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Culinary Chef Manager in Wellesley, MA at AVI FOODSYSTEMS, INC.

Date Posted: 1/10/2019

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Job Description

Join a prestigious university dining team with a leader in the hospitality industry. AVI Foodsystems, Inc. is seeking a Culinary Chef Manager at Wellesley College.  A passion to deliver on great food and lead hourly team members in an entrepreneurial environment with a strong focus on sustainability and creativity is our mission.  Come join an innovative team and recover the work/life balance you are seeking in your career path.

The responsibilities for this position include:  

  • Develop culinary creative and flexible designed menus in a student dining environment
  • Provide excellent customer service on an elite college campus
  • Reduce environmental footprint and develop sustainability practices
  • Plan, organize and direct the work of cooks and other union team members.
  • Prepare budget estimates and manage cost control for the food service program, including payroll.
  • Plan and direct the ordering, receiving and accounting of all food products, supplies and equipment for the location
  • Oversee safety and compliance with federal, state and other regulatory agencies
  • Manage the consistency of policies and follow established guidelines
  • Participate in staff education and development
  • Other duties and responsibilities as necessary


Job Requirements

  • A formal culinary degree is preferred.  Industry experience will be considered.
  • 3-5 years of food service / culinary management experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively with peer managers to resolve conflicts involving team members
  • Interest in sustainable food practices
  • Must have prior experience leading, motivating and developing teams preferably in a union environment
  • Proven ability in managing costs to meet budget goals
  • Effective communication in both written and verbal form
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others
  • Meets deadlines and performs quality work without direct supervision
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheets and web based ordering systems
  • ServSafe Certification


AVI is proud of its managers and appreciates the hard work, loyalty and committed service they provide every day and we offer the following:

  • Excellent salary, which is well above the current market rate
  • Five (5) day, 50 hour work weeks
  • Industry competitive benefits package
  • Year round position with work/life balance, especially during semester breaks
  • Exciting opportunities for advancement both locally and nationally
  • A family culture and atmosphere
  • 401(k) with generous company match


We conduct pre-employment drug testing. EOE


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