Director of Culinary Program – Adamah

Hillel at the University of Wisconsin | Madison, WI, United States

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Posted Date 3/14/2024

Director of Culinary Program – Adamah

UW Hillel

Position Summary

The Culinary Team at UW Hillel operates a full service, commercial, kosher kitchen serving internal UW Hillel events, an onsite café, pre-packaged meals to the University of Wisconsin, and external catering.

Our Culinary Director supervises all aspects of this foodservice operation. This includes all management of incoming supply orders and inventory, as well as outgoing meals and catering.  The Culinary Director provides supervision of the Assistant Director and Culinary Team while ensuring food safety and kosher-kitchen rules and standards are being upheld.


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Culinary Program with 3-5 years of experience in Food/Beverage operations OR related experience and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations.
  • Knowledge of product, service, quality, equipment and operations standards in line with a food and beverage operation.
  • Strong leadership/organization/communication/planning skills while building and managing a team of associates.
  • Ability to manage and lead a culinary team of varying levels of experience.
  • Kitchen management: 3 years
  • Serv Safe certified or ability to gain certification within 6 months of start date.
  • Experience with HACCP Plan for production a benefit
  • Previous experience working in a kosher kitchen is preferred, if not, a willingness to learn.


  • The Culinary Director will serve as the lead position for UW Hillel’s Culinary Program. This includes responsibility for supervising and controlling the work and product produced by our culinary team.
  • This includes overall supervision of food preparation, purchasing and receiving, inventory management, employee supervision.
  • Culinary Director will work with Assistant Director/Chef in creating and managing workloads for the full culinary team as well as initial and ongoing training of team members.
  • Culinary Director will be responsible for hiring and payroll management of culinary team.
  • Ensure compliance of all standards and procedures relating to HACCP and workplace safety standards
  • Ensure a safe working environment for all associates while enforcing safety guidelines and kitchen safety awareness.
  • Work with culinary team to inspect food and food preparation to maintain the highest quality standards while adhering to all sanitation regulations.
  • A thorough understanding of current procedures/business practices is imperative in ensuring continuous improvement in both customer and associate satisfaction
  • Culinary Director is expected to work major Jewish holidays including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Chanukah, and Passover.
  • Current drivers license required for deliveries when needed


  • Competitive Annual Salary $58,000 to $65,000 Annually - based on experience.
  • Paid Public Holidays – Generous Vacation (12 days) and Medical (10 days) Paid Time Off
  • 403(b) retirement plan – 5% of salary after 2 years of service
  • Health – Dental – Vision – Life Insurance
  • Free shift meal every during every shift
  • Flexible scheduling – Limited nights and weekends 

About Hillel International

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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