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Chef de Cuisine

Dining Services | Salem, VA | Full Time | Opened 5 months ago | From $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 per year

Job Description
We are looking for a talented Chef de Cuisine to join our culinary arts team and lead the day-to-day operations of the catering and retail space. As the Chef de Cuisine, you will be responsible for menu planning, overseeing staff, and ensuring all catering and retail operations are completed with the highest quality.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan menus for catering, retail services, special events, food truck and themed promotions
  • Manage the catering and retail teams to ensure quality and customer satisfaction
  • Supervise and train kitchen staff in food preparation, menu selections, proper methods of service, and food safety
  • Develop creative and attractive presentations for food items
  • Ensure all kitchen equipment is properly sanitized and maintained

Desired Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in professional kitchen management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Arts or similar field
  • ServSafe certified Food Safety Manager
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks


  • Experience in menu development and presentation
  • Ability to create unique presentations for catering services
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work within a budget

This is a salaried 12-month position with full college benefits. Uniforms and non-slip safety shoe allowance provided, along with a free meal on scheduled work days. Generous paid holidays, vacation, sick/personal time, comprehensive insurance (medical, dental, vision, etc.) and retirement plans, flexible spending account, tuition remission, life insurance, and short and long term disability insurance. In addition, you are able to use campus facilities such as the fitness center and library, receive a discount at the campus store, have free admissions to campus athletics, programs and more.

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is a place where every student who works hard has the opportunity to succeed. We champion potential, providing essential learning and leadership through innovative academic programs and transformative educational experiences, giving students the mettle, mindset, and empathy to pursue lives of purpose, build meaningful careers, and meet society’s most pressing needs. Located in scenic Salem, Virginia, Roanoke College is an intimate, welcoming community that has served the local region and beyond for nearly 200 years. Now, we’re building on momentum and offering a Roanoke experience for today’s students and a legacy that belongs to every Maroon.

Roanoke College grants equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to age, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, religion, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Unless otherwise provided in an express written contract, employment at the College is at will.