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Executive Chef

Job Number Full/Part Time Schedule Salary
201212146235 Full Time 8AM - 5PM $53,415 - $109,538

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The Executive Chef will direct, manage and oversee the seven-day daily culinary operations of the Dining Service program for campus retail operations, which includes six (6) quick service restaurants, one (1) fast casual restaurant, five (5) convenience stores, concessions, central grab-and-go production and distribution, and two (2) catering operations, Citrus Grove Catering and HUB2Go. The Executive Chef supervises five (5) and indirectly supervises eighteen (18 - career and limited, and 250 student employees). The Executive Chef will provide professional, technical and creative direction to the culinary team to ensure food quality standards and safety are adhered to in all retail dining facilities. The Executive Chef is responsible for research and development of all menus and for planning, directing and coordinating daily culinary operations, food production, procurement, presentation, and service for sales in excess of $9,655,000 annually.

The Executive Chef serves as a member of the Dining Services Senior Management Team responsible for departmental quality standards, strong culinary leadership, and guidance of the culinary operations team.

The Dining Services Department of the University of California, Riverside supports the global campus community by nourishing and delighting our students guests, faculty and staff with outstanding cuisine, cutting-edge menus and delivering exceptional customer service. The selected candidate will work daily with a team of committed professionals focused on "above the line" accountability and results! We are looking for accomplished professionals interested in continuing our cultivation of the latest trends in collegiate retail and residential services, promoting and shaping sound sustainable business practices, and to help us prepare our department for imminent and planned growth with many new, innovative and remodeled facilities coming on-line over the next few years. Positions come with full medical, dental and vision benefits packages, retirement, wellness benefits and advancement opportunities.

UCR's Housing, Dining & Residential Services (HDRS) is one of the largest unit's on campus, providing housing to about 30% of our students, dining for entire campus in residential and retail facilities, programming and support through a robust residential life program, conferencing and catering services, and child development care to our faculty, staff and students. HDRS employs 450 career employees and over 800 student employees. HDRS departments include Assignments & Accounts, Business & Financial Services, Capital Programs, Catering Services, Child Development, Conference Services, Dining Services, Information Technologies, Marketing, Operations, and Residential Life. HDRS reports to the Division of Student Affairs.

Minimum Requirements

1. Graduation from college, preferably with training in culinary arts, dietetics or hospitality, and 5 years of management experience in a complex food services operation; or an equivalent combination of college education and experience; or a minimum of 10 years management experience in an advanced culinary position in a complex food services operation.

2. Proven culinary operations and management experience in a high volume, diverse food service organization including, but not limited to, menu research and development, catering, fiscal management, quality control, food safety and food production, handling and storage.

3. Superior training and communication skills to effectively and professionally communicate using tact and diplomacy with the internal and external campus community, both verbally and in writing, and to discuss improvements and solve problems.

4. Demonstrated supervisory experience, leadership, and personnel management experience to effectively administer and manage a diverse and complex culinary food service operation, including recruitment, hiring, evaluation, compensation, coaching and counseling, time management, training and safety programs.

5. Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of on-line processes and software to administer and manage food service computer system including, but not limited to, production, purchasing, forecasting, menus, labor scheduling and management, financial reports and meal

Preferred Qualifications

1. Food service culinary operations experience in an institution of higher education.

2. Spanish/English bilingual.

3. Union contract management experience.

4. Knowledge of union systems, policies and procedures, and familiarity with the UCR campus community, its goals and philosophies.

5. Working knowledge of the Food Pro Menu and Inventory Management System and POS System hardware.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #4 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2011). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 41st among top public universities (US News and World Report 2011) and is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer, with a commitment to workforce diversity.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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