Catering Chef

Husson University

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

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Catering Chef



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Job Description Summary:

The position is responsible for coordinating supplies and meal service to enhance the Husson University Catering experience. Attention to detail and customer service are key. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Attends Event Planning meetings as necessary to develop menu and services suggestions
• Coordinates with Purchaser ordering of food and non-food items.
• Maintains accurate records for billing purposes, including items from outside vendors.
• Prepares test recipes for new items, implements changes after approval from Exec Sous Chefs
• Coordinates production of all food items for events. Coordinates with bake shop all dessert and bread items.
• Stages service areas for buffet, or individual display cooking
• Supervises staff and student employees at events
• Provides table etiquette training for student workers and staff
• Coordinates with Operations Manager in the development of Husson University’s Catering menus, pricing and online ordering system
• Supervises setup/breakdown of foodservice areas at events
• Provides accurate billing information in a timely fashion
• Receives and posts Catering information from both internal and external guests
• Responds to guest requests and information in a timely fashion
• Functions as Production Chef at Events
• Assists in meal production and menu development of Grab N Go area
• Follows all Local, State, and Federal Food Safety requirements
• Assumes role of Sous Chef in their absence
• Coordinates resources with Assistant Director of Event Planning and Summer Programs
• Provides support to all areas of the Dining Operation as required.

Education and Experience:

Education: Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, Hospitality preferred, a combination of education and experience may be considered
Experience: Five years experience in high volume catering in retail or institutional setting. Serve Safe Certification or eligible.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:Valid Maine Drivers License, Good organizational and time management skills. Experience in billing and menu pricing. Ability to work with a diverse clientele

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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