Associate Director of Culinary Operations

Fargo, ND
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May 02, 2019
Job Type
Full Time
Position Description:
The purpose of this position is to provide culinary excellence, leadership and management for the culinary team in the dining centers, retail locations, catering and concessions.

The responsibilities for this position include overall leadership and management of the production team, supervising safe operation and role modeling teamwork and excellent customer service.

The Associate Director of Culinary Operations will plan and direct food preparation, provide innovative dining opportunities, offer nutritious and appealing selections and maintain high levels of quality and satisfaction for students, faculty, staff and guests.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associates degree in Culinary Arts
  • 7 years of progressive experience as a culinarian working in a high volume, scratch kitchen
  • Experience as a trainer with ability to develop/implement dining and hospitality training programs
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in large commercial food service operation
  • Food Safety Certification or the ability to obtain
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Keen knowledge of trends, flavors, pricing and presentation
  • Experience with recipe creation, specification writing and the ability to prepare and cook all food groups
  • Working knowledge of food principles, food allergens, special dietary needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of methods to produce high quality products
  • Experience in controlling various food costs and inventories correctly
  • Experience with scheduling/managing labor
  • Excellent interpersonal/oral/written communication skills with ability to work collaboratively with campus departments and staff
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and prioritization skills
  • Excellent leadership qualities to implement a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to a diverse campus community
  • Ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate business demands

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation
  • College or University food service experience
  • Experience with menu management programs and food-related purchasing
  • Large volume (300+) cooking and catering experience

Screening Date: 05/31/2019
Open Until Filled: No
Search Type: Internal/External Simultaneously: Open to all applicants
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach:
• formal letter of application (cover letter)
• resume

No Smoking Notice:
As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. • 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:
NDSU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran's Preference Notice: This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.
Location (City, State): Fargo, North Dakota

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Are you a North Dakota resident?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you qualify for North Dakota veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If yes, list exact dates of service:
    (Open Ended Question)
  4. * Do you qualify for North Dakota disabled veteran's preference?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * How did you hear about this position?
    • Academic Department
    • Bismarck Tribune
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Fargo Forum
    • JobsHQ
    • Friend/Co-worker/Family member
    • Job Service of North Dakota
    • NDSU Employee
    • NDSU Website
    • Other newspaper (Please specify below)
    • Professional Publication/Organization Website
    • University Placement Office
    • Inside Higher Education
    • Other (Please specify below)
  6. If Other, please specify:
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * Do you have an associate's degree in culinary arts?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have at least 7 years of progressive experience as a culinarian working in a high volume, scratch kitchen?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have at least 5 years of supervisory experience in a large commercial food service operation where you have several employees reporting directly to you?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have experience as a trainer with the ability to develop and implement dining and hospitality training programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have a bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * Are you a Certified Executive Chef by the American Culinary Federation?
    • Yes
    • No
  13. * Do you have any food safety certifications or have the ability to obtain one?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Veterans Preference Claim Form (DD214)
  3. Veterans Administration Letter

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