Job Description

Chartwells HE

At over 300 college & 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.

Positions at this location may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

Job Summary

Fill every occasion with great food and service! We are currently seeking a salaried Sous Chef for UIC in Chicago. Reporting to the Catering Executive Chef, our Sous Chef will assist in developing, preparing, and presenting on trend catering options and executing catering events to meet our customer needs. Working as the Sous Chef, this role will provide you will a steady salaried income with best in class benefits.

You will be responsible for the successful production and execution for various catering events. You will assist in the supervision, preparation, and cooking of various food items. You will work with the Executive Chef develop new menus and assist with ordering. We want to facilitate your growth as a professional in culinary arts, and at Chartwell’s, you will find growth opportunities to be endless. This location has a strong history of internal promotions.

We offer free parking, commuter assistance, cell phone reimbursement, long-term growth with a stable market leader, and a full benefits package. Our benefits package includes the best in class health, vision, dental plans along with 401K matching, short and long term disability, life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Programs including wellness and legal support. We also offer paid time off and paid holidays.

This role will require the ability to work evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Executive Chef with managing cost controls and control expenditures for the account
  • Assists the Executive Chef with planning and creating menus
  • Produces and execute catering events
  • Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with marketing and culinary team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A.S. or equivalent experience
  • Some progressive culinary/kitchen management experience, depending upon formal degree or training
  • Catering experience
  • High volume, complex foodservice operations experience - highly desirable
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food and catering trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, food cost controls, and presentation
  • Must be experienced with computers; to include Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), Outlook, E-mail and the Internet
  • ServSafe certified

Positions at this location require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, boosters, and/or regular COVID testing. Where permitted by law, applicants who are offered a position for this location may be asked about their vaccination status, which must meet minimum business requirements. All religious, medical, or other legally recognized exemptions regarding vaccination status will be considered.

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    Chartwells Higher Education is a member of Compass Group USA

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    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)

     

    Associates at Chartwells Higher Ed are offered many fantastic benefits.

    • Medical
    • Dental
    • Vision
    • Life Insurance/ AD
    • Disability Insurance
    • Retirement Plan
    • Paid Time Off
    • Holiday Time Off (varies by site/state)
    • Associate Shopping Program
    • Health and Wellness Programs
    • Discount Marketplace
    • Identity Theft Protection
    • Pet Insurance
    • Commuter Benefits
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

    Req ID: 1123301

    Chartwells HE 

    CINDY SCHOENFELD 

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