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Chef Manager I

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Chef Manager I
Job Category Staff & Executive - Food Services/Hospitality/Special Events
Department Dining Services - Catering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Chef Manager I for Dining Services. This position reports to the Dining Services Unit Manager, depending on unit assignment, supervises food production for student board, cash operation, special events, and catering, ensuring that all food is produced in a timely manner to meet needs, and is presented in an attractive and appealing style.

Among the key duties are the following:
• Supervises kitchen personnel in the production of hot and cold food, in the cleaning of food preparation areas, and in the control of food costs.
• Trains employees to follow methods and procedures in the use of all kitchen equipment.
• Assigns employees as needed to ensure a smooth-running operation.
• Evaluates the performance of all employees and offers guidance and takes disciplinary action where necessary.
• Prepares and updates food production and food preparation sheets.
• Participates in food production planning in conjunction with the Food Production Manager.
• Assumes responsibility for production planning in absence of Food Production Manager.
• Ensures that safety, sanitation, and cleanliness standards are met as set forth by Rutgers University Dining Services and the State of New Jersey.
• Prepares and files accident and incident reports as needed.
• Follows up on inspection issues and makes recommendations for new procedures to correct areas of concern.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 40
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 52557.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 65441.500
Annual Maximum Salary 78326.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description URA-AFT Administrative
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a degree in culinary arts, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience, and a minimum of two years of fine and quantity cooking experience with one year of kitchen management experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Additional cooking experience with a proven record of quality, chef-level food preparation experience will be considered in lieu of degree.
• Also requires ServSafe certification, or certification within one year of employment, good communication skills and computer literacy in industry standard software.

Preferred Qualifications

• Four years experience, including supervision and food preparation in a high-volume dining or catering facility.

Equipment Utilized

• Food Pro Software

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Must be able to lift and carry food, equipment and beverage items.
• Must be able to work at variety of locations and work a flexible schedule including extended daily hours, weekends, or during winter recess.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3072
Posting Open Date 08/29/2017
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus College Ave (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
Optional Documents