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Culinary Supervisor

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Culinary Worker V
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Posting Duration 11/22/2022 - 11/30/2022
Probationary Period 6 months

Job Description

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 13 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient, and innovative event services and dining options in a variety of settings dedicated to accentuating and enhancing the campus experience in a diverse community.

This position plays an integral role in accomplishing this goal by training and supervising the culinary staff and directing the preparation and service of menu items in residential dining centers. Our staff utilizes a broad range of culinary skills and equipment to prepare fresh and delicious menu items, frequently participating in display cooking, utilizing woks, salad preparation, grilling, and pizza making to enhance our customers' experience.

Whether it's to find a place to study, gather with friends, enjoy a bite to eat, or plan a large event, the Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality takes great pride in providing welcoming and inclusive spaces, high-quality food services, and experienced and professional staff who care about making every experience individualized and extraordinary. It is our philosophy to recruit, inspire, and retain talented team members and promote wellness and foster their development. It is our goal to promote a more fully diverse and inclusive campus community.


Required Qualifications
1. High school diploma or equivalent.
2. Three (3) years (36 months) of general work experience in quantity cooking in a commercial setting.
3. One (1) year (12 months) of experience comparable to that described in the lower level of this series. This work includes higher-level functions such as planning, food procurement, cleaning supplies and equipment, inventory control, menus, keeping records and reports, and staff supervision.
4. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Desired Qualifications
1. High school diploma or equivalency.
2. Full knowledge and acceptance of principles of diversity.
3. Supervisory and leadership skills; ability to train and instruct employees; ability to organize, prioritize, and assign duties.
4. Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce all policies and procedures, especially those pertaining to sanitation and safety.
5. Strong interpersonal skills; cooperative, flexible, and customer-oriented; ability to deal effectively with employee and customer conflicts; the ability to produce results working as part of a team or committee.
6. Knowledge of food values and nutrition; knowledge of materials and methods used in preparing food on a large scale.
7. Ability to read, follow and correct recipes; ability to plan simple menus with managers.
8. Computer skills, including menu management systems; accurate record keeping skills.
9. Current Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate.


$22.58 per hour


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Breanna Crippen
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work history portions. Be specific on your work history, including employment dates (if part-time you must list the number of work hours) and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Please do not put "see resume" in the duties and responsibilities section of the work history. This will be considered an incomplete application and incomplete applications will not be considered.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials and responses to the supplemental questions. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview.

A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

In order to receive the maximum eligible points for the civil service exam, you may upload a food service certificate under the optional documents, if applicable. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, appropriate military service documentation, such as a DD214, may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources, in order to receive the maximum eligible points:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Breanna Crippen
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Working hours and days off will be subject to bid.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 1110.

This is a full-time position on an academic calendar. It will be subject to academic break lay-off (such as spring break, summer break).