Assistant Kitchen Manager
University of Southern California 301 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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USC Auxiliary Services, one of the largest divisions at the University of Southern California, is a dynamic organization comprised of five integral business units: USC Bookstores, USC Hospitality, USC Housing, USC Transportation, and the Radisson Hotel. At USC Auxiliary Services, we strive "to create the best USC experience" with quality products and services that anchor our Los Angeles campuses. Whether you come to USC for a day's visit, a world-class education, or a rewarding career, there's a good chance you'll be shopping, dining, riding, or staying with us! USC's USCHospitality is seeking an Assistant Kitchen Manager- Auxiliary Services to join its team. USC Hospitality is a prominent organization known for creating innovative self-operated food concepts, while serving an extraordinary breadth of customer bases on two campuses. The organization consists of over forty locations and features several successful operations, including Retail Sales, Residential Dining, Special Events and Catering, and Full-Service Restaurants. In addition to hosting popular brands like Starbucks, Lemonade, and California Pizza Kitchen, USC Hospitality offers unique dining experiences exclusive to USC, including the award-winning The Lab Gastropub and Moreton Fig Restaurant & Lounge. The Assistant Kitchen Manager- Auxiliary Services assists in overseeing all aspects of kitchen operations. Assists in managing and developing staff, maintaining health department standards. Assists in controlling costs to stay within budget. Job Accountabilities: Assists in overseeing all aspects of kitchen operations. Maintains currency with, understands and ensures unit compliance with all university policies and procedures, inventory procedures and with all applicable local, state and federal health and safety guidelines. Assists with planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, scheduling and delegating responsibility to the staff, ensuring the goals and objectives of the kitchen are met on a daily basis by the staff. Assists Kitchen Manager, as assigned. Assists with maintaining costs for food, beverage and labor within established budgetary guidelines and ensures unit generates revenue. Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of university's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff. Directly supervises all assigned subordinate staff. Recruits, screens, hires and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required. Ensures adherence to all systems, procedures and policies. Contributes to the creation, maintenance and implementation of all unit Standard Operating Procedures in coordination with Hospitality Management. The University of Southern California offers great benefits and perks for eligible staff and dependents, including medical, dental and vision plans, Tuition Assistance, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, retirement plan contribution, and discounts to USC sporting events and USC Bookstores. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education:
Specialized/technical training

Minimum Experience:
2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise:
Two plus years experience in a leadership role within a high-volume, full service kitchen environment. Strong track record of success in previous assignments demonstrating upward career mobility. Demonstrated knowledge of pertinent local, federal and state health and safety laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education:
Related graduate study

Preferred Experience:
3 years

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