Founded in 1891, Stanford University is among the top academic institutions in the country, excelling in a wide range of fields from the humanities to information technology to the health sciences and medicine. The university is located near Palo Alto, 35 miles south of San Francisco, on an 8,800-acre campus.
Residential & Dining Enterprises, the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community. The Department has an annual operating budget of over $206 million, oversees a 5 million sq. ft. physical plant across the campus, and provides housing for over 12,000 students, serves over 18,000 daily meals at 30 dining and retail locations and over 500,000 meals at Athletic Concessions events, and hosts 20,000 conference guests annually. Additionally, R&DE comprises 660 FTE staff in the following divisions: the Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost, Student Housing, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration, Human Resources, and Information Technology.
Students (Customers) First is the mantra of R&DE and our strategic goals reflect our commitment to delivering quality and excellence to our constituents every day. In R&DE, Excellence is defined by aligning our strategic goals and performance with our vision. About Stanford Dining: R&DE Stanford Dining, a division of Residential & Dining Enterprises, serves over 12,000 meals per day. Its operations include11 undergraduate dining halls, two late-night dining operations, Schwab Executive Dining, an athletic training table program, the Teaching Kitchen @ Stanford, Community BeWell Gardens, and summer conference dining. As the dining department of the world's premier research and teaching institution, R&DE Stanford Dining promotes food as a multidisciplinary educational experience and engages students in food issues such as those related to health, the environment, social equity and the global economy. R&DE Stanford Dining has been recognized for its culinary excellence by awards such as the prestigious industry Ivy Award by Restaurants and Institutions for its environmental leadership role, by numerous awards such as the Acterra Award for Sustainability, and most recently was named Most Vegan-Friendly College by peta2 for its vegan and vegetarian offerings, and certified as a Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) restaurant by the United States Healthful Food Council for its use of nutrition and sustainability best practices. For more information, please visit www.dining.stanford.edu. JOB PURPOSE: The Sous Chef works directly with the Dining management team to ensure that food policies and programs promote excellence in food quality and presentation across all CPK Dining businesses. The position has responsibility for developing and supervising production, culinary standards, safety and sanitation, staff training & performance of kitchen staff. The Sous Chef supports the organization mission and vision by providing culinary artistry support to the department in the following areas: menu and recipe planning and creation, food and ingredient specifications, training programs, executive dining, the cafe, and catering.
Oversee daily culinary-related activities within a dining hall, ensuring food and kitchen standards are met. CORE DUTIES*:
Contribute to recipe and menu planning by providing direct assistance building recipes, maintaining cost-sensitive inventory levels, following daily menu production standards, assuring accurate work completion by line staff, executing and orchestrating the timing of production within operation standards, and influencing the use of innovative ideas and concepts, demonstrating cutting edge trends while maintaining current industry standards.
Ensure health and safety standards are met by delivering real-time food safety and hygiene training for culinary staff as assigned.
Contribute to business optimization by assisting with operating expense control through inventory maintenance, inventory level comparison, and inspecting and maintaining culinary equipment as directed.
Contribute to effective employee and staff relations by providing input on scheduling needs for the unit and monitoring staff timing and production to avoid unplanned overtime expense.
Act as the kitchen's second-in-command.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience:
Accredited college program or degree, preferably specializing in a culinary program, or combination of education and relevant experience. Two years of culinary management experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to suggest and execute creative menu development.
Demonstrated ability to oversee and work harmoniously and professionally with co-workers and supervisors.
Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
Ability to operate computer equipment and food and beverage computer systems.
Ability to operate and utilize culinary production equipment and tools.
Awareness of local, state, and federal health and sanitation laws.
Reading, writing, and oral proficiency in the English language.
Knowledge of basic training techniques.
Certifications and Licenses:
ServSafe CA Certification.
Constantly stand, walk, chop and mix.
Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Occasionally lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 50.
Ability to see food presentation and taste all types of food (glutens, dairy, all protein, vegetables, and starches).
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Scheduled days and work hours may vary based on operational need.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu
Location: Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford University is an ...equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.