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Chef II

Company: University of Central Florida
Location: Orlando
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us As a next-generation public research institute and Forbes-ranked top employer in Florida, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world's most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you'll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You'll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We're seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve. Rosen College of Hospitality Management: UCF's Rosen College of Hospitality Management is located in the heart of the tourism district serving approximately 3,000 students. As the #1 hospitality "plus" educator in the US, the Rosen College strives to make each student's experience at UCF an enriching and rewarding one. Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and ability to identify opportunities and challenges in the hospitality industry and to apply creative decision techniques in responding to those opportunities. In addition to receiving a quality education based on academics and hands on experience, students are provided the opportunity to interact with leading industry partners and professionals. The Opportunity: As a Chef II at Rosen College of Hospitality Management, your role combines culinary expertise, educational support, and event management. You will assist instructors in advanced training, provide guidance, and supervise UCF undergraduate students and food and beverage employees within the college's laboratory settings. Additionally, you will manage and coordinate catered events both on and off-campus, showcasing your culinary skills in real-world applications. If you're a passionate chef with a desire to mentor future hospitality professionals and create unforgettable dining experiences, we encourage you to apply for this dynamic position. This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply. Responsibilities: Educational Support:

  • Collaborate with lead instructors to facilitate advanced culinary training sessions.
  • Supervise and guide food and beverage employees, fostering a collaborative and productive learning environment. Events support:
    • Coordinate catered events, applying culinary expertise to create exceptional dining experiences.
    • Oversee event logistics, ensuring seamless execution and customer satisfaction.
    • Collaborate with event teams to design menus, maintain food quality standards, and enhance the overall event experience. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master's degree and 4+ years of relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications:
      • Culinary degree or certification.
      • Proven culinary experience with a strong background in various cuisines and cooking techniques.
      • Excellent communication and teaching skills.
      • Event management and catering experience.
      • Ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
      • Exceptional customer service skills for event planning and guest interactions.
      • Demonstrated leadership in culinary roles, with the ability to lead and inspire students and culinary staff. Are Benefits Important to You? Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
        • Benefit packages, including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending, and Employee Assistance Program
        • Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays
          • Retirement savings options
          • Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando attractions
          • Education assistance
          • Flexible work environment
          • And more...For more benefits information, go to the UCF Employee Benefits page click here. Who Are We? Founded in 1963 to fuel the region's talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It's one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation's top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more. Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF's expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins. #LI-ONSITE Department Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) - Food Service and Lodging Management Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8AM to 5 PM Type of Appointment Regular Expected Salary $48,722.00 to Negotiable Job Posting End Date 11-29-2023-12-00-AM Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Central Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including Disabled/Vets. Click on UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement to view the President's Statement. The UCF affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office of Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

Keywords: University of Central Florida, Orlando , Chef II, Hospitality & Tourism , Orlando, Florida

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