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Catering Sous Chef - 501881

University of Richmond
USA, Virginia, Richmond

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Auxiliary Services
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Catering Sous Chef


The Catering Sous Chef is a member of the University Catering production team, which requires a high level of cooking and food presentation, and supports the Senior Catering Chef in the planning and execution of daily food production. The Sous Chef directs and supervises the work of foodservice personnel and ensures that all events are produced in a timely manner according to specified recipes. The Sous Chef demonstrates leadership in food preparation and presentation, kitchen safety and sanitation, training, and customer service.


  • Produces a high volume of quality foods for catering events according to established standards and deadlines.
  • Maintains quality and cost controls by adhering to established recipes, maintaining production records and appropriate inventory levels, and actively monitoring food usage and waste. Inspects food quality and consistency of all food production at events on- and off-site.
  • Assists in meeting special diet requests. Monitors internal food labeling to ensure the proper and visible identification of common food allergens.
  • Monitors proper and safe use of all production equipment, and maintain a safe work environment. Reports and/or rectifies safety hazards.
  • Manages daily cleaning duties for walk-in refrigerators, freezers, production, and storeroom areas.
  • Utilizes computerized food production software for forecasting, ordering, production, inventory, and financial evaluation.
  • Assists in scheduling staff for daily duties.
  • Orders food products as assigned; routinely takes inventories.
  • Contributes to menu development and product selection.
  • Opens or closes the kitchen daily according to established procedures.


  • Advanced knowledge of culinary techniques and practices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to exercise creativity in food presentation, idea generation, and menu planning.
  • Knowledge of supplies, equipment, and/or services ordering and inventory control.
  • Knowledge of and ability to exercise basic management principles, including leading and training staff.
  • Knowledge of safe food handling practices.


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Associate degree in culinary arts and 3 years' experience in high volume corporate, hotel, restaurant, or college food service, or 5 years' experience in same.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Safe food handler certification preferred, or certification obtained within one year of hire. (This is dependent on the assigned unit.)


  • Full-time, exempt position
  • Flexible hours 6 am to 3 pm , 7 am to 4 pm, 8 am to 5 pm, 9 am to 6 pm and 10 am to 7 pm; 8 hrs./day; 40 hrs./week
  • This position is designated as essential personnel and, during inclement weather and emergency situations is required to be available to the University as needed.

Pay Grade 4 (Hiring Range $17.18 to $21.48 per hour) **Hired Candidates are Eligible for a Sign-on Bonus**


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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