Sous Chef - Self Operated, University Dining

Posted Date 1 week ago(7/15/2021 9:26 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
Dining Services - Auxiliary Services
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 Sous Chef opening within the University's Self Operated Dining Services Department.  This position is located on our St. Paul campus and is within our Residential Dining Facility, the View


This position is full-time, 1.0 FTE and works 12 months out of the year.


The University of St. Thomas Dining Services is a dynamic self-operated dining operation that provides meals for students, faculty, staff and visitors daily. The mission of Dining Services is to provide excellent dining experiences, enriching and nourishing the University of St. Thomas community. We provide a wide range of amenities that match the diverse needs of our campus community. Our department encompasses resident dining, catering services, and convenience locations.


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good.  A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.



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


As a member of the culinary management team, the Sous Chef is responsible for supporting the Production Chef (PC) as an active and working participant in food production in the Main Kitchen.   In the absence of the PC, the Sous Chef oversees production and prep.  Duties include food production and the delegation/supervision of prep duties to culinary and student staff in a fast-paced, high volume kitchen.


This position is a 12 month, 1.0 FTE position. 


This position is designated as Emergency Essential; Emergency Essential employees are expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus-closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.




1. Oversee the production and preparation of all food in the dining halls main kitchen
            a. Oversee, train subordinates and follow CBORD recipes

            b. Oversee, train subordinates and document all usage per serving

                 line worksheet or production worksheet for all stations in the                       dining hall and main kitchen.

            c. Oversee, train subordinates and present food in an attractive                         manner.

            d. Oversee, train subordinates and follow ServSafe food handling                     guidelines.

            e. Oversee, train subordinates and maintain clean work stations 

2. Prep food throughout shift
            a. Assist all culinary staff in completing prep sheets
            b. Prep is a continuous job of this, and all, position



Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience as a chef in a high volume food service business. 
  • ServSafe Certified within six month of hire required; expense for certification covered by the University.


Any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills acquired may be substituted.


Preferred Qualifications

  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Principles and practices of employee supervision.
  • Ability to read printed materials and use a computer.

This position is designated Emergency Essential. Emergency Essential employees may be expected to remain at work if campus closes during their regular work schedule or to report to work if the campus-closing announcement is made before their regular work schedule begins.



All interested candidates must apply online at Follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes creating or updating an applicant profile, uploading a resume, and completing a job specific application.


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

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


The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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