Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 236970-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Management/Supervisory, Food Service, Food Production

Position Summary:

The Division of University Housing is committed to providing an exceptional workplace for its workforce of approximately 450 career staff members and over 1,500 students. University Housing provides an inclusive and safe working environment that promotes engagement, empowerment, and professional development. University Housing operates nineteen residence halls across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, providing a home to over 7,800 undergraduate students. We also operate three apartment communities, serving about 3,000 graduate students, academic staff, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, and their families. In addition, we manage seven dining venues across campus, and provide conference group and youth camp housing throughout the summer months.

University Housing is divided into five main departments: Administration, Dining & Culinary Services, Residence Hall Facilities, Residence Life, and University Apartments. Whether we're launching new academic support services, testing out a new recipe, renovating resident rooms, organizing welcome events, cleaning our facilities, or inviting a new summer youth camp to campus, everything that we do is to support the mission of the University and fulfill University Housing's goal to be, "The place everyone wants to live."

Under the general direction of the Executive Chef, this position is responsible for operating the day to day bakery operations in our central production facility. This position will work closely with the Executive Chef, Unit Chefs, Assistant Director, Catering and Unit Managers. The Pastry Chef will be required to plan production, work production along side bakers / chefs and develop seasonal offerings. This position will also oversee the day to day operation of the cook chill portion of central production.

The Pastry Chef is responsible to create high quality pastry and desserts with standardized recipes and presentations. Also assist in production and maintenance of par stocks of pastry and dessert with proper rotation of products and maintain highest cleanliness and hygiene standard in the pastry and bakery section. This position will assist in leading the department to the goal of creating an exceptional customer service experience with extraordinary food in all service areas, while supporting Housing's mission. To achieve these goals, this position will effectively supervise and oversee daily floor operations in addition to providing supervision and development of front-line staff and student workers.

University Housing is an essential services provider and all University Housing employees are part of this commitment to our residents and guests. University Housing is unique from many other state agencies and university departments because we cannot close as our services must be maintained at all times.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Culinary or Pastry degree from accredited college or university preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

In place of culinary or pastry degree, equivalent experience would be two years of supervisory kitchen experience in a professional kitchen per year of culinary school. Two year culinary degree would require four years of supervisory experience.

License or Certificate:

ServSafe Certification required.
Drivers license which meets UW Risk Management Standards preferred.

Additional Information:

Physical requirements: Periods of standing, walking, and frequent lifting of objects weighing approximately 50 pounds; frequent pulling and pushing of carts weighing approximately 200 pounds.

Primary schedule below. Schedule alterations and additional hours may be necessary based on operational need. This position has a work schedule based on the catering events and includes frequent weekends and evenings.

Hours for this position are Monday - Friday, 7:00am - 3:30pm.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $48,500 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply online, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and work history within the online application system.

- Within the work history, please complete all fields, including dates of employment.

Online applications must be received by 11:55pm on the deadline listed. Failure to submit complete application materials will result in ineligibility for this position. A criminal background check will be conducted on all finalists.

By applying for this vacancy, applicants will be considered for all current or upcoming University Housing vacancies in this title. For a full list, visit www.housing.wisc.edu/jobs-career.htm.

University Housing may communicate with you about your application status using a text messaging service. To opt-out please reply "STOP" to text messages received or contact University Housing HR at hr@housing.wisc.edu or 608-262-2766.


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Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/ .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Jul 7 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 4 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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