SOUS CHEF CATERING - DE PAUL UNIV - LINCOLN PARK in CHICAGO, IL

Compass Group USA - Chicago, IL

Full-time
At Chartwells Higher Education, people are at the core of our business. Together we build innovative food service concepts and serve fresh, local and nutritious meals at over 270 college campuses across the country. Twice named the Fastest Growing Brand by Nation’s Restaurant News, at Chartwells we take pride in creating opportunities for associates to grow their careers and achieve their development goals within the company.

Position Title: SOUS CHEF - overseeing production for high volume CATERING operations ($2MIL MV)

Reports To: EXECUTIVE CHEF

Location: DE PAUL UNIVERSITY located in LINCOLN PARK - CHICAGO, IL.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE!

Chartwells universities segment is seeking an experienced SOUS CHEF to oversee high volume Catering production operations ($2 MIL MV) for our premiere and highly visible account located at DE PAUL UNIVERSITY LOCATED in Lincoln Park Chicago, IL. Reporting to the Executive Chef, successful candidate will oversee up to 12 associates in a union environment.

Job Summary
Working as the Sous Chef, you will be responsible for the successful operation of the catering operations for a facility. You will assist in the supervision, preparation, and cooing of various food items, developing daily menu items and their preparation and garnishment. You may supervise hourly associates and you work with Executive Chef/Chef to develop new menus and assist with ordering. This is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, entrepreneurial Culinary professional.

Key Responsibilities:
Assists the Executive Chef with managing cost controls and control expenditures for the account
Assists the Executive Chef with planning and creating menus
Produces and execute catering events
Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with Company marketing and culinary team

Preferred Qualifications:
A.O.S. Degree in Culinary Arts or culinary certificate and required experience
Some progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
Catering experience - highly desirable
High volume, complex foodservice operations experience - highly desirable
Institutional and batch cooking experiences helpful
Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
Must be experienced with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power Point), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet
Must be willing to participate in client satisfaction programs/activities
ServSafe certified - highly desirable
Union experience - preferred!

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