Peabody Residential Chef

Johns Hopkins University

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

Peabody Residential Chef
The Department of Dining Programs is seeking a Peabody Residential Chef who provides expertise, management, and oversight of all day to day Peabody operations. Responsibilities include oversight of day to day Dining menus, dietary needs, training programs, food safety, production and presentation of food, inventory management and cost control, adherence to local, state, and national food sanitation regulations and proper use of necessary kitchen equipment. The Peabody Chef will work in collaboration with the Executive Chef to execute operations and procedures at Peabody dining locations.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manages daily quality, consistency, and adherence to culinary standards.
  • Implements training and manages kitchen personnel and supervises/coordinate all related culinary activities.
  • Manages execution of daily food production and preparation for assigned location.
  • Estimates food consumption, selects and supports recipe development, executes production recipes to ensure consistent quality, establishes presentation technique and quality standards, plans and prices menus.
  • Works with management team to support and manage production and ordering systems for location.
  • Ensures culinary equipment is properly operated and maintained.
  • Assists in supervision of kitchen personnel with oversight for hiring, performance management, annual reviews, and initiating employee status changes.
  • Ensures daily compliance with sanitation and safety requirements that ensures a safe and sanitary work environment.
  • Ensures labeling requirements are met and ensures compliance with allergen containment procedures.
  • Collaborates on new ideas and trends throughout college and university dining plans to meet the needs of Dining customers.

Leadership & Internal Relationship Building
  • Uses engagement strategies to recognize, motivate, and celebrate individuals and teams delivering outstanding performance throughout location.
  • Promotes a cooperative work climate, maximizing productivity and morale.
  • Displays a positive attitude towards team members.
  • Mentors the Peabody culinary team to develop their skills and leadership abilities.
  • Dynamic personality with ability to juggle tasks in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment where priorities can shift quickly.
  • Ability to lead staff and management in adhering to standards while being judicious and fair.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Associate's Degree or equivalency defined as ACF CEC credentials; minimum 3 years of progressive culinary supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of food and hygiene regulations (HACCP) and knowledge of food allergies, intolerances, and special dietary needs.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree preferred.
  • Familiarity with board plan operations and menu cycles a plus.
  • Culinary and food safety certification desirable.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a diverse team.
  • Ability to maintain organization in a changing environment.
  • Exhibits initiative, responsibility, flexibility, and leadership.
  • Able to communicate effectively with management team, guests, and team members.
  • Ability to taste and evaluate food and beverage products.

Classified Title: Executive Sous Chef
Working Title: Peabody Chef
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: ​​​​​​​Homewood Campus
Department name: ​​​​​​​Dining Programs
Personnel area: Homewood Student Affairs

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at [email protected]. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit and all other JHU applicants should visit

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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