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University of Buffalo - Campus, Dining CHEF MANAGER (Production/Kitchen Manager) in Amherst, New York

The University at Buffalo has a distinguished award winning dining program with three Residential Dining Centers. Each Dining Center provides an all-you-care-to-eat assortment of dining concepts with action cooking stations including Asian, pasta, pizza, Brazilian rotisserie, American fare and so much more.

Our primary purpose is to offer a variety of high quality, high value, and innovative dining options designed to fit the varied lifestyles and nutritional needs of the University community. Serving foods from local growers, striving to achieve sustainability, and expanding the availability of dining choices are ways that we enrich the dining experience. We challenge our experienced and knowledgeable employees daily to provide exemplary customer service.

Campus Dining & Shops is a multi-unit company employing over 1300 people. In addition to providing the University's dining services, CDS also serves the UB community through management of the UB Card Office, Campus Catering, Retail and Convenience Stores, and Vending.

In our day-to-day operations, we rely on inherent core values: quality items, value prices, environmentally friendly settings, ethical treatment of all, and conducting all phases of our business with integrity.

Campus Dining & Shops operates one of the largest and most all-inclusive self-operated food service programs in the Northeast. Our dining program provides students, faculty, and staff with an array of dining options, ranging from self- serve buffet style programs in our residential dining centers to retail dining and the finest in catering. With over 35 locations, there is always delicious food nearby at UB. From popular national brands like Tim Horton's, Moe's Southwest Grill and Jamba Juice, to our very own Hubies serving great wings, Campus Dining & Shops has something for everyone.


Campus Dining & Shops at The University at Buffalo is currently seeking a seasoned Chef Manager. Chef Managerassumes day-to-day responsibility for food operations, including preparation, presentation and budgeting while ensuring the highest level of health and safety practices, policies and procedures are maintained. Oversees all aspects kitchen operations. Conduct daily line check, food reviews and recipes of the day. Responsible for maintaining sanitation standards in compliance with regulatory agencies. Trains and supervises culinary staff to ensure high culinary standards are maintained. Aids in recipe writing and seasonal menu development. Monitors budgeted food and labor costs and accurate weekly inventory. Conducts daily meetings with culinary staff. Collaborates with students with food allergies.


Minimum of 4-5 years progressive culinary management and experience in developing a quality food program in a collegiate residential and/or restaurant environment.

Additional Qualifications: Culinary degree required

Driver Skills and Requirements

Clean driving record

Ability to pass company driving test and background checks

Employment offer is contingent on the completion of a satisfactory background check, completion of a satisfactory motor vehicle background check, satisfactory reference check, and successful completion of the company driving test.

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Campus Dining and Shops is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic. Campus Dining and Shops policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Job Start/End Date: 16-Oct-2019 to 16-Nov-2019 (EST)

Department: Various

Location: Amherst, NY, USA

Pay Rate: DOE

Pay Type: Salary

Employment Type: Full Time