Job Description

Chartwells HE



  • We are hiring immediately for a PRODUCTION MANAGER position.
  • Location:  Montclair State University; 1 Normal Ave. Montclair, NJ 07043.  Note: online applications accepted only.
  • Schedule:  Must be able to work evenings, weekends, & holidays.  More details are available upon interview.
  • Details:  The production manager is responsible for managing cost controls and controlling expenditures for the account, planning and creating nutritious, flavored menus, purchasing goods, managing inventory, and implementing new culinary programs in conjunction with marketing and culinary teams.
  • Requirement:  Culinary degree preferred, 3+ yrs of culinary management.
  • Reports to:  Sr. Executive Chef
  • *Internal Employee Referral Bonus Available


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At over 300 colleges and universities around the country, Chartwells Higher Education is re-inventing the on-campus dining experience. We are challenging the norm and setting new standards by investing in high-tech, food-infused social spaces that bring people together to promote meaningful relationships and interactions. We are food-forward difference makers, bound together by a desire to feed hungry minds and prepare students for success. 

We are seeking hungry, humble and smart associates who are looking to join and grow with a diverse organization. We invite you to start your career journey with us and look forward to hearing from you. 


    Job Summary

    Summary: As a Production Manager III, you will be responsible for assisting the Executive Chef and/or the Director of Dining Services with the overall success of the food service operation.  This is an exciting opportunity for an organized, enthusiastic and detail-oriented manager who is constantly seeking a better way to conduct business. 


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of production employees in order to prepare and deliver a finished food product to the serving areas in an efficient, timely and proper manner.
    • Oversees kitchen operation while maintaining a safe and sanitary work environment for the staff.
    • Prepares or directs preparation of meals in accordance with corporate programs and guidelines.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.




    • 2 years of culinary management experience.
    • Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations.
    • Catering and/or high volume batch cooking experience is required.
    • Experience ordering food and supplies is required.
    • Computer skills and knowledge of MS Office products including Excel.
    • ServSafe Certification is preferred.
    • Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts is preferred.

    The Benefits

    We are always looking for ways to invest in our people both inside and outside of work to help them achieve their full potential. Both full-time and part-time associates are eligible for the following benefits:

    • Opportunities for Training and Development
    • 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

    In addition, full-time positions also offer the following benefits to associates:

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance/AD
    • Disability Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)


    Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
    Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer.  At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. 
    Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. *Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance).


    Req ID:1043914

    Chartwells HE  

    Application Instructions

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