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Culinary Analyst (Program Coordinator)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Culinary Analyst (Program Coordinator)
Department Student Food Service (8009)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The AZ Student Union is looking for a Culinary Analyst (Program Coordinator) for the Production Kitchen Department. The The Culinary Analyst oversee accuracy of recipes, ensure correct items are included and ensure staff are preparing correctly. They will also be responsible for creating and maintaining reports for developing operational disciplines toward quality assurance.

The Arizona Student Unions consist of both the Student Union Memorial Center (SUMC) and the Park Student Union, as well as Highland Market and a number of convenience stores and food stops around campus. In addition to campus dining services and catering, the Arizona Student Unions also run mall scheduling, concessions at athletic events, Fast Copy & Design, the Union Galleries, Games Room, the Gallagher Theatre, and a Post Office Contract Unit.

The Student Union Memorial Center is one of the largest student unions in the United States. The SUMC contains everything students need – restaurants, retail spaces, a bank, lounges, study/meeting rooms, a computer lab, art gallery, and a movie theater. SUMC is often referred to as the “living room” of the University. With Student Engagement, dining services, retail services and more, we strive to provide a “home away from home” to balance the diverse educational, recreational, cultural and social needs of today’s student.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Analyzes data and produces reports from culinary test kitchen results for effective decision making regarding product selection.
  • Generates reports and ROI analysis as requested for operational scenarios to enhance development of new products and services.
  • Develops and maintains reports and analysis of menu/recipe production costs toward outlet quality and cost consistency.
  • Oversees accuracy in recipe preparation for quality control and makes corrections when needed.
  • Monitors recipe database to ensure accuracy and to determine items to be added or deleted as needed.
  • Assists culinary staff in developing product cross utilization for reduced waste and spoilage.
  • Assists in the budgeting process for timely response toward financial assignments.
  • Updates menu costs on a daily basis and advises Executive Chef on price trends.
  • Coordinates Menu Engineering Analysis utilizing FoodPro and records menu adjustments.
  • Spot-checks recipes and products to ensure consistency and accuracy of written recipes.
  • Establishes and maintains a process to test, evaluate, and update new and old recipes including accurate food item numbers, yields and methods of preparation.
  • Assists with development of recipes for culinary workshops.
  • Coordinates with FoodPro coordinator, purchasing manager, chefs and department registered dietitian to ensure all new or substituted items are accurately updated and provided to Food Pro before they are entered into food production.
  • Ensures that recipes match labeling and nutrition information for each product in production.
  • Works with FoodPro coordinator and registered dietitian on yield tests of current or new recipes to ensure accuracy of nutrition information and food cost.
  • Performs other job-related duties as requested.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Computer skills to include a strong working knowledge of financial computer systems and personal computer software programs such as Outlook, Access, PowerPoint Word and Excel.
  • Previous experience with testing and writing recipes with basic nutritional knowledge.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions; effective decision-making and listening abilities with strong judgment skills, excellent organizational skills to function reasonably under time constraints and within established deadlines.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to obtain a valid ServSafe certification within 3 months of hire date.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license at time of employment and ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy..
  • Ability to write, read and understand English.
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, restaurant resort management.
  • One year Food & Beverage operational experience.
  • Knowledge of menu management systems, (i.e., menu and inventory control systems, FoodPro, Blackboard) unique to an institutional setting that contributes to food ordering, inventory management and food cost evaluation.
  • Knowledge of culinary and nutrition concepts.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40-50
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $29,500 - $31,500 Annually DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24678
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Judy Harrison

Open Date 03/02/2018
Review Start Date 03/07/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to area of assignment AND two years of administrative/coordinative program experience; OR, six years of progressively responsible administrative coordinative program experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current "ServSafe" Certification or will you be able to obtain one within 3 months of your hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Will you have a valid driver’s license at time of employment?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents