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Requisition ID:  2264

Garde Supervisor- Purdue Memorial Union Dining & Catering

Job Summary

Be the leader in planning for and the production of a variety of upscale pantry offerings for retail outlets and catering operations at the direction of Executive Chef.  Perform menu planning, food ordering, food preparation, work scheduling, supervision of staff, hiring and training of employees.  Prepare menu selections which require special cooking and presentation skills.  Test new menu items routinely.  Assist in new and innovative retail and catering offerings in the menu and the development of such.   Maintain service and quality product standards on a consistent basis.  Responsible for oversight and completion of customer orders and food preparation.  Assure standards of cleanliness daily.  Maintain effective communication with customers, employees and supervisors.  Provide functional supervision to staff and work towards meeting stated objectives.



  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Four years of culinary experience, preferably in a high volume, fast-paced environment.

  • ServSafe certified or ability to obtain certification with university assistance within one year of beginning employment.

  • Strong communication skills; teaching others through coaching and other means.

  • Ability to multi-task, take initiative, plan, organize, and work as a team.

  • Dependable, accountable, flexible, and able to correctly delegate authority and responsibility.

  • Ability to perform basic math functions, lift and move up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, and stand, walk, reach and stoop extensively.

  • Knowledge of sanitation requirements.

  • Ability to meet daily deadlines.

  • Computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, processing orders and e-mail.

  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from different viewpoints and backgrounds.

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • A Background Check is required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt (Eligible For Overtime).
  • Retirement Eligibility: PERF/Non-Exempt Defined Contribution Plan.
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette

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