Join our dynamic team! RISD Dining recognizes that food is not only a necessity; it's an ideal way to bring students together outside their studio work.
With a philosophy of exceptional hospitality and a dedication to supporting seasonal menuing & local purchasing, the RISD Dining team provides the perfect setting for commensality to our greater community.
As an employer, RISD offers a supportive, collegial and inclusive work environment and a competitive benefits package.
The Portfolio Cafe Manager is responsible for ensuring an exceptional dining experience through the direction of all phases of the venue including board program, retail options, pantry, in-room cooking programs, special events and sustainability stewardship. Oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations. Identify, recommend, implement, and ensure that policies and procedures associated with operations and staff management are used consistently within the overall department. Actively engage in strategic planning through research (conference attendance, webinars, information gathering) and making data-driven recommendations to the Associate Director of Dining to assure that unit represents emerging trends and that the venue is competitive in every aspect of the operation. Regularly seeks customer feedback to gauge success and challenges.
Job Qualifications Required:
An Associate degree in Culinary Arts or Business or equivalent combination of education and experience. Five years dining management experience in a fast-paced, high-volume environment with rigorous quality standards, with at least three years supervising staff. Customer Service experience is required. Experience using computer software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint) required. Rhode Island Sanitation/ServSafe certification & Barcode Certified for responsible Alcohol Service is required or must be attained within the orientation and review period. Strong communication skills required. Need the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Ability to continue job related training and professional development. Ability to read, write and follow written procedures. A valid driver's license is required.
Job Qualifications Preferred:
Experience in menu development, staff training and general marketing is preferred. Experience using various Menu Management platforms is preferred.
Employment Type: Full-Time
Department: D&CS Portfolio
Internal Number: 1854
About Rhode Island School of Design
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), founded in 1877, is a fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island. Enrolling about 2000 undergraduates and 400 graduate students from across the United States and 55 other countries, RISD offers 16 undergraduate majors and 16 graduate majors, and is ranked annually by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top art and design schools in the United States. RISD’s rigorous education encourages creative experimentation and intellectual risk-taking, challenging students to question their approach to art making through critical thinking. There are over 90,000 works of art in the RISD Museum, which houses a collection of fine and decorative art objects. The first public galleries opened in 1893. The RISD Library is one of the oldest independent art college libraries in the country with more than 150,000 volumes and 380 periodical subscriptions which offer unusual depth and richness in the areas of architecture, art, design, and photography. The RISD campus is contiguous with the campus of Brown University and the two institutions share social, academic, and community resources.RISD recognizes diversity and inclusivity as fundament...al to its learning community and integral to an art and design education. We welcome candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. RISD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
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