Chef de Cuisine - Owens

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Food Service
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Posted on July 8, 2021

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. 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, food service 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

Ability to obtain Certified Chef de Cuisine through the American Culinary Federation. Demonstrated knowledge of computers including Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Food Pro or another automated food ordering/inventory system, 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. Current Chef de Cuisine (or higher) certification from the American Culinary Federation.

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Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

July 28th, 2021

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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