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Residential Chef

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 4, 2024

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Residential Chef

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Position Number: 02154957

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)

Job Summary
The position is located within the UWM Residence Halls. Under direction of Associate Sous Chefs, this position functions as one of the Chefs for Sandburg Cafe. The incumbent will be responsible for the timely preparation of hot and cold food for sales throughout various dining locations and catered events for Retail Services. They will personally prepare and lead/train other employees in the preparation of hot and cold food according to established recipes. Incumbent will meet production schedules while following safe food handling practices. They will also recommend and prepare special items for catered events and tastings and recommend changes in menus and recipes as necessary.

The Department of Retail Services is hiring to fill One Full-time, year round position.

This position will be assigned schedules as necessary to cover the needs of the department and schedules may vary from week to week depending on the events scheduled.

Nights and weekends availability is needed if there are special events and based on operational need. Position also requires the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Experience in various food service concepts (Full service, quick service, etc.)
  • At least two years of experience preparing food in a commercial kitchen environment

Preferred Qualifications
Highly qualified candidates will also have:
  • Basic cooking skills: Sautéing, Broiling, Frying, Roasting, Butchery, Garde Manger, Pantry, Breakfast Cookery, etc.
  • Supervisor or Lead worker experience in a food service environment (training, assigning tasks, and scheduling of subordinate staff)
  • Experience cooking food according to recipes, quality standards, presentation standards and food preparation checklist
  • Experience working in higher education, hotel, hospital, or institutional facility
  • Associate’s Degree or higher in Culinary Arts or related field
  • ServSafe Sanitation Certification or equivalent

Application Instructions
Interested candidates must submit:
  • A Resume addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications as listed above

Recommended but not required:
  • Two professional references
  • Cover Letter
The search committee will not consider resumes and/or cover letters that fail to address the qualifications or where explanations are unclear.

Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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