Chef de Cuisine

University of Northern Iowa

Creates and tests recipes for fine dining and catering; develops banquet menus, food costing and establishes food cost goals for catering; recommends, hires, and interviews for all catering production staff; conducts training, coaches and oversees staff; manages and negotiates catering specifications; recommends large equipment/capital investment purchases to support catering culinary needs; and uses menu management software to analyze data and solve food cost issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or related field plus at least three years of experience as Sous Chef or equivalent in food service operations required.
  • An Associate’s plus six years of experience as Sous Chef or equivalent in food service operations may be substituted.
  • Supervisory experience of culinary staff; experience working in a university or large volume hotel or convention center; experience with recipe creation and specification writing; large volume (300+) catering experience; experience making presentations and teaching cooking classes to students and campus community; fine dining experience; recipe testing experience; and experience using local, organic and sustainable products preferred.


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by June 17, 2021 will be given first consideration.

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Job ID: 75253

Posted 14 days ago

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