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Chef Manager

The University of Georgia
Savannah Area
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Chef Manager


PSO-Marine Extension Service

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant provides research, education, training and science-based outreach to assist Georgia in solving problems and realizing opportunities for its coastal and marine environments. By advancing research, education and training, and outreach, UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant promotes the economic, cultural and environmental health of Georgia’s coast and prepare citizens to become good stewards of coastal ecosystems and watershed resources.

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant is a unit of Public Service and Outreach at the University of Georgia, supporting Georgia’s short- and long-term prosperity.

UGA Marine Extension serves a diverse coastal constituency and educates citizens about Georgia’s marine resources and the importance of being good environmental stewards. It provides assistance to marine industries by finding ways to increase their efficiency and effectiveness and encourages the development of new, environmentally sustainable industries.

The Georgia Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network of 34 Sea Grant programs located in every coastal and Great Lakes state, Puerto Rico, Lake Champlain, and Guam. These programs serve as a core of a dynamic university-based network of over 300 institutions involving more than 3,000 scientists, engineers, educators, students and outreach experts.

The network engages with academia and a wide variety of partners to address issues related to the coasts, oceans and marine resources. Sea Grant is a program of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) within the U.S.

UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant’s Mission:To support research, education and training, and outreach activities that promote the environmental and economic health in coastal Georgia by helping improve public resource policy, encouraging far-sighted economic and fisheries decisions, anticipating vulnerabilities to change and preparing citizens to be wise stewards of the coastal environment.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Schedule may vary according to visiting groups in residence and participating in program onsite. Includes evening and weekend work.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Location of Vacancy:

Savannah Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

UGA Statement:

PLEASE NOTE: On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Classification Title:

Dietetic/Nutrition Professional



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

Current ServSafe manager certified and ServSafe Allergen certified or has been within the last 18 months and able to certify within one year.
2 years experience in a dining services, 2 years experience supervising others.

Position Summary:

This position will be located at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium on Skidaway Island, near Savannah, Ga. The Center provides hands-on, feet-in approach to teaching marine science and coastal ecology field and laboratory education programs. Audience includes PK-12 students and teachers, summer campers, undergraduates, and the general public.
This position serves as the managing chef for meals ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served to student and university groups (up to 80 individuals per meal) participating in education programs at the Marine Education Center and Aquarium. Adheres to set guidelines, policies, and time schedules and prepares the culinary team (comprised of this position and one part-time food service worker and maintenance worker who assists with cleanup) for success as well as assists in other areas as requested or needed. It works with a professional and welcoming attitude and performs quality control checks and trains the staff on quality, portion control and presentation. The role maintains and ensures excellent customer service and is responsible for internal training programs and evaluating staff. It works with management team to properly schedule staff and participates in personnel actions and progressive discipline.

Responsibilities include: Preparing and serving meals to visiting student and university groups. Supervising other food service workers. Utilizing FIFO inventory practices for food and non-food products. Completing inventory processes, overseeing and directing cafeteria operations and meals, food orders, and equipment maintenance. Following all budgetary and safety guidelines. Strong awareness of food and labor costs, and works to maintain fiscal control. Maintaining effective sustainability practices to include ways to diminish and control food waste while also ensuring compliance with all health code guidelines. Leading and supporting training programs in accordance with the mission and vision of the department. Participating in on-going development of menus. Promoting and ensuring teamwork.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Proven ability to work in the higher education or K-12 environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include nights and weekends.
  • Proven supervisory competency.
  • Proven food preparation and planning competency.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.

Physical Demands:

  • Lift 50 pounds.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Work in high heat area.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Supervise and participate in preparing and serving foods.
Train part-time food service worker in food service and preparation. Instruct assisting staff on portion control and proper quantity.

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Develop recipes and menus. Order and purchase food. Ensure excellent customer service. Ensure ServSafe practices.

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Open and/or close dining hall. Ensure special meal/dietary requirements are met. Supervise and assist with set up, serving, and clean up after special onsite events.

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Making schedules and assignment sheets. Interviewing culinary applicants. Train staff on all equipment (ovens, mixers, grills, kettles, knifes, coolers, freezers, etc.). Meet with various food vendors. Attend training and career development classes. Attend occasional food shows and presentations.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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