Food Service Manager

Employer
Stanford University
Location
Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States

Job Details

Food Service Manager 🔍Residential & Dining Enterprises, Stanford, California, United States📁Food Services📅Jul 13, 2021 Post Date📅90409 Requisition #

ABOUT STANFORD UNIVERSITY AND RESIDENTIAL & DINING ENTERPRISES:

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Residential & Dining Enterprises (R&DE), the largest auxiliary organization at Stanford University, supports the academic mission of the University by providing the highest quality services to students and other members of the university community in a sustainable and fiscally responsible manner. R&DE comprises 11000+ staff in the following divisions: Office of the Senior Associate Vice Provost (SAVP Office), Student Housing Operations, Stanford Dining, Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, Stanford Conferences, and a team of four R&DE strategic business partners: Finance & Administration including Information Technology, Human Resources, Strategic Communications, and Maintenance Operations & Capital Planning. R&DE houses 13,000+ students and their dependents while serving over 6.5 million meals annually to students, conference, catering, retail, and concession guests.


ABOUT STANFORD HOSPITALITY & AUXILIARIES:

Stanford Hospitality & Auxiliaries, a division within R&DE at Stanford University is committed to excellence and the highest level of customer service. It is recognized nationally for operating at “the cutting edge” of the industry receiving exceptional service ratings and numerous awards, including the Restaurant & Institutions Magazine Ivy Award for excellence in food service and hospitality. The Ivy Award is one of the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards, give to those operations that meet the highest standards of food, hospitality and service. With R&DE’s vision “to be the best in the business” Stanford Hospitality and Auxiliaries is a Certified Green Business practicing sustainability in its purchasing and using equipment and processes that reduce solid waste and preserve natural resources. The highest Acterra Sustainability Award was received in 2006, in recognition of these initiatives.

JOB PURPOSE:

Ensure customer service, and participate in the daily operational oversight of residential dining, retail, or catering services. Act as sole leadership presence in some smaller scale operations; will typically be the leader for a standalone unit with less than $750,000 in revenue targets and less than 5 FTE. May also be part of the overall leadership team responsible for large or multiple units with more than $750,000 in revenue targets and a combined size of 15 or more FTE.

CORE DUTIES*:

    Uphold customer service standards and ensure client expectations are met by receiving and resolving customer inquiries, concerns, and/or complaints; perform daily interactive customer discussions.Contribute to business optimization by collecting, inputting, and reviewing data and reviewing reports to guide daily operational decisions, implementing and overseeing the control, tracking, and accounting of department revenue and expenses, and suggesting programming to retain and expand customer base.Contribute to effective employee and staff relations by maintaining management presence for service periods in a specific location, identifying and resolving daily operational problems and appropriately escalating to management, and training, scheduling, and supervising all front-of-the-house food service workers and kitchen staff as required.Participate in menu and marketing development by contributing suggestions for concept development, special event planning, and seasonal and custom menus. Ensure health and safety standards are met by conducting regular on-site food quality, merchandising, sanitation, equipment maintenance, real-time safety and food handling practices, and staff and facility appearance inspections at assigned unit; ensure health code compliance and organizational sanitation standards are met in assigned location. Conduct Food and Workplace Safety inspections and investigations by compiling and analyzing data of potential hazards, unsafe conditions or environmental concerns. Share findings and recommendations to limit risk. In consultation with the R&DE Health and Safety, Human Resources and university Environmental Health & Safety staff, provide technical advice and interpretation of local, state, and federal regulations to achieve compliance with government and university policies. May develop and conduct employee and student training, education, and awareness of environmental, safety and health activities, and/or programs.
* - Other duties may also be assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

Education & Experience:

Associate degree in restaurant management, business, or related field or equivalent. Three to five years of successful institutional food service experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Knowledge of food service management and techniques for an institutionalized food service operation.Ability to effectively supervise and train a diverse work staff.Exposure to and success with key customer service competencies, such as the ability to communicate clearly, listen, and empathize with customers while simultaneously adhering to protocols and guidelines.
Certifications and Licenses:

    ServSafe CA Certification.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

    Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of lifting force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Ability to bend, stoop, and perform extensive walking. Ability to see and taste food for quality.Ability to exert well-paced mobility to move quickly to the different areas of the facility as service and production demands require.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Work flexible and demanding hours. Frequently work long hours completing widely diverse duties. Subjected to wet floors, temperature extremes, and excessive noise.
WORK STANDARDS:

    Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 7631
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: F
  • Requisition ID: 90409

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