• Clergy Chef/Guest Services - School of Divinity (.625 FTE)

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 9:24 AM)
    Number of Openings
    Closing Date
    Open until Filled
    Type of Search
    Who May Apply
    This position is open to all qualified applicants.
    Position Number
    St. Paul
    St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity
    FLSA Status
    Employment Type
    Full-Time Staff
    Assigned Months per Year
    Benefits Eligible

    The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Clergy Chef/Guest Services position within the School of Divinity. This position has an expected FTE of .625.

    Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.


    The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

    • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
    • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
    • Medical, dental, and vision options
    • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


    This position is responsible for preparing four evening meals a week for the priest community of high quality, (varying from 2-12 priests per meal) during the school year, and maintaining the kitchen year-round.


    Menu planning, food preparation, and service:  Menu planning to include alternate options for individuals with special dietary needs.   Clean and prepare fresh foods according to recipe specifications, and following ServSafe food handling guidelines. Serve meals to the Priest community. During school year  except J-term:  60%



    • Inventory Maintenance: Maintain an inventory of kitchen goods. Label and date items once opened. Restock kitchen essentials as needed year round.  Maintain shopping lists for a grocery store and/or a wholesale goods seller.  Shop as needed.
    • Maintaining a Clean Work-space: Maintain daily upkeep of 4th floor kitchen and tidying of the lounge area. Clean and provide basic care for the kitchen appliances and items.  Assist with loading and emptying of the dishwasher, and hand-wash other items as needed.
    • Coordinate Guest Services in the summer and J-term.  Be in contact with the seminary student guest master near the end of fall semester to take over the work for J-term and near the end of the academic year to take it over for the summer.  Coordinate the reservation of rooms as needed through the software in use, including the request of guest approvals by administration if needed.  Direct the summer workers to carry out room turnovers on floors 1-3 (cleaning, stocking, etc.) assisting them as needed.  Communicate to seminary maintenance person turnovers needed on the 4th (priest) floor.  Coordinate with Business Office the need for and availability of time dedicated to guest services by summer workers.  Work with Business Office to coordinate restock of guestroom supplies. During summer and J-term: 60%
    • Other duties as assigned


    Minimum Qualifications

    • High School diploma
    • Five years of experience as a chef in a hotel, university, resort, or comparable institutional setting
    • Must have a ServSafe certification from the State of Minnesota
    • Must have a valid driver’s license for driving the seminary van to shop for grocery/wholesale goods

    Preferred Qualifications 

    • A Culinary Specialist Degree (chef) with the capacity to prepare meals with flexibility in number of people served from 2-12 while maintaining fine quality
    • Menu-planning experience to include an understanding of special dietary needs
    • High quality cooking methods and techniques to include basic knife skills
    • Principles and practices of inventory
    • Basic arithmetic to calculate common weight volume conversions and to manage a budget

    On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

    The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at www.stthomas.edu/jobs.

    The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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