Catering Kitchen Supervisor

Employer
University of North Texas
Location
Denton
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title:

Catering Kitchen Supervisor

Department:

UNT-Catering-163730

Job Location:

Denton

Full Time/Part Time:

Full-Time

Salary Information:

Salary Commensurate with Experience

Department Summary:

It’s About the Food. As the largest self-supported food service department in North Texas, UNT Dining Services offers 5 Dining Halls, 20+ retail venues, an upscale dining restaurant, a hydroponic garden, a central scratch bakery, and catering service—all led by professionally-trained chefs and hospitality experts. UNT is recognized as a national leader in university dining due to the department’s innovative, trendsetting approach to foodservice and award-winning culinary talent. UNT operates Mean Greens Café, the nation’s first 100% vegan collegiate Dining Hall, and Kitchen West, Texas’ first and only university Dining Hall Certified Free From™ the Big 8 Food Allergens and Gluten Kitchens with Confidence. In early 2021, UNT opened its first standalone Dining Hall, Eagle Landing, inspired by urban food halls and home to seven unique restaurant concepts, all available for a single Meal Plan swipe. UNT was named No. 2 in the nation as a college with the best food by Delish.com, and is also the recipient of the prestigious Loyal E. Horton Award and Vegan Recipe Award from the National Association of College and University Food Services. As a founding member of the Menus of Change University Research Collaborative, UNT contributes to groundbreaking research on plant-forward diets, food waste reduction, and consumer food choices while accelerating the implementation of the Menus of Change Principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus.

Position Overview:

Food Service Supervisor is a leadership position requiring a thorough understanding of the catering operations, including the Union Kitchen operations, client expectations, and university resources. These elements are needed to ensure assigned events are successful. The Food Service Supervisor is responsible for flawless execution of assigned events and overall floor operations, cleanliness, and organization

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma/GED equivalent and two years of experience in institutional or commercial food preparation, including one year of supervisory experience; or any equivalent combination of experience, education, or training.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to follow detailed oral and written instructions; ability to direct and manage the work of others.
• Ability to work from written menus, standard recipes and oral instructions.
• Ability to maintain records and complete forms accurately.
• Ability to apply mathematical concepts to complete tasks (example: checking orders for quantity).
• Considerable knowledge of the materials, methods, and equipment used in preparing food on a large scale.
• Considerable knowledge of health hazards in food preparation and service, and knowledge of necessary precautionary measures.
• Knowledge of food values and menu planning.
• Ability to train personnel in the care and use of equipment and in standard practices and methods used in large-scale food service.
• Knowledge of safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Two years of supervisory experience.
* Great work ethic.
* Outgoing personality.
* Eager to excel and grow with our exciting UNT Dining operations.

Work Schedule:

Hours May Vary

Driving University Vehicle:

No

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title:

Food Service Supervisor

Physical Requirements:

Ability to communicate

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Conduct daily pre-event meetings with staff. Operational standards, program agenda, menu knowledge, and special assignments are to be communicated before each event.

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Ensure constant communication is maintained with client prior, during and after event is completed.

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Detailed assignments are to be provided to staff during pre event meetings. These assisgnments are to include set up, service and break down instructions.

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Department standards are to be maintained and upheld for all assigned events. This includes, but not limited to, grooming, time/attendance, food safety, service, cleanliness & organization.

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Expect hands on approach from all staff.

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Ensure all catering décor is in good condition. All buffets should have the element of height, texture and color for maximum visual impact.

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Have checlists and pull sheets and other prep sheets for each event. Ensure that all POGS, diagrams with station and task assignments and BEO’s are posted behind each event room.

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Have complete understanding of products offered by Verde Catering.

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Attend and complete all assigned continuing education courses.

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Educate staff through line ups, training classes etc to inform them of the standards. Training standards to be used in all pre event meetings.

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Develop and maintain a catering equipment and supplies inventory tracking system. Keep all equipment and supplies stored in a neat and organized manner

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Set clear expectations and hold accountable for short fall if any.

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Consturctive feedback to be addressed immediately and emphatically.

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Share concerns openly with Leaddership Team and take appropriate action as needed.

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Establish and maintain par levels for all required chemicals in Union, Gateway & Apogee. Inventory and par levels to be posted and maintained at designated areas. Ensure items are obtained from Purchasing as needed.

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Chemicals to be included per location. Detergent, Sanitizer, Quat, Orange Force, Wash n Walk, Glass Cleaner, DigiClean, Greenworks, hand soap, Dip It.

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Establish and maintain par levels for all cleaning supplies/equipment in Union, Gateway & Apogee. Inventory and par levels to be posted and maintained at designated areas. Ensure items are obtained from Purchasing as needed.

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Cleaning supplies/equipment to be included per location. Paper towels, spray bottles, latex gloves, broom, dust pan, mop, mop bucket, floor scubber, squegee, metal scrub pad, dish washer.

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Ensure all hand wash stations are stocked with soap and towels at Apogee at all times. Pay special attention to game dates. Extra supplies to be stocked at each location.

Posting Number:

S2173P

Quicklink for Posting:

https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/46840

Organization

Working at University of North Texas

Since 1890, the University of North Texas has been a catalyst for transformation for its students and the North Texas region. As the nation’s 26th largest public university, UNT is dedicated to providing an excellent educational experience to its 36,000 students while fueling the intellectual, economic and cultural progress of one of the largest, most dynamic regions in the United States.

A student-focused public research university, UNT graduates more than 8,500 students each year from its 12 colleges and schools and offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. As UNT’s strengths in science, engineering and technology grow, the university continues to nurture its core areas of distinction in music, education, social sciences, business, the arts and humanities. Leading Texas public universities in the number of Goldwater Scholars and designated a “Best in the West” university by The Princeton Review, UNT is known for its academic excellence.

By providing access, welcoming diversity and strengthening collaborations with our many educational, business and community partners, as well as building new partnerships across the globe, UNT's faculty and staff work each day to prepare students for the challenges they will meet in our changing world.

Fostering global understanding and promoting cultural appreciation are central to preparing tomorrow's successful global leaders. Our strategic international partnerships seek to improve quality of life, facilitate the exchange of ideas and culture, and allow for important research addressing global issues. UNT's campus benefits from a rich diversity of about 2,500 international students representing 140 countries.

UNT faculty produce groundbreaking research in a wide range of disciplines spanning the sciences, mathematics, engineering and technology while also making nationally recognized contributions in the arts and humanities. The College of Music is one of the nation’s best music colleges with an internationally respected jazz program. UNT has the oldest program in emergency administration and planning and a unique program in applied philosophy and environmental ethics.

UNT also is home to many national centers and institutes, including the Net-Centric Software and Systems Center — a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center; the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; the Institute of Applied Science; the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; and the Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity.

UNT has developed many state-of-the-art research facilities, such as the federally funded Center for Advanced Research and Technology, one of the nation’s most extensive facilities for powerful materials characterization and analysis; a high-performance computational facility; and a clean room/nanofabrication research facility (under construction). UNT’s research extends outside the academy as well, with field stations as close as a neighboring lake and as far away as southern Chile.

In addition, UNT is developing Discovery Park, a research park with technology incubator facilities on a 300-acre property near the main campus. The university also has developed a Design Research Center in the heart of the Dallas design district.

As the largest and most comprehensive university in the North Texas region, UNT is growing as a national leader in education, research and scholarship, student support and community engagement — the pillars of a great public research university. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a green light to greatness by helping its students, region, state and nation excel.

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