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Requisition ID:  2264

Garde Manger Supervisor- Purdue Memorial Union Dining & Catering

Job Summary

What will you be doing as the Garde Manger?

  • Serve as 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. Assure standards of cleanliness daily. 
  • Maintain effective communication with customers, employees and supervisors
  • Responsible for oversight and completion of customer orders and food preparation. 


  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Four years of Culinary, Hospitality, or Food Service experience.
  • 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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