he Executive Sous Chef reports directly to the Executive chef and/or Corporate Chef. The Executive Sous Chef is fully responsible for the day-to-day operations of the kitchen and back-of-the-house including all culinary related responsibilities, budgeting, and staff management.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. The Executive Sous Chef will operate as the right-hand chef to the Executive Chef in the culinary leadership team. Working closely with the culinary staff and sous chefs in day to day kitchen operations.
2. Working closely with Executive Chef to standardize recipes.
3. Maintaining food quality and ensuring guest satisfaction
4. Setting standards and maintaining food presentation quality at all times.
5. Ensuring that standard recipes are being followed at all times
6. Sourcing out new products and supplies to constantly develop menus
7. Constantly improving food production
8. Resolving any problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment’s notice.
9. Recruiting staff and monitoring their performance
10. Motivating staff and maintaining discipline at all times
11. Staff management which includes hiring, training, scheduling, payroll, performance evaluation, and termination of employees.
12. Responsible for inventory, purchasing and receiving of both FOH and BOH products.
13. Enforcing strict health and hygiene standards.
14. Cooperating with front of house management and service staff regarding service issues
15. Expediting during service
16. Building apprenticeship and staff development programs.
Executive Sous Chef
Executive Chef & Corporate Chef
1. Proper guest service requires that the food is produced on a timely basis and that the servers are well educated regarding the menu.
2. It is the Executive Sous Chef's responsibility to participate in service education through:
a. Daily line-ups;
b. Quarterly menu meetings; and
c. New server training programs
3. It is also the Chef's responsibility to train the kitchen staff to produce meals promptly.
4. The goal is to execute all tickets in twenty minutes or less.
1. It is the Chef's responsibility to meet the financial targets while achieving the food quality and service objectives.
2. If there are structural reasons that the financial goals cannot be met without sacrificing food quality of service, it is the Chef's responsibility to identify the problems and bring them promptly to the attention of the General Manager.
3. Maintaining overall food & labor cost within budgetary guidelines
4. Ensuring overall profitability of kitchen
5. Managing kitchen staff to maintain goals
1. Maintain a high level of cleanliness in the kitchen facilities.
2. It is the Chef's responsibilities to supervise the daily cleaning of the pantry, cooking line, prep kitchen, dish area, stairs, walk-in and downstairs prep area.
3. The Chef should make the appropriate assignments within his staff.
1. Assists the General Manager in supervising all kitchen employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.
2. Work with Executive Chef to instill company culture, build morale and create an ongoing positive work environment, using established as well as newly developed initiatives.
3. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
4. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
5. Use the Employee Handbook in understanding the consistent manner of communicating rules and regulations to our team. Qualifications and Competencies
1. Degree in Culinary Arts
2. 4 years management experience as a Restaurant Chef, Executive Sous Chef or Executive Chef.
3. Food Safety/Manager Certification
4. Customer/Client Focus Expertise in food product, presentation, quality and preparation along with menu concept and design.
5. Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
6. Ability to write routine reports, purchase orders, menus and correspondence.
7. Ability to communicate to groups of customers or employees of the organization.
8. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
9. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
10. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Working conditions
1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to heat from the stoves and burners.
2. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Physical requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Walks and stands during entire service. Available to work various shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; bend; walk; use hands or finger, handle or feel; talk; hear; see; and reach with hands and arms and requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies up to 50 pounds.