Executive Chef (5235U), Housing & Dining Services - 52436
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4129802
Executive Chef (5235U), Housing & Dining Services - 52436
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
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In the Division of Student Affairs and under the Residential Student Services Programs portfolio, Cal Dining is aself-operated dining program focusing on culinary excellence, social responsibility and supporting theliving/learning environment of our customers. With more than 12,000 meal plan holders, Cal Dining serves over5 million meals per year in 14 facilities with a combination of residential 'all you care to eat' dining, retail 'a lacarte' dining, stadium concession, training table, early childhood education meal production and catering. CalDining services the campus seven days per week, seventeen hours per day employing 450 full and part timestaff and approximately 400 Cal student workers across multiple locations.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: May 8, 2023
Oversees activities of culinary staff who operate and maintain kitchens, cafeterias, luncheon counters, and restaurants for in-house serving of customers.
Audits and ensures compliance of food prep to QA standards and safety/security related to handling and preparation of food.
Manage catering production in the unit for catered events, as needed.
Ensure sanitation and allergen guidelines during production.
Adjust production levels to meet service needs.
Responsible for achieving the desired fiscal goals by use of effective controls to meet budget requirements for the production function of an operating unit.
Drive and transport and transfer goods as needed.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Oversees assignment of tasks, checks work areas at frequent intervals, and maintains schedules.
Oversees the direction of employees to complete services using established food safety guidelines, procedures, and quality control.
Train staff in recipe production.
Take appropriate personnel actions in accordance with all U.C. and department HR policies and union contracts.
Develops and maintains exceptional customer service standards.
Ensure quality customer service standards at the beginning, middle, and end of meal service.
Meets with students on any allergen requests.
Responsible for inventory management and control to ensure timely procurement of supplies to meet production timelines.
Responsible for managing food costs and maintaining financial guidelines
Other duties as assigned and professional development.
Strong knowledge of food service, allergies, and sanitation regulations.
Strong verbal and written communication in the English language, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, ability to multi-task, and effective time management.
Strong decision-making and reasoning skills and ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and perform operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Effective interpersonal and work supervision skills to provide guidance to other personnel.
Intermediate computer applications skills.
Experience developing quality control programs for optimal product quality
Advanced skills in menu development, food purchasing, costing, production, and presentation.
Advanced level of knowledge and skills utilizing large kitchen equipment
Experience with computerized menu management systems
High school diploma or equivalent certification/experience/training.
Culinary Degree or equivalent experience/training.
Lead/supervisory experience, preferably in the food service industry.
Experience directing, developing, and managing staff.
Nutritional and Allergen knowledge and experience.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $51,900.00 - $76,890.00.
This is a 100% full-time (40 hours per week), career position that is eligible for full UC benefits.
This position is exempt and paid monthly.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter required to report the observed or suspected abuse or neglect of children, dependent adults, or elders to designated law enforcement or social service agencies. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon completion of signed statements acknowledging the responsibilities of a Mandated Reporter.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.