Collegiate Foodservice Opportunities

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Job Detail

Fall 2021
Sous Chef
University of Michigan - Michigan Dining
Full Time
Sous Chef
$40,000 - $49,999

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relate to this position. In your cover letter, please indicate how you discovered this opportunity

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The Sous Chef provides important supervisory support for culinary operations and includes assisting with food production and assisting with the oversight of culinary teams for assigned operation(s) and assigned event(s). Usually in partnership with an Executive Chef, or Operations Manager, the Sous Chef will be an active contributor in providing hands-on training, regular coaching, and will help monitoring for recipe adherence and safety/sanitation to ensure their unit(s) are preparing and serving quality and food items. We encourage our Sous Chef's to assist with creative ideas for menu planning, unit specials or special events to ensure Michigan Dining is creating memorable moments for our students, staff and faculty.

What You'll Do

  • Handle situation that includes resolving unexpected issues around staffing, menu modifications.
  • Monitor the dining unit(s) financial environment by controlling revenue and expenses including completing in-house financial tasks around food, equipment and supply inventories.
  • Establish a pattern of management, together with the Chef or operations manager to monitor, and ensure, food safety, food quality, and customer service standards and ensure a safe and welcoming environment for our staff.
  • Maintain and lasting relationship with our community partners, guest, clients and other work groups to promote organizational goals.
  • Promote a culture of teamwork by assisting with regular hands-on training and feedback
  • Help ensure Dining, University and state/federal laws and procedures are implemented and maintained in a positive and manner by monitor food merchandising, presentation standards, and proper labeling to include food allergens.

Required Qualifications*

  • Formal training in a culinary program or an Associate degree and at least three years of culinary work experience in the hospitality or food service environment or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Knowledge of food service and health codes
  • You will earn the American Culinary Federation certificate at the Certified Sous Chef-level and maintain this certification as a condition of employment.
  • Position requires a varied work schedule, including availability on nights and weekends as needed.

Desired Qualifications*

Additional professional or educational experience specifically in a high-quality collegiate dining program preferred. Familiarity with board plan operations, retail operations and menu cycles a plus including a understanding of food service management systems. Culinary and food safety certification desirable.

Additional Information

Benefits at the University of Michigan

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Learn more here. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses

Additional Information

You will report to: Executive Chef

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.

Relocation will not be offered for this position. 


Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.

NOTE: The above information is provided by the employer. The National Association of College & University Food Services does not verify the accuracy of these statements.