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Chef Manager - USC Athletics (Los Angeles · CA)

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Food and Beverage: Chef/Cook
Chef Manager




ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The USC Galen Center is in search of a Chef Manager to lead our culinary operations. The successful candidate would be responsible for culinary execution during both USC and non-USC events.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Train and manage kitchen personnel and supervise/coordinate all related culinary activities.
  • Estimate food consumption and requisition or purchase food.
  • Select and develop recipes as well as standardize production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Establish presentation technique and quality standards, and plan and price menus.
  • Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance and ensures proper safety and sanitation in kitchen.
  • Oversee special catering events and may also offer culinary instruction and/or demonstrates culinary techniques.

Qualifications:
  • Ideal candidates will possess two to three years of post-high school education, preferably a culinary degree, and two to three years in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
  • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession.
  • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer service
  • Experienced and proficient in the latest sanitation and HACCP standards 
  • Ability to control cost - food & labor
  • Understanding, support, and development of sustainable cuisine 
  • Experience in demonstration cooking
  • Menu writing and development ability 
  • Computer literacy including word processing and presentation software
  • People management and culinary leadership experience 
  • Personnel development and training. 
  • Organizational skills and ability to introduce or implement and execute S & E culinary program and brand development. 
  • P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is desirable.
  • Working in a Union house environment.