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Executive Chef - Southgate

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Food Services

Job Description

Manages and directs all aspects of operating a university centralized Pre-Prep and Bake Shop under the direction of the Assistant Director for Southgate Food Center. Ensures high quality food production with recipe development, menu planning, budgeting, preparation, and presentation. Maintains high standards in food preparation, quality, taste, creativity, variety and presentation. Directs the central bakery staff with an emphasis on efficiency and quality product. Manages and directs a centralized Pre-Prep to produce prepackaged food selections (Grab n' Gobble and YTG programs), processed fruits and vegetables, and sliced meats and cheeses for the dining centers. Direct a program for preserving food items, to include dehydrating, freezing, and preserving of locally grown food items (to include Homefield Farm). Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction by being responsive to customer needs and executing daily production and exciting and entertaining special events.

Required Qualifications

Degree in culinary arts or baking science, or European style apprenticeship program or American Culinary Federation certification and/or significant related experience and training. Previous experience and comprehensive knowledge of culinary techniques, menu planning, recipe and menu development, food ordering, use of general and commercial kitchen equipment, preparation, presentation, pricing, and supervision of kitchen personnel. Strong supervision and leadership skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel and customer base. Experience with planning and coordinating special events.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience using a computer including Windows, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, inventory and food production software system (FoodPro), payroll software system (such as Banner and/or TimeClock Plus). ServSafe and HACCP certification.

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Salary Information

$68,000/year, commensurate with experience

Review Date

October 25, 2022

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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