ISU Dining at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a newly created Catering Sous Chef position. ISU Dining employs approximately 240 full-time and 1,800 student employees. This team works together to serve the 36,000 students, staff, and guests of the university in 5 residential dining, 17 retail, and catering locations. The environment on the university campus allows the culinary team the ability to demonstrate their creative side while having a “work-friendly” schedule. Imagine a typical work week in food service with consistent hours, most weekends off, paid holidays and sick leave, as well as generous vacation time and retirement benefits. This is a side of the culinary world rarely seen and ISU Dining has it!Dining Services is seeking applications for Sous Chefs for multiple locations. These positions will assist in directing the ISU Dining Operations to ensure high quality, safe, and cost-efficient production and service to students, staff, and university guests with a culinary flair and consistent high quality customer service. These positions also participate in and supervise food ordering, food production, service, cash handling, catering events, sanitation, and housekeeping/facilities maintenance. The Sous Chefs assist with management of full-time, part-time, and student personnel; new pricing, budgeting, and meeting sales and financial targets; and department decisions regarding policies and procedures. These positions will also cover shifts and act as Unit Manager in the absence of a Unit Manager and Chef Manager.The successful candidates will have excellent leadership skills and comprehensive knowledge of food, along with the ability to plan for large volume production.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of related experience; OR a Master’s degree; OR a combination of education and/or related experience totaling 6 years unless otherwise specified under supplemental required education and experience. Experience must be at a comparable level and directly related to the duties of this position.
Iowa State University is a student-centered leading land grant university known for our emphasis on research and innovative interdisciplinary academic programs. We offer our students a comfortable, friendly, and supportive campus setting. We have a progressive innovative dining program in need of excellent individuals to join our team. The University is set in Ames, Iowa, which has been voted one of the top 10 places to live in America which means you are going to love it here.