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Clergy Chef/Guest Services - School of Divinity (.70 FTE)
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Oct. 30, 2019
Title Clergy Chef/Guest Services - School of Divinity (.70 FTE)
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

Clergy Chef/Guest Services – School of Divinity (.70 FTE)

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Clergy Chef/Guest Services position within the School of Divinity. This position has an expected FTE of .70 or 28 hours per week.

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.

As a part-time employee, the University of St. Thomas offers a pro-rated 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


This position is responsible for preparing four evening meals a week for the priest community of high quality, (varying from 2-12 priests per meal) during the school year, and maintaining the kitchen year-round.


Menu planning, Food preparation, and Service

Menu planning to include alternate options for individuals with special dietary needs
Clean and prepare fresh foods according to recipe specifications (90% from scratch), and following ServSafe food handling guidelines
Serve meals to the Priest community (During J-term: fewer meals and more cleaning or other duties)
Inventory Maintenance

Maintain an inventory of kitchen goods
Label and date items once opened
Practice FIFO
Restock kitchen essentials as needed year-round
Maintain shopping lists for a grocery store and/or a wholesale goods seller
Shop as needed
Maintaining a Clean Workspace

Maintain daily upkeep of 4th floor kitchen, 5th floor kitchen storage, and tidying of the lounge area
Clean and provide basic care for the kitchen appliances and items
Assist with loading and emptying of the dishwasher, and hand-wash other items as needed
Coordinate Guest Services

Coordinate the reservation of rooms as needed through the software in use, including the request of guest approvals by administration if needed
Direct the Prefects (head seminarians during school year) and summer workers to carry out room turnovers on floors 1-3 (cleaning, stocking, etc.) assisting them as needed
Communicate to seminary maintenance person turnovers needed on the 4th (priest) floor
Coordinate with Business Office the need for and availability of time dedicated to guest services by summer workers
Work with Business Office to coordinate restock of guestroom supplies
During summer and J-term: 50%. One week-long transitions from spring term to summer and end of summer to fall term: 90%.
Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Qualifications

High School education or the equivalent
Four years of administrative support experience
Two years of experience in large-scale, institutional food preparation
Must have a ServSafe certification from the State of Minnesota
Must have a valid driver’s license for driving the seminary van to shop for grocery/wholesale goods
Preferred Qualifications

A Culinary Specialist Degree (chef) with the capacity to prepare meals with flexibility in number of people served from 2-12 while maintaining fine quality
Menu-planning experience to include an understanding of special dietary needs
High quality cooking methods and techniques to include basic knife skills
Principles and practices of inventory
Basic arithmetic to calculate common weight volume conversions and to manage a budget

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.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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