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Culinary Services Manager II Campus Dining

Company name
The University of Montana


Missoula, MT, United States

Employment Type

Chef, Hospitality, Manager, Education, Food Services

Posted on
Jan 07, 2023

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Campus Dining

invites applications for a

Culinary Services Manager II

to oversee Monte’s Den and the Iron Griz. This position reports directly to the Associate Director of Retail Dining. This position is responsible for directing and supervising all front and back-of-house employees including approximately 20 student employees. The positions and number of direct reports will vary depending on seasonal business, special events, and both University Center and Golf Course activities. The manager will also conduct performance reviews and performance management and provide training and professional development opportunities for all employees, including students.

Some responsibilities for this position include, but aren’t limited to:

Operational oversight of both the Monte’s Den and the Iron Griz locations, including dining rooms kitchens, and the Iron Griz patio.

Setting and maintaining high standards for all operational activities under their supervision.

Performing direct administration, management, and professional duties relating to planning and directing the operations of Monte’s Den and Iron Griz.

Fiscal management of the Monte’s Den and the Iron Griz including labor cost management, food cost management, purchasing, equipment and supply costs, and inventory management.

Continuously evaluating the business model, growing the current summer business, and developing new fall, winter, and spring business.

Effectively managing an operation that serves alcohol to both the public and university guests.

Assisting in developing capital plans, renovations, and remodels required to develop the business.

Menu, recipe, and special event development.

All aspects of personnel management of students and full-time employees including recruitment, scheduling, and performance management.

Developing and maintaining positive, professional relationships with Campus Recreation, UM Golf Course staff, the University Center and all guests of both operations.

Contributing to the implementation of the UMD Strategic and Marketing Plans.

Assisting with the development of relevant policies and procedures.

This position requires incumbent to have or develop knowledge, skills, and abilities that include:

The ability to develop and implement strategic, short-term and long-range goals and objectives.

Expert knowledge of event planning.

Extensive knowledge of the CBORD Food Management System including ordering and inventory management.

Expert knowledge of menu engineering and menu development in limited-service casual dining restaurants and special event planning.

Expert knowledge of inventory controls, food and labor expense management, budget and financial analysis, and revenue generation.

Active participation in appropriate professional organizations such as NACUFS, ACF, etc.

Ability to develop an annual operating plan which includes repair and renovation projects and capital equipment requests.

The ability to develop and implement policies, procedures, methods, and techniques to ensure all clubhouse staff comply with department objectives, quality and safety standards, and health regulations.

The ability to continuously explore new menu ideas and provide Iron Griz guests with an exceptional dining experience.

Expert knowledge of all Campus Dining policies and procedures.

Ability to collaborate with the Campus Dining Marketing Department to appropriately market Iron Griz.

Expert knowledge of employee performance planning and the ability to effectively conduct annual performance reviews.

Required Skills:

Professional food management and supervisory experience.

Knowledge of food production techniques that produce excellent food for a diverse group of guests.

Experience effectively training all employees at all work stations under the assigned area of responsibility.

Knowledge of all current state and county laws governing the sale of alcohol and experience with food service operations that serve alcohol.

Experience managing a budget with responsibility for food and labor cost management.

Experience with recipe and menu development and production of high-quality food, menus, and dining experiences.

Experience with planning, marketing, implementing, and assessment of special events.

Experience with food, supply, and capital purchasing.

Experience with receiving, storage, food service equipment and equipment maintenance, inventory, budgets, and analysis of food service operations.

Experience working in or for an operation that has served alcohol to the public.

Working knowledge and experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, Excel spreadsheets, food management systems like CBORD, and extensive knowledge of point-of-sale systems (POS).

Minimum Required Experience and Training

Hospitality or food service management degree and at least four (4) years directly related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

ServSafe certification, or the ability to obtain certification within four (4) months of hire.

TIPS training, or the ability to become trained within two (2) weeks of hire.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience working with college students as employees and guests.

About Campus Dining and UM

Campus Dining supports student success through superior cuisine, exceptional dining experiences, and sustainable business practices. Some of our shared values and guiding principles include:


We serve wholesome, high quality, and nutritious food.

Guest Service:

The people we serve are our guests. We will exceed our guests’ expectations.


We commit to local, regional, and global environmental stewardship through sustainable business practices and agricultural economic development in Montana through the UM Farm to College Program.


We exhibit passion, excellence, integrity, loyalty, responsiveness, and innovation in the pursuit of our profession. We affirm, cultivate, and value our employees through professional development.


We respect and celebrate the contributions, rights, and dignity of our diverse employees and guests.


: We cultivate collaborative and financial partnerships with our on- and off-campus colleagues in support of the University’s mission.

Fiscal Responsibility

: As a self-operated dining department, we maintain profitability to meet our obligations as a self-funded state auxiliary account. We are entrepreneurial in our exploration and development of new revenue opportunities.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action

: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

University of Montana

Video: Mission First, People Always

UM on YouTube

City of Missoula

Video: There's This Place

Destination Missoula

Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce

The State of Montana

Visit Montana

Position Details:

Position Title:

Culinary Services Manager II

Position Number:



Campus Dining

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year. Position hours may vary due to needs of unit.



Union Affiliation:


Probationary Period:

Six months minimum

Benefits Include

Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to the Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference

Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References:

References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing:

Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility:

All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

Must be eligible to work in the United State upon hire. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

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