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Campus Dining Menu Specialist

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Categories: Staff/Administration, Campus Dining, Calendar Year (12-Month)



Oversees and maintains the nutritional information for menu items


Diversity & Inclusion 

Embracing diversity for a richly inclusive community is a Guiding Principle at JWU. Our students, faculty and staff have varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives that unite us as one community and contribute to our success. We are committed to enhancing the diversity of our workforce teams and we encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply. 

Johnson & Wales University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.


Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts the conversion of recipes into functional data, which can be used to formulate nutritional analysis for food served at the various university locations
  • Maintains the accuracy of the electronic food purchasing system and verifies the units are the best ingredients at the best price in accordance with university standards of quality
  • Manages the department inventory control including working with vendors to purchase items to meet our menu specifications and verifies the items purchased
  • Advises management of price fluctuations and recommends menu adjustments
  • Researches new ingredients for updating current and new menu items considering seasonal price fluctuations of produce and other menu items
  • Works with management to evaluate menu specifications and new ingredients considering cost and quality to maintain university standards of quality
  • Collaborates with department and storeroom staff to coordinate menu specifications and to gather and distribute items
  • Manages the department point of sale (POS) systems data entry, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting or internal inquiries about the system
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of an associate's degree or a combination of education/certification(s) and/or experience suitable for the position
  • Experience working in culinary nutrition or in other related work 
  • Obtain and maintain food safety managers certifications approved by conference for food protection


Please note: Qualified candidates must live or relocate within a daily commuting distance of the Providence Campus location upon hire.

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