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EXEC CHEF & MENU PLAN SPEC
Job Title: EXEC CHEF & MENU PLAN SPEC
Job Code: 2249
Job Level: 14
Job Family: JF 28
Responsible for the culinary oversight of Duke Dining Services. The position is responsible for budgeting, cost control and a comprehensive menu program for the department. The position also has the responsibility for the oversight of all culinary training; special functions; food quality; safety, sanitation and the supervision of the culinary staff.
Serving as the Head Executive Chef and for Duke Dining Services, responsible for planning all menus to include recipes and portion specifications in accordance with recommendations from students, faculty and staff.
Oversee food purchasing, inventory, quality and quantity of supplies and establish controls to minimize food and supply waste.
Manage the planning, scheduling, supervision of work in assigned areas to ensure proper distribution of assignments, adequate manning and facilities for performance of duties, and prompt and efficient preparation of foods to meet the menu requirements.
Maintain and administer standards for food production to include; food handling, cooking, housekeeping, sanitation, safety, and employee hygiene in compliance with appropriate and procedures and related health regulations.
Oversee activities relates to catering and special events provided throughout the University; including culinary instruction and the demonstration of culinary techniques at designated events.
Ensure food production quality standards are met and amounts are sufficient to meet expected needs; work with dieticians to develop a variety of meal programs to provide numerous healthy choices to the diverse campus population.
Plan and conduct meetings with staff to ensure compliance with practices, and policies and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards; Identify and analyze training needs and design and implementation programs to address deficiencies.
Design meal programs to support specialty areas on campus; to include but not limited to kosher meals, vegan meals, allergen friendly foods and other options to support the diversity of the Duke Campus.
Stay abreast of trends and patterns within the industry and make recommendations for changes to the Dining program.
Manage budgetary decisions related to the efficient running of the culinary operations in Dining Services. Develop budgetary recommendations based on fiscal requirements; ensure compliance with established budget; implement appropriate action to eliminate any budget variances
Manage various personnel functions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance management, disciplinary actions, grievances, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires communication, analytical and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor???s degree in hospitality management, food service management, or a related culinary degree.
Work requires a minimum of 5 years of progressive culinary management experience. Prior experience working in a bargaining unit setting preferred.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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