Executive Chef 2 - University Dining Job at KLM Careers, Sioux City, IA

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  • KLM Careers
  • Sioux City, IA

Job Description

Executive Chef 2 - University Dining

Sioux City, IA


Must be a US Citizen or Green Card Holder.



The client is seeking an Executive Chef for Morningside University located in Sioux City, IA. Morningside University is a private, four-year, co-educational institution with 23 buildings on a 68-acre campus in a scenic, secure residential area of Sioux City, IA (population 140,000) and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The College enrolls more than 1,250 full-time students. Although the majority of students hail from Iowa and Nebraska, Morningside draws students from more than 25 states and several foreign countries.

This Executive Chef will manage 30 employees and be responsible for culinary operations for the main dining hall, multiple food retail locations, food production and Catering.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for purchasing, menu compliance, inventory, food cost analysis and food production forecasting.
  • Ensure their Culinary standards including recipe compliance and food quality are implemented.
  • Have the ability and willingness to develop and motivate team members to embrace culinary innovations.
  • Ensure food safety, sanitation and workplace safety standard compliance; and/or
  • Have working knowledge of automated food inventory, ordering, production and management systems.

Is this opportunity right for you? We are looking for candidates who have:

  • A strong culinary background, with the demonstrated ability to stay current with new culinary trends.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with the ability to maintain the highest of culinary standards.
  • Strong coaching and employee development skills.
  • Have a passion for food and innovation.

We believe every employee should have the resources to be their best. As part of our overall rewards, we offer benefits programs designed to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle including health, dental and vision insurance. We also offer other benefits like paid time off, financial and savings programs, 401k, and access to our employee assistance program and other discounts.

Position Summary

Provides culinary leadership within a medium sized unit including menu planning, program execution and staff management & training. Works directly with internal and external clients managing the catering process from beginning through execution.

Key Duties

  • Implements & coordinates the culinary function.
  • Directs & trains cooks & utility workers.
  • Ensures food preparation & production meets operational standards.
  • Manages catering & retail areas.
  • Customer & Client satisfaction.
  • Financial management to include food cost & labor management.
  • Manages food & physical safety programs.

Basic Qualifications & Requirements

  • Basic Education Requirement - Associate's Degree or equivalent experience
  • Basic Management Experience - 2 years
  • Basic Functional Experience - 2 years work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (Hiring Companies ATS Questions) :

1. Do you have a Associates degree or equivalent experience.

2. Do you have 2 years of work experience in food or culinary services including restaurants, fast food, vending, catering services, institutional services, mall food courts, etc.

3. Do you have 2 years of Management experience.

4. Do you have Experience in menu planning, program execution and staff management & training.

5. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder.

Job Tags

Full time, Work experience placement,

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