations including menu planning and schedule production, automated food ordering, preparation, set-up, pricing, merchandising, presentation, and maintenance. Supervision and management experience in a high volume, multiple menu item, foodservice establishment. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and the public; excellent supervision and leadership abilities; excellent customer service skills; ability to handle multiple tasks and serve high volume/quality in a fast paced environment. 

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated knowledge of computers including Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Food Pro or another automated food ordering/inventory systems, and Timeclock or another time tracking/payroll system. Certified nutrition, sanitation, hospitality management, culinary training, and bakery training preferred. ServSafe certification and HACCP certification desired.

Pay Band


Salary Information

$41,500 - $46,000 and commensurate with experience

Review Date

For full consideration, please submit application and documents by August 20, 2019

Additional Information

This is an essential personnel position. 

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

About Student Affairs:  Student Affairs at Virginia Tech enhances the student experience by fostering an inclusive, innovative, caring, and learning-centered environment. Staff are actively engaged in the lives of students, and are committed to providing outstanding programs and services that enhance student development and enrich the quality of campus life. As such, staff strive to engage every student in the Division’s five Aspirations for Student Learning, which include: creating a community that commits to unwavering curiosity, pursues self-understanding and integrity, practices civility, prepares others for a life of courageous leadership, and embraces the University’s motto Ut Prosim as a way of life.

About Dining Services:  Dining Services provides our students with award-winning dining and is committed to student satisfaction. Renowned for its food and venue atmospheres, the university’s reputation for outstanding dining is built on innovation and service. Dining Services practices sustainability in all of its dining centers and hosts many special events and themed meals each semester. Dining Services operates 11 dining facilities and two food trucks, provides comprehensive nutrition programs, offers on- and off-campus catering, provides nationally-branded food options, and has varied hours of operation to fit almost any need.

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