Employment Opportunities

Sous Chef
Dining Services
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


Sous Chefs are a kitchen’s second-in-command. They supervise the unit’s cooks, prepare meals, and report to the Campus Executive Chef. In the absence of the Campus Executive Chef, sous chefs run the kitchen. To be a sous chef typically requires 3 years’ experience in the related area as an individual contributor.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients, equipment and procedures;
  • Instructions for the safe and proper use of all chemical products;
  • Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide the best results in minimum time and using at the maximum the available resources;
  • Maintain high standards in food safety and sanitation;
  • Assists with managing cost controls and controlling expenditure;
  • Offer suggestions and creative ideas that can improve upon the kitchen’s performance;
  • Coordinating orders with the kitchen team;
  • Follow health and safety standards;
  • Assist in the creation and development of unique food offerings that provide our guest with a variety of selections;
  • Help with daily prep and catering prep;
  • Facility Cleanliness and Food Safety Standards. You will follow proper food handling techniques utilizing Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP), ServeSafe, and facility policies and procedures;


  • They require excellent customer service skills.
  • Ability to motivate and supervise team members to attain quality and quantity of food production in a work environment;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • High school diploma or equivalent.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email atHROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to include the COVID-19 booster, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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