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Sous Chef job description

Job description

We are looking for a hard-working Sous Chef. You will manage food preparation and other odds and ends as they arise to support the culinary vision of our restaurant.

  • Prepare large quantities of vegetables and meats.
  • Transfer food from kitchen to buffet-style food warmers.
  • Monitor ovens and baking racks to ensure that food does not burn.
  • Create meal recommendations (e.g. wine suggestions for each dish).
  • Re-organize cold storage freezers, as supplies are depleted, for easy access.
  • Sanitize equipment each night before closing the kitchen.
  • Communicate with purchasing managers to re-stock popular items.
  • Practice food hygiene procedures.
  • Maintain, lubricate and sanitize industrial cooking equipment.
  • Collaborate with head chefs and other kitchen staff to ensure smooth operation.

Job benefits:

  • [X] salary
  • [X] vacation days
  • Sick, personal, and parental leave
  • Child and elder care
  • Health insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Professional development

Job requirements

  • [X] year(s) experience as a Sous Chef.
  • No extreme food sensitivities (e.g. tree nuts, milks, shellfish).
  • Solid knowledge of cooking methods and ingredients combinations.
  • Quick problem solving skills.
  • Passion for the culinary art.
  • Strong ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication in [X] language.
  • [X] degree in Culinary or relevant fields.