District Manager ~ Campus Dining ~ Texas

SAGE Dining Services® is seeking a district manager who has experience in all areas of food service management and especially campus dining for venues in and around Austin, Texas and San Antonio, Texas and surrounding areas.

The ideal candidate has experience supervising multiple locations in the contract food service industry. Experience in the academic arena is preferred. The candidate will have at least ten years of high quality catering, food service, budget preparation, and food service management experience for multiple locations.

As a district manager, you will be providing overall development, direction and control to SAGE locations. Your mission encompasses not only meeting the operational and financial goals of the locations, but also providing leadership, motivation and direction to the food service directors and executive chefs in your district. The district manager is responsible for preserving client relationships and focusing on client and customer service. You will manage a combination of all-inclusive and retail accounts.

What you'll get:

  • Competitive salary and benefits.
  • Collaborative environment.
  • Emphasis on training and development.
  • Opportunities for advancement.
  • Mission based company with values you trust.
  • Regional Manager promoted from within to guide you.
  • Extensive training program.

What you'll do:

  • Building strong working relationships with a broad range of clients/stakeholders at every venue.
  • Making sure that all accounts are operating within budget.
  • Guaranteeing that client catering expectations are met and exceeded through impeccable organization and flawless execution at every venue.
  • Ensuring that venues achieve operational excellence at every meal, every day.
  • Enforcing all safety standards and protocols are followed.
  • Monitoring the menu writing process to assure compliance with SAGE standards.
  • Hiring a great team for every venue, teaching, motivating, and constructively reviewing the workforce, making staffing changes as necessary to maintain excellence.
  • Keeping the SAGE officers and senior managers fully apprised of issues in your district.
  • Writing clear and achievable budgets, setting reasonable expectations for both clients and managers.

What you'll need:

  • Minimum ten years prior food management experience, preferably as a District Manager, or in an academic setting.
  • Strong leadership abilities.
  • Substantial culinary knowledge of trends, techniques, and processes.
  • Proven ability to hire, train, evaluate and lead teams.
  • High energy, positive attitude, and superior ethics.
  • Planning and organizational proficiency.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer skills.
  • Fluency in sanitation and safety standards, including HACCP.
  • Current ServSafe® certification.

To get a glimpse of what a day at a SAGE venue looks like, check out our video: https://vimeo.com/340290507/19b1fa72c

About SAGE

Working for SAGE means being part of a community. You’d work alongside creative, enthusiastic Team Members who share your passion for culinary excellence. You’d also make a difference in an academic community and bring excitement to the dining hall with made-from-scratch, Chef-inspired recipes that delight students, faculty, staff, and parents.

Positions at SAGE provide competitive wages and benefits, with hours that offer a better work-life balance than those at a restaurant. We create careers, not just jobs, with significant opportunity for growth and promotion. Team Members learn SAGE Standards and enhance their skill set through extensive training in food safety, allergen awareness, and preventing eating disorders.

SAGE has enjoyed steady, organic growth for the past 30 years. We had four clients when we started, and we now serve independent schools and private colleges across North America. We continue to grow and raise the bar in food service for the educational market. By sourcing local ingredients, introducing communities to new cuisines, and providing attentive service, we create exceptional dining experiences that delight the senses, inspire minds, and foster community.

Successful final candidates for the position may be required to fulfill location specific health and safety requirements.

This job advertisement should not be misconstrued as an offer of employment or a comprehensive listing of position responsibilities/expectations.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location

Austin, TX 78746, US
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