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Executive Sous Chef, UM Campus Dining

University of Montana
Montana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Oct 20, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Auxiliary Services, Conference & Special Event Administration, Food Services Management
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Campus Dining is one of the premiere, university, food-service organizations in the country. UM Catering is part of Campus Dining and is known for its use of local foods, premiere events, weddings, large events, and eclectic menus.

The University of Montana, located in Missoula, MT is a culturally integrated outdoor community with world-class mountain biking, fishing, hunting and skiing. More than 12,000 students from all over the globe claim The University of Montana as home. The University incorporates diversity into our staffing, menus and special events. UM Dining’s trend setting programs like the UM Farm to College Program, sustainable business practices, the campus garden programs and our staff development programs are envied by our peers across the country. Our international award winning culinary team is proud to be part of the campus and enjoys an excellent reputation with our clients, faculty and staff.

Campus Dining invites applications for a rare opportunity in managing the Retail Kitchen. The Executive Sous Chef reports to the Catering Manager and is responsible for the fiscal and personnel management of the Retail Kitchen. Working with a team of culinary professionals and a student employee staff, this position will oversee the production of food and menu development for catering, and other retail operations.

Required Skills
  • Experience as a chef in a professional catering environment
  • Professional food management and supervisory experience
  • Knowledge and experience with wine and beer pairings
  • Working knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, Excel spread sheets, and extensive knowledge of point of sale systems (POS)
  • Ability to work a schedule that does not consist of standard office hours and will include some evenings, weekends, special events, and holidays as required by the needs of the business
  • Menu development

Minimum Required Experience
  • Extensive experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities at this level are typically acquired with a four (4) year degree in hospitality or foodservice management or a related field, plus a minimum of four (4) years of directly related experience, or a two (2) year degree from an accredited culinary program, with six (6) years of related food service, culinary, or management experience
  • Management ServSafe certification, or the ability to obtain certification within four (4) months of hire
  • Valid Montana driver’s license or the ability to obtain a license within four (4) months of hire

About the Department and UM

Campus Dining supports student success through superior cuisine, exceptional dining experiences and sustainable business practices.

Shared Values and Guiding Principles

  • NOURISHMENT: We serve wholesome, high quality, and nutritious food.
  • GUEST SERVICE: The people we serve are our guests. We will exceed our guests’ expectations.
  • SUSTAINABILITY : We commit to local, regional, and global environmental stewardship through sustainable business practices and agricultural economic development in Montana through the UM Farm to College Program.
  • PROFESSIONALISM : We exhibit passion, excellence, integrity, loyalty, responsiveness, and innovation in the pursuit of our profession. We affirm, cultivate, and value our employees through professional development.
  • DIVERSITY : We respect and celebrate the contributions, rights, and dignity of our diverse employees and guests.
  • PARTNERSHIPS: We cultivate collaborative and financial partnerships with our on- and off-campus colleagues in support of the University’s mission.
  • FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY: As a self-operated dining department, we maintain profitability to meet our obligations as a self-funded state auxiliary account. We are entrepreneurial in our exploration and development of new revenue opportunities.

The University of Montana is a unit of the Montana University System with over 10,000 students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 72,000, surrounded by mountain grandeur which was recently ranked in the “ top 20 best college towns with a population of less than 250,000 ” by the American Institute for Economic Research and ranked 9th in Outside Magazine’s “ The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America” in 2014 . Many national publications recognize Missoula for its high quality of life . Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details

Position Title: Executive Sous Chef - Catering

Position Number: 117450

Department: Campus Dining

Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), 12 months/year. Position requires alternative work schedule.

Salary: $22.781/hr

Union Affiliation: None

Probationary Period: Six months minimum

Benefits Include : Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 9 , 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV".

A complete application Includes:

  1. Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  2. Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  3. Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.
  4. This position will require a kitchen practical for selected candidates.

Job Location Missoula, Montana, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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