University Sous Chef

Northfield, MN 55057

Job Function: Food & Beverage & Lodging Job Number: JN -072022-88083 Salary: $60,000 - $65,000 Experience Level: Management / Assistant Managers

Job Description

Are you looking for a job with competitive wages and benefits, one in which you can learn and grow while making a difference in the world? We are looking for an experienced Sous Chef for a college in Northfield, MN with a background in scratch environments and who has a passion for people and sustainable food practices. If this sounds like you, let' s talk!

Sous Chef Responsibilities
  • Responsible for assisting with the overall success of the food program and overseeing culinary functions
  • Assist in all phases of planning, ordering, inventory, and food preparation
  • Adhere to the client s culture and guidelines, the Health Department s regulations, and the company s standards and expectations of food quality, freshness and presentation
  • Motivate, train, develop, and direct the back-of-house associates preparing and cooking foods to accomplish the objectives of the operation to the satisfaction of the customers, clients, and management
  • Assist with planning and creating new menu items
  • Assist with managing cost controls and controlling expenditures

Sous Chef Qualifications
  • 5 years of related culinary experience including 1 year at the management level
  • Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations
  • Large volume and batch cooking experience required
  • Knowledge of food and industry trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, safety, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Ability to set up and distribute production sheets
  • Supervisory, leadership, training, management, and coaching skills
  • ServSafe or Department of Health Certification is preferred
  • Computer skills and knowledge of MS Office products including Excel
  • An associate s degree in Culinary Arts is preferred

Sous Chef Benefits:
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Life Insurance/AD
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • Associate Shopping Program
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Discount Marketplace
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits, including Critical Illness Insurance, Accident Insurance, Hospital Indemnity Insurance, Legal Services, and Choice Auto and Home Program
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Additional Information

At Goodwin Recruiting we are committed to our core values. We take our value, Dedicated to Diversity & Inclusion, very seriously and will never discriminate against a candidate or client based on any protected classes. Our clients seek qualified candidates, and that is what we deliver. A person's age, gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or arrest or conviction record has no bearing on whether he, she, or they are able to do the job. We evaluate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that meet the requirements of the position and aim to open doors and change lives. We value all people, understanding that uniqueness and diversity foster a stronger team that is innovative and brings varying perspectives to the table. We put our money where our mouth is and are proud of our efforts to identify a broad slate of candidates, with many hiring success stories to share.

Recruiter Managing this Job

Phil Fox
Senior Recruiter & Training Coach

Phil utilizes his several years of successful operations leadership experience, education, and knowledge to open doors for candidates and enhance the quality of talent with clients.

Phil began his hospitality career in a corporate kitchen, working for Bennigans in Fargo, ND, where he started as a production cook. He spent the first few months of his career chopping vegetables and making soups and sauces. Once he mastered his knife skills, he moved to the line where he learned both hot and cold stations and eventually became a trainer, a Supervisor, an AKM, and eventually the KM of the kitchen.

After Phil and his wife had their first daughter, Haley, they decided to move to Wisconsin to be closer to the family for support. Phil, soon after, began his service career as a Front of House Manager with Charcoal Grill, a locally owned group of BBQ-themed restaurants in SE Wisconsin. Phil would go on to work for The Cheesecake Factory for nearly seven years, opening restaurants and training teams across the country. Traveling and building relationships with different people from all over the country allowed Phil to gain a great appreciation for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace. Phil would move on to serve as Senior Restaurant Manager for Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurants and Assistant General Manager for a well-established restaurant in Cedarburg, WI before he transitioned into working in the private club industry for five years. During this time, Phil served as Food and Beverage Director, Clubhouse Manager, and Service Director for three different country clubs. Phil also served as an advisor to the Board of Directors and served as a Clubhouse Committee Chairperson at The Green Bay Country Club before he discovered his passion for recruiting.

Over the tenure of his hospitality career, Phil has had a special appreciation for building diverse, talented teams. Specifically helping professionals find fulfilling jobs that change their lives and simultaneously helping businesses shape top talent in their organizations is what motivates and drives Phil's success. He truly and passionately enjoys helping and giving to others.

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