University of Southern California Restaurant Manager, Edmondson Faculty Center (3-Month Fixed-Term) in Los Angeles, California

Restaurant Manager, Edmondson Faculty Center (3-Month Fixed-Term)ApplyUSC Hospitality - RestaurantsLos Angeles, California

From fine dining restaurants to residential dining,USC Hospitalityserves over 65,000 students, athletes, faculty, and staff, as well as our many visitors. Hospitality is one of the six core business units that comprise USC Auxiliary Services and one of the largest employers on campus. We are renowned for our fresh take on self-operated food concepts with 43 restaurants between both campuses. The team at USC Hospitality is led by innovative executive chefs and directors who strive every day to craft nourishing and wholesome alternatives for our hungry Trojan Family and our guests.

TheEdmondson Faculty Centeris a farm-to-fork dining concept that offers up garden-fresh, seasonal ingredients. We take pride in providing an abundance of flavorsthat are health consciously prepared use only the finest ingredients, local produce and responsibly raised meats.Our team is excited to bring innovative American cuisine to all of our guests in our clean, modern atmosphere. We look forward to serving each and every single guest that walks through our doors.

We are seeking aFood Service Manager (3-Month Fixed-Term)to join our rapidly growing team.

The Opportunity:

Enthusiastic, dedicated, supportive, and hardworking – these are just a few of the ways we describe our team. The Food Service Manager will lead us in the pursuit of continued excellence, and will have a chance to make a difference in how this vision is achieved. As our coach and mentor, you will direct all of our fine dining operations, from employee management to event marketing. We are focused on creating a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment for both our guests and our other team members. You will be responsible for furthering this passion and carrying on our USC pride!

The Accountabilities:

  • Ensures positive guest service in all areas. Ensures consistent high quality of food preparation and service. Investigates and responds to complaints concerning food quality and service, taking any and all appropriate actions to turn dissatisfied guests into return guests.

  • Maintains professional restaurant image, including restaurant cleanliness, proper uniforms, and appearance standards.

  • Plans and implements daily and weekly menus. Inventories food and supplies to forecast future needs. Places orders with appropriate sources in a timely fashion. Maintains proper inventories and oversees waste controls. Participates in the decision-making process to discuss theme dinners and special events while ensuring that these events are executed properly, when applicable. Coordinates any special events by reviewing data, generating diagrams and executing the plan.

  • Implements and monitors housekeeping and sanitary rules and regulations for assigned area. Manages the maintenance and cleanliness of the food production areas, including food, beverage, supply, utility and labor costs. Ensures that all financial (invoices, reporting) and personnel/payroll related administrative duties are completed accurately, on time and in accordance with university policies and procedures.

  • Recruits, screens hires, trains and directly supervises all assigned staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required. Oversees onboarding and orientation of new employees to ensure that duties, responsibilities, work requirements and performance standards are clearly understood. Assesses staff development needs. Promotes staff participation in educational opportunities and activities. Schedules, assigns and prioritizes workloads. Sets appropriate deadlines. Monitors employee performance on day-to-day basis. Ensures timely completion of unit’s work.

  • Estimates food needs, places orders with distributors and schedules the timely delivery of fresh food and supplies.

  • Ensures that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees, guests and university assets. Ensures a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents. Completes accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured.

  • Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with Department of Public Safety. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University’s crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.

  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The Qualifiers:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Experience: 3 years.

  • Expertise:

  • Management in food service industry.

  • Ability to supervise, train, and develop employees.

  • Experience working in fast-paced, high-volume restaurant environment.

  • Knowledge of standard food handling and sanitation procedures.

  • Presents oneself professionally, in line with higher education environment.

What We Prefer:

  • 5 years of experience.

  • Strategic and tactical management experience in a fast-paced, high-volume restaurant environment.

  • Knowledge of supply management, inventory ordering, and budgeting.

  • USC Auxiliary Services management level experience.

The Trojan Family Rewards:

We pride ourselves in creating theBEST USC EXPERIENCE, and that begins with our employees! We offer a wide variety of benefits and programs that support our staff and their families including:

  • Benefits: dental and vision plans, tuition assistance for our employees and their families, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, 2:1 retirement plan contributions, child care centers and up to $50,000 housing subsidy. And because we are a qualifying public service organization, you may qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for educational loans. Don’t believe us?

  • Perks: discounts to USC sporting events, USC Bookstores, wireless plans, travel, accommodations, and local entertainment.

  • Career Growth:We are the largest private employer in Los Angeles offering tremendous development opportunities in multiple fields and industries. The Trojan Network connects current and previous members of the Trojan family to create an endless professional network.

This support advocates work-life balance and employee well-being. As members of the Trojan family, employees are connected by the traditions and history that make us proud to be Trojans!

As an equal opportunity employer, USC values and promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The work culture thrives on mutual respect, trust, and synergy amongst all of its members.

USC has great minds that transform the world with their talents and research. Will you be one? Join us!


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 3 years, Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Three years of food production experience in a commercial kitchen environment, which MUST have included at least one year as an Assistant Manager or Supervisor.

REQ20048343 Posted Date: 08/10/2017