Sous Chef

New York

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Sous Chef will provide direct support to the Executive Sous Chef in overseeing and supervising the daily operations of the kitchen, providing professional leadership and training to all BOH staff members.
 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Responsible for the smooth operation of kitchen functions
  • Implement and maintain daily food preparation and quality control standards
  • Participate in hiring, supervision, development, and training of all BOH staff members
  • Foster and promote a cooperative working climate, maximizing productivity and employee morale
  • Maintain a healthy, happy, and productive work environment to foster loyalty and dedication
  • Maintains a favorable working relationship with all company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate that will be conducive to maximum employee morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness
  • Responsible for kitchen operations
  • Assist in monthly inventory of food, smallwares, and equipment
  • Maintain low staff turnover rate and high morale
  • Operate ethically to protect the image of the company
  • Accountable for meeting and exceeding food cost, labor cost, and other operating expense forecast
  • Ensure that proper security procedures are in place to protect employees, guests, and company assets
  • Ensure a safe working and guest environment to reduce the risk of injury and accidents; complete accident reports promptly in the event that a guest or employee is injured
  • Accountable for maintenance of all kitchen equipment and facilities
  • Enforce disciplinary actions as needed
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as required or requested
 
KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS
  • Minimum 1-3 years of culinary management experience
  • Proficient in the following dimensions of restaurant functions: food planning and preparation, purchasing, sanitation, security, company policies and procedures, personnel management, recordkeeping, and preparation of reports
  • Exhibits excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong interpersonal and collaboration skills to manage this diverse team; must support and advance a culture of committed action, excellence, and respect
  • Self-disciplined, shows initiative, possess leadership ability, and is outgoing
  • Must be passionate, entrepreneurial, and dedicated to success
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