Catering Sous Chef

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Posting Title Catering Sous Chef
Department UNT-Catering-163730
Job Location Denton
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible
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Salary Information
Department Summary Why work for UNT Dining? Our employees explain.-YouTube

It’s About the Food. As the largest self-supported food service department in North Texas, UNT Dining Services offers 5 Dining Halls, 20+ retail venues, an upscale dining restaurant, a hydroponic garden, a central scratch bakery, and catering service—all led by professionally-trained chefs and hospitality experts. UNT is recognized as a national leader in university dining due to the department’s innovative, trendsetting approach to food service and award-winning culinary talent. UNT operates Mean Greens Café, the nation’s first 100% vegan collegiate Dining Hall, and Kitchen West, Texas’ first and only university Dining Hall Certified Free From™ the Big 8 Food Allergens and Gluten Kitchens with Confidence. In early 2021, UNT opened its first standalone Dining Hall, Eagle Landing, inspired by urban food halls and home to seven unique restaurant concepts, all available for a single Meal Plan swipe. UNT was named No. 2 in the nation as a college with the best food by and is also the recipient of the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Award and Vegan Recipe Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services. As a founding member of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, UNT contributes to groundbreaking research on plant-forward diets, food waste reduction, and consumer food choices while accelerating the implementation of the Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus.
Position Overview The Food Service Manager is responsible for the daily operations that prepare and serve food .They direct staff to ensure that customers are satisfied with their dining experience and the business is profitable. Food service managers are responsible for all functions of the business, related to employees.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s Degree in related field and two years of experience in food service management; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Thorough knowledge of food preparation and food service management in a large food service unit, employee health, kitchen cleanliness, and sanitation requirements, hazards to human life and health that can occur from improper food preservation and service, kitchen equipment, kitchen implements, and advanced food preparation and processing procedures.
• Skill in the preparation and service of food, and service etiquette.
• Skill in training, supervising, and evaluating the work of subordinates.
• Ability to maintain time and cash receipts records.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.
• Rigidity with compliance to documented service and production standards.
• Ability to identify and seek help when needed.

Preferred Qualifications * Two years of supervisory experience.
* Great work ethic.
* Outgoing personality.
Required License / Registration / Certification
Work Schedule Hours Vary
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Food Service Manager
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Climbing, Crawling, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Job Duties

o The employee is timely. Shows up within 5 minutes of the scheduled time, ready to work.
o When absent or tardy, calls manager or supervisor at least one hour prior to shift beginning. Helps cover shift when possible.
o Do not have excessive absenteeism in accordance with Food Department policy. More than two absences a semester are considered excessive.
o Employee always wears a clean and neat uniform which includes name tag and skid-resistant shoes.
o Exhibits exemplary grooming standards. Consistently used as a model for new hires.
o Monitors and assures quality and availability of items throughout the meal service.
o Guarantees that all food is handled and served in accordance with HAACP and Food Department guidelines. Monitors equipment and fills out HAACP logs. (ZERO EXCEPTIONS)
o Is highly visible in the service area and/or kitchen based on MOD assignment.
o Guarantees that Food Service Workers and student workers have all tools and products necessary to successfully complete their jobs.
o Contributes to the success of the department by using positive statements about the Food Department and coworkers.
o Effectively trains new full and part-time employees; retrains employees as necessary.
o Keeps self and employees motivated and productive.
o Look for additional responsibilities when not busy. Sets up next shift for success.
o Works smart. Sets up systems to ensure workflow is not interrupted when an employee is not present.
o Is effective and friendly in communication with team members and customers; is positive and enthusiastic at all times.
o Anticipates, takes ownership, and satisfies customers, fellow team members, and management needs and concerns.
o Displays a positive demeanor with staff and customers alike, each day without exception.
o Exercises discretion in sharing Dining Service information with others. Do not talk negatively about Dining Services or employees.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S6025P
Position End Date (if temporary)
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