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Sous Chef Pool

Company: Oregon State University
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Job Description:

Position Details

Position Information

Housing & Dining Srvcs (LCH)

Position Title
Manager 2-Sous Chef

Job Title
Sous Chef 2023-2024 Pool

Appointment Type
Professional Faculty

Job Location

Benefits Eligible
Full-Time, benefits eligible

Job Summary

This recruitment will be used to fill future full-time, part-time, and temporary Sous Chef positions at OSU -Cascades. These positions will be located in Bend, Oregon.

In support of the OSU -Cascades Signature Areas of Distinction, the Dining Services team exists to support the health and wellness of all students, faculty and staff by providing food and beverage choices that facilitate our own health, contribute to the collective well-being of our community, and work in collaboration with internal experts as well as external partners.

The OSU -Cascades Dining Services team is committed to:

  • Creating a welcoming and inclusive dining experience that will create a sense of community.
  • Providing dining options that meet the taste preferences, nutritional needs, price and dietary requests of our students, faculty and staff.
  • Working toward continuous improvements of operational efficiency by identifying and assessing metrics used to define success.
  • Successfully managing a dining operation in a competitive market that will at a minimum break even. The purpose of the Sous Chef is to provide consistent, innovative, quality food in a fast paced, high volume commercial kitchen environment. This role is responsible for establishing and enforcing processes that ensure proper food handling techniques and health department compliance, ordering of food and supplies, developing menus and recipes within the guidelines set by the Culinary team and meeting food cost goals. This position also provides direction and continuous training for culinary staff and student workers on a daily basis and oversees production and food presentation for OSU -Cascades in conjunction with other culinary members and managers, and partners with Dining Leadership team as needed regarding SEIU / OPEU contractual guidelines.

    OSU -Cascades Dining Services staff members are expected to demonstrate a personal and professional commitment to providing excellent customer service and creating an inclusive, welcoming, and safe environment for all students, faculty and staff.

    Why OSU?

    Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

    Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don't wait for challenges to present themselves - we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.

    Total Rewards Package:
    Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
    --- Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
    ---Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
    ---Retirement savings paid by the university.
    --- A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
    --- Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
    ---Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

    Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU .

    FACTS :

    --- Top 1.4% university in the world
    ---More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
    ---1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
    --- 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
    --- 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
    --- 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
    ---35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
    ---217k+ alumni worldwide
    --- For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


    Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

    Oregon State's beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America's best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine county. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

    Key Responsibilities

    Food Preparation & Oversight 75%
    Utilize current culinary techniques in production, presentation and service to assure quality.
    Ensure high quality food production, presentation, flavor, and customer service.
    Support the Executive Chef in the oversight of all food preparation.
    Provide leadership and support to the entire kitchen staff
    Ensure compliance with all university policy and regulatory standards.
    Assist in developing recipes and instructions for all food preparations.
    Ensure that all food service areas meet cleanliness and sanitation standards.
    Assist with planning special menus for events and conferences as needed
    Assist in developing recipes for catering and grab-n-go items.
    Prepare food for all catering request and grab-n-go items.
    Serve as back-up for placing orders with approved vendors to meet business needs.

    Culinary Leadership 20%
    Ensure department safety and sanitation standards are being exceeded on a daily basis including the following: ensuring daily temperature logs are maintained accurately, staff are trained and following established safety/sanitation policies, HACCP procedures and being followed and exceeded and that daily inspections are made to verify all internal and exterior areas are clean and debris-free.
    Assist with operational leadership of the day-to-day function of the food service operations.
    Assist in creating menu and rotation plans to meet costing and pricing strategies.
    Assist in menu development that meets multiple dietary and allergen needs along with healthy cooking principals.
    Work with Executive Chef to plan, evaluate and revise procedures and practices to ensure efficient, effective workflow and quality standards.
    Act as role model in regards to cleanliness and appearance, hygiene, food handling, work areas and food storage.
    Promote efficient use of time, equipment, technique and ingredients.
    Assist Executive Chef with menu development, food pricing and vendor sourcing.
    Participate in daily/weekly production meetings, and facilitate as needed.

    Other 5%
    Complete various projects and other duties as assigned.

    What You Will Need

    Associates degree, vocational or technical degree in Culinary Arts, completion of a certified culinary apprenticeship, equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted.

    3 years of progressive culinary experience.

    Demonstrated knowledge in a variety of culinary skills, techniques and styles. E.g. experience in exhibition cooking, experience in various global cuisines. Must have strong knowledge of the flow of food through the preparation process, presentation, and service.

    Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.

    Demonstrated passion for food and the food service industry.

    Working knowledge of ServSafe principles; certification required within 90 days of employment.

    Ability to lift, carry or push up to 50lbs.

    Must obtain an Oregon Food Handlers Certificate within 30 days of the hire date and maintain throughout employment with OSU -Cascades Dining Services.

    Pursuant to OSU -Cascades Dining Services policy, this position is required to maintain current CPR / AED certification within 90 days of employment, or when training becomes available.

    Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

    Demonstrated knowledge of food allergens and special dietary needs.

    This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

    What We Would Like You to Have

    Working knowledge of computerized menu and recipe systems strongly preferred.

    Bachelor's degree in a field related to the work performed.

    Supervisory or lead work experience in a food service organization.

    Degree from a Culinary Arts School

    Basic working knowledge of windows-based personal computer applications (e.g. Work Excel, e-mail).

    Demonstrated ability to teach others.

    Experience as a chef executing a variety of menus for various catering events both small (20 - 100 guests) and large (200 guests +).

    Extensive work as a chef in a full service culinary environment (i.e. breakfast, lunch, dinner, receptions) with dining room service, casual service, catering, and special events.

    Experience working in a team based environment.

    Experience working with a clientele that has various special diet needs.

    Working Conditions / Work Schedule

    Pay Method

    Pay Period
    1st through the last day of the month

    Pay Date
    Last working day of the month

    Recommended Full-Time Salary Range
    Starting salary is anticipated to be approximately $42,000-$55,600 and will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.

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    Indicate how you intend to recruit for this search
    Competitive / External - open to ALL qualified applicants

    Special Instructions to Applicants
    • Starting salary within the salary range will be commensurate with skills, education, and experience.
    • The anticipated starting salary will be $42,000-$55,600.

      When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:

      1) A resume/CV

      You will also be required to submit the names of at least three professional references, their e-mail addresses and telephone numbers as part of the application process.

      For additional information please contact:

      Anthony Parker-Hoang

      Telephone # (541) 322-3106

      OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community and has a practice of being responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

      This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard 05-010. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months. Offers of employment are contingent upon meeting all minimum qualifications including the criminal history check requirement.

      OSU will conduct a review of the National Sex Offender Public website prior to hire.

      Supplemental Questions

      Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
    • * OSU-Cascades values and is committed to promoting and enhancing diversity in a variety of contexts. Please describe how your background and experiences can assist in furthering this goal and please specifically address in regards to working directly with diverse populations and sensitivity to communication differences.
      (Open Ended Question)
      Documents Needed to Apply
      Required Documents
    • Resume Optional Documents
    • Cover Letter
    • License or Certification - 1
    • License or Certification - 2
    • License or Certification - 3
    • Verification of Veteran Status ONLY (do not upload any other documentation to this field)

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