Utah State University

Executive Sous Chef - Marketplace

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 months ago(2/14/2020 6:50 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Customer Service/Support
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Auxiliary Enterprises
Dining Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Under the direction of the Executive Chef, the Executive Sous Chef oversees all culinary matters for The Marketplace Dining Hall. Assists in managing and mentoring cooks and other culinary professionals in the main kitchen of the Taggart Student Center. Responsible for menu development, sanitation, production and quality control for The Marketplace. Promotes and exemplifies Dining Services' Mission of "Creating an Excellent College Experience" as well as our Core Values.


  1. Manage daily production for The Marketplace Dining Hall, serving approximately 1,800 guests daily with a total annual revenue of over $2.5 million. Ensure quality and safety of food from production throughout service. Incorporate small batch cooking methods as part of the safety and quality program. As necessary, assist Executive Chef and Chef d'Cuisine with Catering events including but not limited to football games and summer conferencing.
  2. Control costs in the TSC Kitchen and specifically in The Marketplace in order to stay in line with annual budget and projections throughout the year. Specific areas of emphasis are Cost of Goods Sold, Operating supplies, Paper Goods, Kitchen Labor, and Tools and Equipment. Control efforts are not only in the kitchen but extend out into the service areas, collaborating with Supervisors and the Operations Manager of The Marketplace. Ensure portion control methods are introduced and implemented continually.
  3. Work closely with the Supervisors and Operations Manager of the Marketplace to ensure that food is presented and served in a manner that ensures appetizing, high quality food is served, not just produced. Includes identifying and introducing a variety of menu items to meet the needs of the students, faculty and staff of Utah State University.
  4. Work with Executive Chef in hiring, training, supervising and as necessary, terminating culinary staff of the TSC Kitchen. Assist in mentoring and training all culinary staff of the Taggart Student Center.
  5. Responsible for purchasing of food, equipment and supplies for The Marketplace Dining Hall representing approximately $900,000 of purchases.
  6. Develop annual budget in cooperation with Executive Chef and Marketplace Operations Manager. Assist in creating Strategic Plans including a 3-year rolling Capital Expenditure Plan.
  7. Other duties as assigned. 


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree in Culinary Arts - May be replaced with appropriate experience within the industry
  • 3 - 5 years applicable experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in serving food in a large Dining Hall type setting as well as Catering Experience

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:


1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application under "Cover letter"


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


This position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds), walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting.  This position requires nearly continuous standing, repetitive hand motions, and reaching overhead.  Employees may be exposed to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the university’s academic mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. USU is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in any of its programs and activities based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity/expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy or local, state, or federal law (https://equity.usu.edu/non-discrimination).

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding USU’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266; Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, hilary.renshaw@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information on the notice of non-discrimination, you may contact the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov.

Learn more at: https://equity.usu.edu/.

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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