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Executive Chef

Application Deadline: 07/31/2019

Organization: Amherst College

Location: Amherst

Salary: 70k - 85k

Website: www.amherst.edu

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Organization Details


Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 48 states, plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty. The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums: Emily Dickinson Museum, Beneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium. The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life. Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst the perfect place to work, learn and live!


The Executive Chef supports the efforts of the Dining Services Department by working collaboratively with the Director in helping lead the dining services team, in communicating and executing the department’s vision, mission and goals and providing customers with a fresh, sustainable and real dining experience that is crafted from local, seasonal and quality ingredients. Under the supervision of the Executive Chef, the dining services team provides excellence in service, and consistent quality in the menus to meet customers’ needs throughout many venues: Valentine Hall, Catering, Schwemm’s Coffee House, Grab-n-Go, Frost Café, Lewis Sebring Commons and the Science Center Café, as well as campus wide events. The Executive Chef; creates, researches, orchestrates, and ensures delivery of over 4000 meals daily in operations performing 21 hours per day, in an efficient, safe, sustainable and wholesome way.

Required Qualifications

    • Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts or industry equivalent
    • Current ServSafe Manager Certification or be able to achieve within (6) months of employment
    • Allergen Awareness or the ability to achieve within (6) months as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
    – 10 years of leadership and management experience in food preparation
  • Technically proficient in Volume Hot and Cold Food Production and Culinary fundamentals
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel with experience in menu management software systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including able to speak to large groups
  • Demonstrated customer service, organizational, and time management skills
  • Ability to taste and work with any and all ingredients used
  • Ability to mathematically reduce and expand measurements required by recipe
  • Attention to detail

EEO Statement

Amherst College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or administration of its programs and activities on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression, and gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other characteristic or class protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Amherst College complies with all state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Inquiries should be addressed to the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Amherst College, P.O. Box 5000, Amherst, MA 01002-5000.