Collegiate Foodservice Opportunities

The NACUFS Job Portal is now a nationwide resource for employment opportunities in college and university foodservices. NACUFS members can submit a job posting as a member benefit and there is no charge. If you are a non-member and would like to submit a posting, contact for pricing and details.


Job Detail

Fall 2022
Executive Chef
Smith College
Dining Services
Full Time
Executive Chef

Job Summary


In partnership with the Executive Director of Auxiliary Services in leading, managing and oversight of the dining program, special events, and summer programs. Oversee culinary standards, sustainable purchasing, recipe development, culinary training.  Manage the manager of nutrition services and student accommodations. Uphold policy and procedures for the dining department. Direct the supervision of unit staff, budget and food production.


Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.


Essential Functions


Staff Management: (50%)


Oversee all culinary operations which includes supervision of dining staff and ensuring all products and services meet or exceed department standards of quality. Directly manage the Manager of Nutrition Services.  Provide back up for other area managers and participate on campus weekend coverage.


Responsible for meeting union contractual obligations and to ensure positive working relationships. Work with management team to develop training programs and department sanitation and safety standards. Hire, counsel and discipline staff as necessary.


Recipe Analysis and Menu Development (35%)


Consult, develop and coordinate the CBORD Food Service Suite database with Menu & Systems Specialist for all dining applications, menu management, net nutrition, and catering software. Oversee the menu process to ensure continually fresh, sustainable and innovative recipes.  Test recipes and train staff to execute with new techniques and ingredients.  Develop special menus for events and/or recognize holidays, religious events, campus events etc. Monitor to ensure that all applicable operations are using the computerized menu management system to maximize efficiencies. 


Work with unit chefs and Manager of Nutrition Services in menu planning to ensure department nutrition standards are upheld. Explore ways to expand local and sustainable food items. Meet with students and customers regarding special dietary accommodations and develop strategies to support special diets.  Identify areas for universal access with allergen mitigation. Meet with the student government's menu committee.


Financial & Budget (10%)


Responsible for meeting financial goals by reducing processed food purchasing. Work with management team to control food and labor expenses.  Increase seasonal and local purchasing through streamlined house purchasing.


Other Functions


Other Functions: (5%)


Contribute to communication and social media efforts for the department to ensure excellent marketing and promotion of all dining activities. Meet with college administrators to plan events. Develop and maintain standards responsible for ensuring health and safety as directed by local and state health department regulations and college standards.  Supervise and monitor proper use of the Onecard access system, ensuring accountability and controls.


All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.


Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)


Bachelor's degree in a related area.  ServSafe Certification within 90 days of hire for Food Safety and Alcohol Service.  Massachusetts Food Allergen Certification within 90 days of hire. Valid Driver's License. GREAT Kitchens gluten free training.


Preferred Qualifications


Certified Executive Chef, ACF affiliation




Knowledge of the laws, rules, policies and procedures governing the food service operations.  Knowledge of the types and uses of department and university forms.  Knowledge of Google Applications, CBORD Food Service Suite, Workday.  Understanding of common food allergies and accommodations. Familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act as it relates to food allergy accommodations.  Current on dining trends as it relates to sustainability, health and wellness.


Additional Information          


For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.      


Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application.

You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.


Review of applications will begin

August 3, 2022


Compensation Grade:

Grade G


Position Type:




About Smith College


Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.


Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at


Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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.