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Sous Chef - Squires

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Vice President for Student Affairs
Department: Dining Serv-Satellite Operations
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Dining / Hospitality, Student Affairs / Services

Job Description

Assists in the supervision and day to day operations of Squires Food Court, Viva Market and any other national or self-branded concept locations under the direction of the Assistant Director. Responsibilities include assisting with food procurement, staff relations, safety and sanitation, and the maintenance of building and equipment. Collaborates with the management team to create and execute menu plans for Burger '37, Viva Market and any other national or self-branded concepts. Assist in the supervision of employees to ensure all policies and procedures are followed at all times. Ensures a high level of customer service. Assist with food production to ensure recipes and food production are of the highest standards. Assists with the procurement of goods and administration of automated food inventory systems (FoodPro). Creates performance plans and completes performance evaluations for direct reports. Responsible for any other duties as assigned by assistant director.

Required Qualifications

• Considerable knowledge of commercial kitchens and food service operations including food preparation and recipe creation.
• Supervision and management experience in a high volume food service establishment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of computers including Windows, Microsoft Office, Outlook, and automated food inventory systems.

Preferred Qualifications

• Graduate of an accredited culinary program with a minimum of an AOS degree and/or equivalent experience.
• Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all levels of personnel and public.
• Excellent customer service skills, ability to multitask by handling assignments at the same time.
• ServeSafe and HACCP certification.
• Eligibility of Certified Chef de Cuisine (C.C.C.) or Certified Sous Chef (C.S.C.) through American Chef Federation (ACF).
• Certified nutrition, sanitation, hospitality management, culinary training and/or baking training.

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Salary Information

Salary $42,000 - $44,500/year and commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 15, 2023

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as a driving check with a safe driving record.


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.

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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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