Jobs and Careers at Miami

Applicant Login

Job Filters


Work type



Area of Interest
Send me jobs like these

We will email you new jobs that match this search.

Food Production Leader

Apply now Job no: 496807
Department: Housing Dining Recreation & Business Services
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Hourly Staff
Categories: Food Services
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title: Food Production Leader (Sous Chef)

 $15.40/ G1

Hours Per Week:


Job Summary:

Works closely with the management team of a large dining facility to supervise and provide direction to staff in the job classifications of Senior Cook, Cook, Assistant Cook, Food Service Assistant, Building and Grounds Assistant, Building and Grounds Supervisor, and student staff. Monitors food preparation methods and presentation of food to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner.

Duties/Physical Demands:
  • Provides guidance and training for the Senior Cook in their role as a supervisor in the cook’s area of the dining unit. Instructs Cooks and Assistant Cooks in proper use and care of institutional cooking and food preparation equipment.
  • Completes production schedules for hot and cold food products for the late shift Cooks and Assistant Cooks.
  • Operates standard institutional cooking and food preparation equipment in the preparation of food for serving.
  • Prepares, cooks and coordinates the preparation of hot and cold menu items by following standard recipes, production specifications and scheduled serving times.
  • Assigns duties and specific tasks to employees and assures that such tasks are completed in a timely manner. Assists in evaluating the performance of Assistant Cooks and Cooks.
  • Instructs and trains employees in the performance of their duties; coordinates efficient work flow and instructs others in the proper use of equipment.
  • Maintains records of work performed, time expended, food temperatures and ingredients used, etc.; performs basic mathematical calculations and records information as needed.
  • Observes strict safety rules, sanitation standards and housekeeping practices.
  • Maintains all food items at proper temperatures as instructed.
  • Maintains surfaces, utensils, and equipment in a clean and serviceable condition.
  • Responds to client requests for service, special diets, as well as other information in a friendly, professional and helpful manner.
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School diploma,GED, or high school equivalency.
  • Three years’ cooking experience in Campus Services Food Service Department or five years’ experience in other food service operation or comparable training experience.
  • Current Manager Certification in Food Safety (Level II) or will need to obtain certification within 1 year of employment to maintain employment.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Miami University Food Service operation experience preferred
  • Twelve (12) months training beyond high school, or a certificate or Degree from a Culinary Arts Program
  • Ability to taste, smell, and visually differentiate colors
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, work with ratios, calculate fractions, decimals and percents
  • Ability to read and write simple sentences
  • Knowledge of basic food preparation techniques including sauteing, display cooking, deep frying, grilling and steaming
  • Ability to weigh and measure ingredients
  • Ability to properly use knives and standard kitchen equipment
  • Ability to create garnishes
  • Knowledge of storage and handling
  • Ability to understand and follow directions
  • Ability to communicate information so others will understand
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer services; this includes meeting quality standards and evaluation of those standards
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, production methods and coordination of people and resource
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services
  • Knowledge of techniques and equipment for handling food for consumption
  • Ability to motivate, develop and direct people as they work
  • Ability to monitor performance, teach others proper procedures
  • Use deductive reasoning to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense
EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.
Benefits Eligible:



A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: Eastern Daylight Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More