Sous Chef

Southern Virginia University is seeking an experienced Sous Chef to help manage the campus-wide Food Service concepts of this rapidly growing educational institution. To apply, email your résumé to knight.eats@svu.edu.

The University. Southern Virginia University is a rapidly growing, private undergraduate liberal-arts University. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains at the southern end of the Shenandoah Valley, the University maintains standards aligned with the values of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and welcomes students & employees of any religious persuasion who share those values. Applicants are invited to learn more about the University at svu.edu.

  • Minimum Qualifications
  • Ability to communicate clearly with managers, kitchen and dining room employees, and guests
  • Basic computer skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift large, heavy objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Education and Experience Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Two to Five years of experience in a culinary leadership role
  • Certificate or Degree in Culinary Arts preferred
  • Safe Food Handling Certification
  • Responsibilities
  • Manage all activities in the kitchen, including food preparation and production, and management and training of kitchen staff
  • Ensure efficient, cost-effective operation and profitability of food production
  • Supervise and inspect all preparation and cooking equipment on a regular basis to ensure that they are kept clean, sanitary, and in perfect operating order
  • Ensure that food products and presentation are of the highest quality, and are prepared to serve in a timely manner
  • Assume the role as Executive Chef in his or her absence
  • Assure adherence to all standards of food quality, preparation, recipes, and presentation in conjunction with the specifications
  • Monitor holding and storage operations, stocking and food rotation, and guarantee food service sanitation standards are met
  • Assure kitchen personnel is trained in best cleanliness and sanitation practices
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Southern Virginia University Mission Statement
We are a private, self-reliant, residential University aligned with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its principles and values. Our mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and like-minded students, lift them in intellect, character, and spirituality, and launch them into successful lives and careers.

Culture & Environment
We believe in collaboration and honest feedback, and in being kind and respectful to one another while providing excellent customer service to the individuals we serve across the University. We foster a work environment courtesy, respect, diversity, and inclusion. Team members are expected to have exceptional self-motivation and time management skills. Southern Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. Review of applications will begin immediately.