Catering Executive Chef - Catering Events
Washington University (CWU) is recruiting a Catering Executive Chef to
join the Dining Services team in Ellensburg, Washington. We are seeking
top-tier culinary leadership who want to help change students’ lives.
Join us as we grow our new campus catering program and support the
campus community through food. We offer a high quality of life with the
opportunity to teach and influence. The CWU Dining Services team offers a
range of culinary experiences to the CWU community, from fine dining
meals, to fast casual experiences.
addition to promotion and growth opportunities, CWU offers incredible
benefits, including 8 credits in tuition waivers each quarter for
employees and 50% off for dependents, 26 days of paid time off each year
for salaried managers, and retirement matching.
offering a salary, depending on experience, of $44,367 - $62,113
annually plus CWU’s amazing benefits. Apply now on the CWU Careers
website at careers.cwu.edu and search the job code 4597.
Who We Are:
are a team of individuals committed to changing students' lives. No
matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering
our students to fulfill their dreams. Working in higher education
provides career growth and choice. Think of a university campus like a
mini city, operating across 380 acres. You’ll find diverse academics,
libraries, athletics and sporting events, full-service and quick serve
dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers,
housing for ~10,000 students, health services, police, and public
the fifth time in six years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious
Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into
Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire,
and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus. CWU is an
EEO/AA/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.
What We Offer:
investment in you begins the day you join our team: a healthy and
successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental,
life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans,
tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town,
an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a
wellness incentive program. Learn more at www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits.
Tour our campus in Ellensburg here.
CWU Catering operation is a multi-faceted operation that includes
concessions, food wagon operations, catering, special events and grab
and go food production. The Catering Executive Chef will provide
culinary leadership to the entire catering program. The Catering
Executive Chef helps to create and lead a culinary program that
emphasizes food quality, creative excellence, and a high level of
customer service through effective leadership of back of the house
efforts. The Catering Executive Chef oversees a team of 3 classified
staff as well as a team of 50-100 student staff. The Catering Executive
Chef participates with the Catering management team in a collaborative
effort to coordinate and synchronize the Catering operations and
services in keeping with the vision, standards, and goals of Dining
Services. All employees are expected to support CWU’s commitment to
diversity and to bring and support inclusion into the university
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: $44,367 - $62,113 annually
Schedule/Appointment: Variable; based on business needs
Working Conditions: Work is performed primarily indoors, at times in hot/cold/noisy/wet areas with some exposure to hazardous equipment and products. Working in temperatures from 0 degrees (freezer) to 350+ degrees (around cooking equipment) is common. Work requires walking and/or standing (often in a stationary position) for the majority of each shift. Bending/climbing/carrying/pulling/pushing/lifting associated with loading/unloading of supplies and preparation, plating, and serving of food is required. Occasional overtime is required, and shift work may be required.
Additional physical requirements of the position include pushing utility and hand carts with up to 150 lbs. of supplies to various workstations; correctly lifting up to 35 lbs. individually from the floor or shelf locations to heights of 48" so products can be poured into smaller containers or put on worktables.
*This position requires working a schedule that varies based on business needs. This entails attending and participating in events that occur seven days a week and outside normal business hours.
Benefits: CWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance, along with vacation and sick leave plans depending on employment classification. For additional information please visit: https://www.cwu.edu/hr/benefits
An employee of CWU may be eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program if the employee has student loans. To learn more, visit: https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/public-service-loan-forgiveness-program.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
Screening Begins: February 1, 2022 and opened until filled
**Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Name: Monique Gonzalez
Title: Administrative Assistant
Phone: (509) 963-1591
Please contact Human Resources at email@example.com or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21.14.1, CWU employees are to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as of October 2021. Your vaccination status will be verified if/when a job offer is made. Information about how to apply for medical and religious accommodations are available here: www.cwu.edu/hr/. Failure to meet the vaccination policy (or approval of a medical or religious accommodation) will result in revocation of the offer.
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080 and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.