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Chef de Cuisine


Department of Housing Administration

Requisition Number:



Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

University Staff



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Job Summary

The University of Colorado Boulder, for campus in Boulder, seeks a Chef de Cuisine. This is a culinary leadership role, with oversite of multiple restaurant concepts or areas within an operation. In the absence of the Executive Chef, this position will assume the duties and general procedures for unit of oversite & Campus Dining Services, as well as formulate the execution of menus and procedures in restaurant concepts, staff, scheduling, hiring, and training. Understands sourcing, procurement, food costs, pricing, labor costs and assesses area of oversite to ensure fiscal and operational feasibility are in line with parameters set by the Associate Director of Culinary and Sr. Executive Chef. Responsible for staff development and conflict resolution in their area. This position will be required to place orders for their unit or restaurant, and may be required to fill in for the Manager of Operations & Sourcing in their absence. This position exists to create fresh, high quality and on-trend menus for their restaurant or unit, including recipe development. Supervises their Sous Chefs as they determine break schedules, service quality, A9, food safety and sustainability standards, all while offering excellent customer service in a team-driven and supported environment.

Who We Are

Housing & Dining Services, Campus Dining Services exists to provide 3.3 million meals per year for the students, staff, faculty and guests of the university. Campus Dining Services is comprised of Residential Dining Halls, Catering and Retail outlets which operate year round. Campus Dining leads the industry with superior quality food and exceptional dining experiences. We continue to expand our sustainability initiatives and reduce our carbon footprint in our daily operations, including efforts in resource recovery, conservation and food sourcing. We are committed to providing options and information to all of our guests with dietary restrictions and allergens, including vegan, vegetarian, kosher and Halal choices, supported by a strong allergen awareness program called A9 ® Identified.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Four years of experience in large food service operation, or in the alternative, an Associate’s Degree or graduation from a culinary program, plus two years of experience in large food service operation
  • In lieu of the minimum job requirements, alternative requirements for the position are a Bachelor's Degree in any field plus two years of experience in a large food service operation (72 months of experience).
  • English proficiency. 
  • Must complete all university required trainings within 30 days of hire. 
  • Servsafe certified and or certificate appropriate for the position level or the ability to obtain Servsafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level within 6 months of hire. Must possess appropriate Servsafe certification or certificate appropriate to position level for the duration of employment with Housing & Dining Services.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds of weight occasionally, up to 20 pounds of weight frequently and up to 10 pounds of weight constantly.
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, handle, finger, and feel to perform job duties.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials: 
1. A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work. 
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.
3. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts. 

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by November 3, 2018. 

Essential Services

This position is designated “essential services.” The incumbent is required to respond to requests for work during campus emergencies (snow, wind, rain, flood and any other natural or man-made event) and report to work for his / her regularly assigned shift during emergency campus closures. 

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer