Hard work, Lots going on.
Chef Manager (Current Employee) – Macomb, IL – May 23, 2017
The job is tough and there is often a lot going on. That happens in many kitchens. Cost of living in Macomb is reasonably low, so a management job goes a long way as far as living comfortably in the area. I really enjoyed working in the residence halls, but not so much in the catering department.
The residence halls are a 7 day operation with lots of staff and consistent work. The catering department is small and work is random. Often will not get consecutive days off, or will have events pop up the day before or the day of the event, adding extra stress to the daily work and changing working hours on very short notice.
Free Meals per 5 hr. shift. Good pay and benefits.
Not a lot of consistency between units or managers.