Under the supervision of the Executive Chef, operates as a certified chef for Dining Services. Works with the Executive Chef to develop, modify, and coordinate all standardized recipes or recipes considered for use. Assists with the development and implementation of menus at the assigned facility or event.
Supervises production staff in the use of worksheets and recipes; instructs cooks in the proper preparation procedures. Trains employees on efficient and proper use and care of food service equipment and proper standards of portion control, safety, food quality, temperatures, and visual appeal. Coordinates the process of standardizing recipes used in the preparation of menu items. Prepares samples of test recipes, new products, etc. for various audiences. Keeps current with products, trends, and equipment.
Develops detailed procedures and methods of handling, preparing, and service food products; incorporates those procedures in the standardized recipe file. Monitors facility production efficiency. Coordinates and/or participates in the production of foods services as scheduled or as requested by the Director or Associate Director of IU Dining. The certified chef will be asked to take on special projects from time to time, this includes new menu or venue creation, use of new technology or methods, research and development related to culinary trends, nutrition-related projects. etc.
REQUIRED: High school diploma or GED and three years of progressive experience in food preparation in an institutional environment and/or other large facility.
Current food safety certification or ability to obtained within six months and renew as required.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, and coaching skills. Knowledge of health and safety regulations as they relate to food service. Knowledge of personal computers and software applications.
Certification from an approved culinary arts school (ACF) or program.
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