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Job ID: 111323

Sous Chef
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2018
Title Sous Chef
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Dining Services

Sous Chef

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Sous Chef position within the Dining Services Department. This opening is located in The View, a cafeteria style restaurant on Main Campus.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


As a member of the culinary management team, the Sous Chef is responsible for supporting the Production Chef (PC) and the Executive Chef (EC) as an active and working participant in food production in the Main Kitchen. In the absence of the PC and EC, the Sous Chef oversees production, prep and catered events. Duties include food production and the delegation/supervision of prep duties to culinary and student staff in a fast-paced, high volume kitchen.

This position is designated as Emergency Essential; Emergency Essential employees are expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.

This position will be scheduled for a variety of hours as dictated by our ever changing business needs, including nights and weekends.


1. Oversee the production and preparation of all food in the ASC Main Kitchen

Meals must be prepared in accordance to recipe
Meals must be prepared using proper cooking method, i.e. fry, grill, sauté, etc.
Use batch cooking technique when necessary based upon business level
2. Ensure that team members follow CBORD recipes

Review recipes with PC/EC when corrections are needed
When following recipes, use the specified ingredients and methods
3. Oversee documentation of all usage per CBORD Serving Line worksheet or Production Worksheets

After preparing food, document what was prepared in the Serving Line worksheet
After service, document how much is leftover in the Serving Line worksheet
Use proper unit of measure when documenting quantities
4. Ensure that all food is presented in an attractive manner

Items should be appropriately sauced and/or garnished
Food should be arranged in serving pan in an organized and appealing way
Serve hot food hot and cold food cold
5. Enforce ServSafe food handling guidelines

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or its equivalent
Three (3) years of experience as a chef in a high volume business

Preferred Qualifications

ServSafe certified


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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