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Executive Chef-Perry Place

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv - Gen & Admin
Location: Blacksburg - Main Campus
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Manages the Perry Place kitchen under the direction of the Assistant Director to ensure high quality food production with recipe development, product specification, menu planning, budgeting, preparation, and presentation. Develop and maintain recipes and menus for self-branded concepts: Urban Market, Deli, Mediterranean, Diner, Cafe/Bakery, Smokehouse, Italian and implements the Asian cuisine inspired national brand concept. A working Executive Chef, which provides leadership and daily supervision of production staff and ensures continuous, up-to-date, and proactive training for employees. Ensures high quality food production for day-to-day operations by sampling and batch cooking. Maintains a high level of customer satisfaction by being responsive to customer needs, executing daily production, and working with the team to create exciting menu offerings and host special events. Mentors and prepares staff for advancement opportunities. Ensures a clean, safe and sanitary work environment for employees and customers.

Required Qualifications

Associates or bachelor’s degree in culinary arts or related field and/or related experience. Demonstrated knowledge of culinary technique and style for recipe development, menu planning and development, budget labor and food plan, food ordering, preparation, and presentation. Previous experience in supervising kitchen personnel.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference given to applicants with high end dining or higher volume campus dining experience. Preference given to applicants with American Culinary Federation certification (or equivalent) for Certified Executive Chef (CEC) or higher or able to be obtained within two years of employment. Knowledge and experience in health department regulations, OSHA, HACCP, ServSafe, employment law, and other applicable laws and regulations for compliance with state and federal policies and procedures. Demonstrated knowledge of computers with Windows, Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, FoodPro or comparable food production software, and automated payroll system (such as Banner).

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Salary Information

Salary $68,000/year and commensurate with experience

Review Date

June 30, 2022

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Carolyn Hanneman at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

About Student Affairs:

Student Affairs at Virginia Tech fosters a community where each student creates a customized experience to meet their goals. Building on our motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice our Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth. We are actively seeking people to join our community and help us prepare leaders for the world. Our people in Student Affairs are committed to student well-being and assuring that all students Experience VT by demonstrating, supporting, and operationalizing our Aspirations for Student Learning. If you are someone dedicated to ensuring student success, then we want you to consider being a part of our team!

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