Student & Campus Life (SCL) inspires transformation in all Cornell students on their journey of individual, academic and personal evolution. Our division is comprised of leading student affairs experts who support our campus on pressing student life matters including public service, health, wellness, social justice, residential living, food services, sports, recreation, career services, and student activities and organizations including sorority and fraternity life. Our nearly 4,000 staff and student employees who make up SCL embrace the opportunity to represent the division and strive for excellence as we shape the Cornell student experience, one interaction at a time.
Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.
As part of SCL, Cornell Dining is comprised of more than 30 on-campus eateries, including multiple all-access dining rooms, cafes, coffee shops, food courts, retail convenience stores, concessions stands, a restaurant and catering services. From crafting holiday-themed meals to chef surprises and dining room special events, the Cornell Dining team of more than 400 skilled culinarians and front-line associates, and 600 student employees work hard every day to offer a variety of fresh and healthy food from all over the world. Cornell Dining's mission is a commitment to Nourishing the Future: both for our guests and for our team. This is accomplished with a team-oriented and customer-service mindset, and an emphasis on training, education, professional development and career path opportunities for our entire organization.
The Sous Chef, in collaboration with the area Chef, will assist in providing consistent support around all food planning, production and preparations for an assigned location or units(s). This support role will demonstrate culinary best practices including ensuring menu standards, recipe adherence, quality controls and ensure all sanitary and health regulations are consistently followed. In partnership with the Chef and managers, the Sous Chef will provide on-the-job coaching and feedback in order to promote diversity and inclusive workplace behaviors that supports strong teamwork and collaboration.
A successful Sous Chef will:
Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with a diverse populations of students, staff and community partners
Ensure proper food safety/handling and food quality that uphold University/state/federal laws, policies and procedures in positive and consistent manner that provides a welcoming environment for our staff, students and guests
Actively motivate, encourage and support staff performance through regular hands-on training and daily feedback and coaching.
Demonstrate culinary excellence and contribute creative ideas that help to resolve unexpected issues and improve unit(s) performance but still ensure great tasting, high-quality, and cost effective meal options for this particular community
At least two years of training in a culinary program or Associate degree and two or three years of culinary work experience in the hospitality or food service environment or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Technical/computer skills, including experience with MS Word Office productivity tools
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Working knowledge of appropriate food and health codes
*Must be able to successfully complete Cornell Dining's Sous Chef-level practical exam and cooking demonstration and includes a series of culinary and managerial skills assessments designed to evaluate potential effectiveness in the role.
*Position requires a varied work schedule, including availability on nights, weekends and holidays as needed.
Additional professional or education experience preferably in a high-quality collegiate dining program with familiarity in board plan operations, retail operations and menu cycles preferred but not required.
Strong understanding of food service management systems.
Culinary and food safety certification desirable. Experience and comfort with Catering.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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