District Chef

  • SFE- Southwest Foodservice Excellence
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Dec 04, 2019
Full time Chefs, Cooks, Food Preparation Workers

Job Description

Summary of Position:

Provide friendly, responsive service in a clean and safe environment that all of our customers will enjoy. Create monthly menus that are nutritionally sound, cost effective and appealing to students, staff and parents. Conduct ongoing training with kitchen staffs in food safety, food cost, cooking technique and food presentation.


· Bachelor's degree with an academic major in areas including food and nutrition, food service management, dietetics, family and consumer sciences, nutrition education, culinary arts, business, or related field

· 3+ years' experience of food and beverage front of the house operations

· Prior school foodservice experience desired

· Experience with restaurant/cafeteria budgeting/food costs required

· Experience in culinary skills required

· Food Safety standards experience required

· Must possess a food handler's card within two (2) weeks of hire, if applicable

· Clear/Professional communication skills required

· Basic computer skills required including Microsoft Suite

· Sensitivity and respect for people of various backgrounds, cultures, experiences and socio-economic situations required

· Basic cooking and cleaning skills required

· Positive and energetic personalities are appreciated


· Prepare and cook food as per recipes, production records

· Create new recipes using commodities and purchased products

· Conduct taste testing's with customers for new products and recipes

· Conduct roving chef demonstrations

· Create student menu's that are cost effective, appealing and nutritionally balanced

· Input menus into the nutritional analysis program

· Place food and supply orders that meet the needs of each school while maintaining cost control measures

· Conduct trainings with cooks in food safety, HACCP, food cost, cooking technique and food presentation

· Work with the Cafeteria Manager to ensure quality workmanship

· Follow all local and SFE health regulations

· Supervision and evaluation of subordinate employees

· Submit reports as directed and in compliance with deadlines

· Other duties, as assigned

Physical Demands & Work Environment

Ability to speak, read, write and understand English and/or dominate language at the school

Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time (up to 5 hours)

Be physically able to lift, reach, bend and stoop frequently lift up to 50 pounds

Be able to safely lift and easily maneuver cases of food frequently weighing from 25 to 40 pounds

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, Gender/Minority/Veterans/Disabled and participates with E-Verify Employment Eligibility Program