Job Requisition Number: 22589. At Cal Dining, we believe that ?breaking bread together? is a unique aspect of dining on-campus with friends, faculty or staff. Our focus is on nourishing the Cal community, both for physical and social well-being, through customer-driven programs, culinary excellence and campus social responsibility.
This position involves all aspects of food service operations, including preparation, serving and presentation of food and beverages; dining and serving area set up; cleaning of the facilities, equipment and tableware; greeting customers, checking meal cards and executing transactions.
Under the general direction of the Unit Manager, the Executive Chef Manager is responsible for the seven day operation of the production area of the dining facility. The Executive Chef Manager is responsible for providing leadership, creativity in menu planning and presentation, and training and development in food production, presentation and service at the dining facility. Ensures quality customer service, food production and presentation for dining facility and catering. Interacts with staff and guests in a high volume dining environment and must independently prioritize tasks and duties in order to achieve the departmental goals and profitability. Must possess a culinary background and demonstrate expertise in the areas of food knowledge and production. Must possess skills necessary to conduct ongoing training in food production, safety and sanitation. Additionally, the Exec. Chef Manager must possess a thorough understanding of principles of food production as well as the analytical skills necessary to maintain a computerized menu management system. Participates in programs that may include: dining, catering and conferences.
? Oversees activities of culinary staff who operate and maintain kitchens, cafeterias, luncheon counters, and restaurants for in-house serving of customers ? Audits and ensures compliance of food prep to QA standards and safety/security related to handling and preparation of food ? Manage catering production in unit for catered events, as needed ? Ensure sanitation guidelines during production ? Adjust production levels to meet service needs ? Responsible for achieving the desired fiscal goals by use of effective controls to meet budget requirements for the production function of an operating unit ? Oversees assignment of tasks, checks work areas at frequent intervals, and maintains schedules ? Oversees direction of employees to complete services using established food safety guidelines, procedures and quality control ? Train staff in recipe production ? Take appropriate personnel actions in accordance with all U.C. and department HR policies and union contracts ? Develops and maintains exceptional customer service standards ? Ensure quality customer service standards at the beginning, middle and end of meal service? Solid knowledge in food service and sanitation regulations ? Solid verbal and written communication in the English language, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, and critical thinking, and ability to multi-task and ensure effective time management. ? Solid decision making and reasoning skills, and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis and quality control analysis ? Solid and effective interpersonal and work supervision skills to provide guidance to other personnel ? Intermediate computer applications skills ? Culinary Expertise ? Experience developing quality control programs for optimal product quality ? Advanced skills in menu development, food costing, production and presentation ? Advanced level of knowledge and skills utilizing kitchen equipment ? Experience with computerized menu management systems ? Master level of cooking ? Experience directing, developing and managing staff ? High school diploma or equivalent certification/experience ? Culinary Degree or equivalent experience ? Lead/supervisory experience, preferably in food service industry
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