Auburn University Athletics seeks candidates for an Executive Performance Chef position. Reporting to the Sports Dietitian, the Executive Performance Chef is responsible for the coordination and execution of the menu at the Wellness Kitchen, working in conjunction with contracted third party’s operations manager and staff.
Assists the vendor’s staff in recipe creation to improve nutrient content to meet athlete needs. Creates menu and communicates with the vendor’s staff on execution and implementation.
Serves as a liaison between Wellness Kitchen and Athletics to assist with menu planning, budgeting, cost analysis, cycles, and all operational components of the Wellness Kitchen.
Provides monthly and semester reports of student-athlete use by sport, meal period. Provides daily feedback and weekly written reports to the vendor & Athletics on whether service expectations are being met. Creates monthly surveys to distribute to student-athletes for feedback and evaluate results.
Monitors lines during meal services to ensure quality of food (taste, appearance, consistency) is up to par and the lines are stocked continuously. Assists staff in kitchen during emergency times of need.
Works with Athletics’ facilities in developing and implementing a multi year facility maintenance and restoration plan.
Serves as point of contact for all special events and use of the Board Room including team meals. Helps to create and plan specialty nights at the Wellness Kitchen including athlete guest chefs, and special holidays.
Participates in continuing education relating to restaurant and food service management.
May have sport responsibility including team education, performing dietary assessments, and counseling to student-athletes in the context of athletic performance and health. Creates and executes education sessions for athletes including taste tests and cooking demos.
May perform and analyze body composition assessments of student-athletes. Provides medical nutrition therapy, as needed, to help manage medical conditions, illness, injury and nutrition challenges to performance. May assist in development of nutrition policies and procedures.
Recruits and interviews college interns to serve as chefs at the Wellness Kitchen during the year.
Works in conjunction with athletic trainer, sport psychologist, strength and conditioning and team coaching staffs.
Complies with all applicable National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Southeastern Conference (SEC) regulations in the performance of job duties.
Minimum Education and Experience
Education Level Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Degree in Culinary Nutrition, Culinary Arts, or