Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning. 

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University. 

Are you passionate about delivering high-quality, great-tasting food; proper food safety and sanitation procedures, and a great dining experience? Grand Canyon University is seeking a Junior Sous Chef. The Junior Sous Chef ensures menu items are executed with excellence in the restaurant. Additionally, the Junior Sous Chef supports managing quality in all aspects of their job.

What you will do:

  • Responsible for assigned kitchen section and responsible for controlling mise-en-plas quality, quantity, and the food storage. 

  • Understand, monitor, and ensure opening and closing procedures for all kitchen areas; ensure that all crew members are trained in procedures. 

  • Assist executive chef in detailed planning and administrative work as needed for efficient food operations. 

  • Maintain current recipes and plating guides for all menu offerings; recommends changes as needed based upon trends in guest ordering and feedback. 

  • Maintain standards for food production and handling, cooking, food storage, sanitation, safety, and employee hygiene in compliance with appropriate laws and regulations. 

  • Other duties as assigned.

What you need:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in restaurant, hotel or contract food service establishment.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in all stations in the kitchen

  • Culinary degree preferred.

  • Ability to pass pre-employment background investigation

  • Must work nights, weekends and holidays or extended hours as needed.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University 

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms on campus


Application Instructions

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