Executive Chef, The Commons

Employer
Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw
Closing date
Jul 21, 2033

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Executive Chef, The Commons

Job ID: 230362
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Manages and leads the culinary team within The Commons dining hall on the Kennesaw Campus. Responsible for recipe and menu development, menu costing, food preparation and presentation, employee relations, inventory and budget management. Ensures efficient operations, and upholds established quality standards for service, safety, and sanitation, in a high-volume environment.

Responsibilities
  • Ensures production and service of quality, consistent menu items that adhere to all culinary standards as set by University Dining
  • Ensures the operation is managed to budget, to include food (COGS), labor costs, and operating expenses. Responsible for inventory management and timely submission of unit reporting to finance/ accounting
  • Manages assigned team with responsibility for hiring, performance management, annual reviews, and initiating employee status changes
  • Trains and manages kitchen personnel and supervises/coordinates all related culinary activities
  • Responsible for managing food production according to volume and business demand, to include recipe and menu development, creation of cycle menus, production forecasting and production schedules
  • Estimates food consumption, selects and develops recipes, standardizes production recipes to ensure consistent quality, establishes presentation technique and quality standards
  • Ensures culinary equipment is maintained and operated properly, collaborates with maintenance teams (internal and external) to ensure the Facility is kept in good condition
  • Collaborates with the department leadership to appropriately develop new menu and program concepts within The Commons, as well as events and special promotions
  • Ensures compliance with sanitation and safety requirements and ensures labeling requirements are met and in compliance with allergen containment procedures
  • Ensures a safe and sanitary work environment is maintained
  • Coordinates and manages special projects, which include catering and special promotions, and other responsibilities as assigned
  • Coordinates and manages special projects, which include catering and special promotions, and other responsibilities as assigned
  • Initiates activities with internal departments and participates in management team meetings
  • Interfaces with vendors and influences purchasing decisions, in collaboration with the purchasing department


Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
High School diploma or equivalent

Other Required Qualifications
Current, valid, and unrestricted Georgia drivers license Current and valid Food Service Sanitation Manager/ServSafe Certification

Required Experience
Seven (7) years of related work experience to include at least five (5) years of supervisory and/or management experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
American Culinary Federation Certification

Preferred Educational Qualifications
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a related field
Technical diploma or certificate in Culinary Arts

Preferred Experience
Experience in a high-volume, multi-unit environment or similar experience in higher education dining with proven high volume sales

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
ABILITIES
Ability to shift priorities when change or interruptions occur Able to anticipate the needs of guests and team members alike Able to deliver against tight deadlines Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

KNOWLEDGE
Requires an expert understanding of federal, state, and local food sanitation regulations

SKILLS
Highly skilled culinary professional with proven ability to create, develop, and execute preparation and production of meal service in a high volume operation Professional appearance and demeanor Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite) Strong attention to detail and follow up skills Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is a supervisory position.
This position has financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position may travel 50% - 74% of the time
This position does not require security clearance.

Background Check
  • Standard Enhanced + Education + DMV

Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials. https://www.usg.edu/hr/assets/hr/hrap_manual/HRAP_Background_Investigation_E


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Organization

Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

Find Us
Telephone
470-578-6000
Location
1000 Chastain Road
Kennesaw
GA
30144
US

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