Sous Chef/Assistant Manager

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Sous Chef/Assistant Manager  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

The Rock Cafe

Advertised Salary: $40-45,000  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Assist in the management of Dining Service units. Assists in coordinating and supervising the Dining Services activities in the Rock Cafe and/or other assigned units in the planning, purchasing, production, and presentation of food. This position will mainly works nights and weekends.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts or five years of direct experience in a high volume kitchen.  
Required Work Experience: Five years in a lead cook position or 1 year as a Sous Chef.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Lifting
  • Moving
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Reaching
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Twisting
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: ACF Certification
ServSafe Certification
Allergen Certification
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Monitor the production of meals served to ensure quality products and services.
Ensure adherence to established standards of sanitation, safety, and cleanliness.
Train and supervise employees in their characteristic duties.
Monitor equipment performance and repair or arrange for repair as appropriate.
Maintain current knowledge of policies, procedures and bargaining unit agreements and implement them as appropriate.
Promote customer service awareness. Attend and participate in customer meetings.
Prepare and maintain all necessary student records.
Resolve problems arising on shift, including customer complaints, staffing, supply, scheduling, discipline and student ID card problems.
Review menus, requisitions, supplies and production records, making suggestions or changes as needed.
Assist in the creation and testing of new menus.
Set up for and monitor preparation and serving of special event meals.
Prepare and maintain records and review reports.
Attend departmental meetings and participate on established departmental committees as assigned.
Ensure proper cash handling and deposit cash.
Apply a working knowledge of first aid.
Working knowledge of a recipe system. Write recipes.
Consult with the Stock Room Coordinator and assist with the forecast of food needs.
Fill in for the Dining Manager in their absence.
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with University policies and applicable laws.
Report to the appropriate Dining Services Manager.
Responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of designated information.
Supervise unit staff.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Communicate effectively.
Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of dining services operations and equipment including catering.
Plan and utilize materials and supplies effectively and economically.
Solve problems and make on-the-spot decisions using good judgment.
Supervise and coordinate the work of others.
Work nights, weekends and/or holiday shifts.
Possess a working knowledge of culinary methods and techniques.
Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
Optional Documents: Unofficial Transcript 1  
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (OPTIONAL): Applicants who have completed college coursework or attained a degree must attach a copy of unofficial transcript.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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