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Job Details - Quantity Foods Manager - Food Science and Human Nutrition (A1200148)


Quantity Foods Manager - Food Science and Human Nutrition (A1200148) – Urbana, IL


Academic Professional

Opened Date:

March 16, 2012

Close Date:

March 30, 2012

College Name or Administrative Unit:


Position Description:

Quantity Foods Manager

Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition

College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Science

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Position: The Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition seeks a dynamic experienced food service professional for the Quantity Foods Manager position in the Hospitality Management program. This is a 100% 9-month non-tenured academic professional position. This position also carries a zero percent Teaching Associate title. The Hospitality Management program includes the Bevier Café and Spice Box student-operated restaurants on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Campus.


Job Description: The Quantity Foods Manager is responsible for: teaching laboratory sections of FSHN 340-Food Production and Service for both hospitality management and dietetics majors in both the fall and spring semesters, with the possibility of summer sections; managing the day-to-day operations of the Bevier Café and associated enterprises, including hands-on food preparations; the development and execution of a business plan for the successful operations and financial self-sustainment of the Bevier Café, Bevier Café coffee shop and catering operations; and as needed assist with FSHN 443-Management of Fine Dining and the Spice Box fine dining restaurant.


Additionally, the position will work with Food Science & Human Nutrition faculty in related research projects.



The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management, dietetics, nutrition, or related field. The candidate must have established skills in the food service and hospitality industries with a minimum of 3-5 years’ of experience along with the demonstrated ability to: create exciting menus for our customers; provide hands on food preparation; and translate food preparation procedures to the students in the laboratory sessions. The candidate must have an in-depth knowledge of culinary terms and food production techniques that can be successfully taught to the students.   The candidate must possess analytical and organizational skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. A valid Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification is required prior to employment.


Preferred qualifications in addition to the above include but are not limited to: a 2-year culinary degree or extensive culinary experience; demonstrated knowledge in the operation of a menu management system that supports all phases of food production; proficiency with windows-based PCs; and strong leadership, management, and education skills.


Salary Statement: The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Proposed Starting Date: Candidate start date would be as soon as possible after the closing date.


Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by March 30, 2012. Electronic submission of applications is required (Word, RTF or PDF format). Please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of three references. All requested information must be submitted for your application to be considered.


Unit Contact Information: For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Linda A. Smith at


The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also value diversity and inclusivity.


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