Reporting to the Dining Unit Executive Chef, this position assists in the overall operation of designated Dining Hall. Responsibilities include ; menu and event planning, training/developing and supervising of culinary staff. Responsible in the control of food and production labor costs; food, equipment and supply ordering, using seasonal products and utilizing new food trends. Ensure food quality assurance, determine forecasting/acceptability of menu items and assist in recipe writing. Provides feedback to executive chef, monitoring/adjusting food quality and proper cooking techniques, review offerings based on guest observations. Maintenance of capital assets, safety/sanitation and security of the operation for its associates, students, and visitors. Manages receiving and storage associates including internal deliveries between operations. Supports, teaches and contributes to strategic initiatives and culture of UNH and Hospitality, such as sustainability practices through purchasing, continued culinary improvement, AASHE Stars and Green Restaurant Certifications.
*Two years of formal post-high school training in food preparation principles and techniques, or equivalent, and 3 years of experience in quantity food preparation/supervisory responsibility.
*Minimum of Associate’s Degree and five years experience or Bachelor’s Degree and three-four years experience in culinary or hospitality operations.
*Knowledge of multi-faceted food service operations, including quality food production and presentation.
*Demonstrated teambuilding and customer service skills.
*Competency in Microsoft Office and other industry related software to include food production software systems.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
*Ability to demonstrate culinary skills in formal educational settings and within national associations. Familiarity and experience with varied world cuisines, industry trends and new preparation techniques.
*Experience in a college/university environment
*Public speaking/presentation skills
*Knowledge with FoodPro food service software applications
The University of New Hampshire is an R1 Carnegie classification research institution providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of 13,000 students, with a full-time faculty of over 600, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. The University actively promotes a dynamic learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.
The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic information, and political orientation. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.