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Job ID: 202260

Chef Manager
Tufts University

Date Posted Dec. 21, 2022
Title Chef Manager
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Dining Services


Tufts Dining is a self-operated food service provider managing a comprehensive collegiate food service program on the Tufts University Medford-Somerville campus delivering high quality, contemporary and innovative food and hospitality services to meet the various needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors in a fiscally responsible manner. Our team operates a progressive resident dining program for approximately 4000 students as well as responsive retail services and a distinctive university catering program serving the campus community totaling 5100 undergraduates, 1700 graduate students, and 2300 faculty, staff and administrators.

What You'll Do

  • The Chef-Manager will be responsible for the effective management of the kitchen, food production stations and culinary staff in a retail dining unit.
  • The Chef-Manager will provide leadership in the areas of food preparation and presentation, menu and recipe development, quality control, sanitation, food-borne illness prevention, inventory control, production forecasting and food and supplies ordering.
  • Will monitor all food production procedures, directly supervise culinary staff and provide culinary skills training to all unit staff.
  • Will foster creativity and productivity in employees through positive daily interactions and on-going coaching.
  • Will ensure the timely service of consistently high quality and safe foods with the authentic flavors and
    appetizing appearance and within acceptable cost parameters.
  • Will accomplish all this through effective production scheduling, ensuring proper preparation techniques, effective recipe and inventory management and successful communication with peers, staff and customers.
  • The Chef-Manager will be expected to become proficient with Foodpro software.
  • The Chef-Manager will work closely with front-of-house service staff to ensure proper food presentation and excellent customer service.
  • As a member of the unit management team the Chef-Manager will be responsible for the overall supervision of Manager-on-Duty shifts as scheduled and will work cooperatively with members of the unit management team to deliver a high-quality dining

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • 5 years supervising staff in a high volume food production operation.
  • Associates Degree in the Culinary Arts or an equivalent combination of education and related work experience.
  • Computer competence including familiarity with food management/production systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Some travel required for training and seminars to advance professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ServSafe Certification.
  • ACF Certification.
  • Certificate of Allergen Awareness Training.

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