Assistant Culinary Manager

Riverside, CA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Full/Part Time
Full Time


$35,700 - $70,400

Position Information
Under the direction of the Culinary Manager, the Assistant Culinary Manager (ACM) is responsible for providing operational oversight support to the operations production team in the assigned dining facility. Provides support in planning and organizing the day-to-day activities. Provides direction to staff regarding culinary work, customer service and maintenance functions in a retail or residential dining facility. Assists in the planning, development, preparation and management of the unit's budget. The ACM will assist the Culinary Manager in coordinating assigned personnel, student staff, procurement, production, product transport, recipe compliance and documentation, food cost controls, and safety and sanitation for the culinary operations. Responsible for the daily supervision of career, limited and student staff. Participates in hiring, training, performance management, initiating disciplinary actions, and resolving complaints. Implements various creative methods to merchandise food products developed by the Culinary Manager. The ACM models excellent leadership skills and creates a welcoming environment for staff, students and customers. Serves as the team leader in the absence of the General Manager and/or Culinary Manager, assisting with the planning and development of assigned areas and operations. Due to the needs of the operation, this position will work a varied schedule (A.M., P.M., weekend shifts, and/or 10-hour shifts).

Minimum Requirements
Working skills to provide effective interpersonal and work supervision guidance to other personnel and work effectively with partners on joint projects.
Working knowledge in food service and sanitation regulations.
Working verbal and written communication skills in the English language, including active listening, dynamic flexibility, critical thinking, and ability to multi-task and ensure productive time management.
Working knowledge to make appropriate decisions, reasoning skills, ability to develop original ideas to solve problems, and conduct basic operations analysis and quality control analysis.
Basic mathematical and cash control skills to accurately complete drawer counts and prepare deposits.
Basic computer applications skills to include food service applications such as point of sale and inventory control software.
Skill in identifying and understanding the customer's perspective and maintaining a commitment to excellence in customer service.
Demonstrated skill with inventory control functions, including physical inventory counts, receiving and materials storage. Skill in analyzing inventory data. Skill in identifying discrepancies between the physical inventory counts and the recorded inventory counts.
Skill and ability in planning, organizing, and coordinating the work of a diverse culinary staff to accomplish daily operational goals in multiple locations in a timely manner.
Ability to supervise food production staff in the basic principles of food preparation and handling, including standardized recipes, batch cooking and proper temperature for storage and service.
Skill and ability to work in a safe and responsible manner while not putting self or others at risk.
Ability to comply with applicable policies, procedures and regulations, use personal safety gear, observe warning signs, learn about potential hazards, and report unsafe conditions.
Working knowledge with Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications
Skill in communicating orally and in writing in Spanish.

Working knowledge with Food Pro Menu Management Systems.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

At UC Riverside we celebrate diversity and are proud of our #12 ranking among the nation for most diverse universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014). Become part of a place that fosters success for all its constituents, students, faculty, and staff, and where work/life balance and campus culture are integral to our way of life.

UCR is ranked 55th among top public universities (US News and World Report 2013-2014).

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview


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