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Cafe Manager

Company: Utah State University
Location: Logan
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:


The Aggie Chocolate Cafe Manager (ACCM) will coordinate the production of food items thatuses and highlights Aggie Chocolate. The ACCM will prepare a variety of foods and ensure thatquality and cost standards are consistently attained. The ACCM also supports the primarymission of the ACF to support learning, research, and outreach activities related to cacao andchocolate production.


Reporting and Supervisory ResponsibilitiesThe ACCM reports to the Director of the Aggie Chocolate Factory and works closely with theAggie Chocolate Factory Manager. The ACCM will train, guide, and manage servers andcashiers employed by the Aggie Chocolate Cafe (hourly, and student employees) and willoversee the daily operations of the Cafe.Typical Functions:

  • Prepares and presents food and/or instructs and guides kitchen and Cafe staff in thecooking and presentation of food.
  • Monitors sanitation and safety to ensure standards and regulations are followed.
  • Cleans, sanitizes, and maintains work areas, utensils, and equipment.
  • Attends to day-to-day problems concerning food and food supplies; detects and ensuresdisposition of spoiled or unattractive food as necessary.
  • Inspects supplies, equipment, and/or work areas to ensure conformance to establishedstandards.
  • Determines cafe schedules necessary to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Determines how food should be presented and creates decorative food displays.
  • Reviews recipes and evaluates processes to continuously improve the effectiveness andquality of products being produced.
  • Develops new recipes as needed
  • Purchases ingredients
  • Oversees the operation of the Aggie Chocolate Cafe such as scheduling employees,performing cash reconciliations, etc.
  • Documents recipes
  • Documents business processes
  • Works enthusiastically with colleagues to build the Cafe business and help build the

Aggie Chocolate Factory (ACF) business

  • Supports the ACF and its primary mission
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Writes, develops, and publishes material for websites and other social media and/orpublications as requested.


  • The ACCM will obtain approval from the ACF Director for all significant purchases andbusiness decisions and on a regular basis provide status reports to the ACF Director

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards.
  • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures.
  • Ability to train and/or guide culinary staff, servers, and students.
  • Knowledge of maintenance and care of culinary facilities, equipment, supplies, andmaterials.
  • Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of food preparation and presentation methods, techniques, and qualitystandards.

Fundamental AbilitiesWithin the scope and complexity of each positions responsibilities, each incumbent is expectedto possess and demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solutionand solve problems.
  • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriatecorrective action.
  • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches toproblems.
  • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstratescooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
  • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand,asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
  • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
  • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times,may be frustrated.

Core CharacteristicsAs representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, allemployees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Take initiative.
  • Maintain confidentiality.
  • Be accountable.
  • Behave ethically.
  • Be honest and trustworthy.
  • Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  • Be inquisitive.
  • Be detail oriented.
  • Be self-motivated.
  • Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be committed to improving USU.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of applicable culinary experience OR two years of Culinary Arts training plus oneyear of experience is required.
Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under Resume/CV

2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary Commensurate with experience ADA

Work Environment and Physical RequirementsThis position requires moderate physical activity. Employees must have sufficient strength toperform the duties and responsibilities of the position including moderate lifting (up to 25pounds), walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and squatting. This position requires nearlycontinuous standing, repetitive hand motions, and reaching overhead. Employees may beexposed to unusual elements including extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasantodors, and/or loud noises.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utahs land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah States statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.

A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.

The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.

Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USUs non-discrimination policies:

Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education , Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov

USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.

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