University Center Chef
University of California, Santa Cruz
JOB #: 1606932
FULL TIME; CAREER
Starting Salary Range: $4,000 to $4,200/month. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Colleges, Housing and Educational Services (CHES) is a multi-funded organization within the Business and Administrative Services (BAS) division at the University of California (UC) Santa Cruz. CHES provides leadership in the areas of college student life and residential services, housing services, facilities, employee housing and capital planning, dining services, conference services, early education services, the Bay Tree Bookstore, ID card services, and business and financial analysis for these areas. Through these units, educational and developmental programs and services are offered to all members of the campus community including students, faculty, staff, children and external constituents.
CHES provides on-campus housing and dining services to nearly 9,500 undergraduate and graduate students in ten residential colleges and six multi-college affiliated residential communities which support single students and students with families.
UC Santa Cruz Dining is instrumental in the success of our students as well as providing services to staff, faculty and guests of the campus. Our mission is to be committed to: creating a diverse, safe, fun and trusting environment for our guests and team; building an innovative dining program providing high quality service and food while embracing social, nutritional and financial responsibilities.
Under the general supervision of the Assistant Unit Manager of Hospitality Services, the University Center (UCEN) Chef manages the culinary operation of any UCEN event included but not limited to Terra Fresca Restaurant, UCEN Catering, etc. and as assigned, 9/10 Dining Hall and/or Dining departmental needs, assisting with establishing operational needs, production standards, cooking processes and procedures for day to day operations.
The UCEN Chef is responsible for training production personnel in food preparation, display design, equipment usage, proper food handling, recipe testing, creative menu planning and innovations, expediting service standards and presentations. Implements event budget plans and cost control techniques during the academic year and Summer conference season. Supervises service and staff for restaurant and special events of high campus profile requiring knowledge of the academic and political climate on campus. Ensures high quality food and presentation for all UCEN events on campus and off campus, ranging from groups of 10 to 2000+. Helps create and maintain an effective team that takes pride in their product and services and inspires them through modeling UCEN as an art form and platform for using creativity and new skills. Ensures that food quality and safety guidelines are established and consistently maintained to achieve the highest public health standards and reduce the risk of food borne illness. Responsibilities include direct supervision of assigned career staff and student employees throughout the year.
Strong demonstrated experience in management especially related to full service restaurants, hospitality field and/or retail services, including but not limited to culinary expertise, financial and labor management, employee relations and training, menu development, customer service, food production, handling and storage, quality control, health and safety.
Strong demonstrated ability to manage multiple events.
Demonstrated supervisory, leadership, and personnel management skills to effectively administer and manage through others, including: Skill and temperament to provide an open climate and create opportunities for employee communication and positive departmental interaction.
Ability to recruit, interview, hire, manage, lead, motivate and supervise effectively a diverse workforce including setting and meeting performance goals, conducting performance appraisals and providing training for residential dining service staff.
Strong demonstrated culinary production skills.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 01-29-2017
APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED TO USE THE UCSC ON-LINE PROCESS
View full job description and access on-line application: https://jobs.ucsc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69573
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date. Computers are available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources office located at 1201 Shaffer Road, Santa Cruz. For further information or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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