1. Drives culinary vision and establishes operational methodology for excellence. Cultivates talent and fosters continued quality improvement standards. 2. Inspires the culinary team to achieve excellence in culinary preparation and service to students, guests and Yale community. Develops signature and best in class food and concepts. 3. Represents Yale Hospitality across the industry as a leader of innovation and operational excellence. 4. Creates an architecture of menus, concepts, standards that aligns our core values in Health & Wellness and Sustainability, in collaboration with the Health & Wellness Manager. 5. Leads culinary team in the development and administration of menu management and supports the academic and seasonal menu development for all operations that are nutritious, healthy, sustainable and financially viable. 6. Provides oversite for quality assurance and testing in recipes to ensure consistency and to meet and exceed performance standards for food quality and production procedures. 7. Collaborates with operational directors on innovation of new products and services, creates exciting and engaging student focused initiatives and trends. 8. Develops culinary SOPs and presentation standards in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, unit managers and the Wellness Manager. 9. Establishes systems and processes to ensure quality assurance and product excellence in all Yale Dining locations. Provides necessary feedback to stakeholders and monitor progress. 10. Develops and implements communication plans to ensure teams have resources needed to execute seasonal based menus, merchandising and programs. 11. Partners with and leverages external resources including vendors and manufacturers on programs and special events. 12. Collaborates with the Director of Supply Chain and Sustainability to utilize cost-saving opportunities and leverage vendor support. Analyzes production patterns, optimizes preparation methodology and creates efficiency model to achieve established departmental and operational food costs. 13. Provides leadership and operational support during campus-wide hospitality events, reunions and campus emergencies. 14. Partners with Training Manager in developing talent and further enhancing culinary and leadership skills of staff. 15. Establishes objectives and collaborates with union to conduct contractually required competency evaluation for staff advancement opportunities.
Required Skill/ability 5: Strong computer knowledge, including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Posting Position Title: Director of Culinary Excellence Yale Hospitality
Required Skill/ability 3: Demonstrated ability with Menu Management System, and/or Food Ordering System and/or Recipe Development System.
Work Week: Flexible or Non-Standard (for anything other than Standard)
University Job Title: Director of Culinary Excellence Yale Hospitality
Required Skill/ability 1: Demonstrated ability with quality control, and menu and recipe development. Exceptional culinary ability and expertise.
Required Skill/ability 4: Strong leadership, managerial and organizational skills. Demonstrated success in managing and developing teams to achieve desired results. Strong oral and written communication, supervisory, conceptual and analytical skills.
Required Skill/ability 2: Demonstrated ability in training and development in a large, complex food and beverage organization. Proven advanced knowledge of international cuisine, nutritional cooking techniques and vegetarian/vegan principles.
Bachelor's Degree in Culinary Arts and 10 years of increasingly responsible culinary management leadership experience in a large, complex food and beverage organization, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Internal Number: 49961BR
About Yale University
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.