Opened in 2013 by chef and owner Ignacio Mattos, Estela offers a charming-but-edgy experience, located just above street level on Houston in SoHo. Described as “bold, bright, layered, playful, and surprising”, Estela’s cuisine toes the line between comfort and experiment, familiarity and exploration. Estela currently seeks a Sous Chef passionate for its cuisine; who can express a mentoring, education-focused style of leadership; and who is able to balance the many demands of this dynamic position.
Understanding the personnel, operational and financial demands of a restaurant and it’s kitchen operations are an essential foundation. Moreover, a strong candidate is able to efficiently synthesize information, prioritize tasks and oversee their completion, and manage demands on the go in order to ensure successful service.
Additionally, a Sous Chef on our team must understand the following:
Quality and consistency in our food is our highest priority. Our team must ensure that all kitchen staff are able to prepare their station and themselves to the highest standards.
Company culture and staff education are integral in our development. We believe that our employees are our greatest resource. Creating a diverse and informed team and providing all of our staff with the tools and information they need to understand and prepare our food is essential.
Communities are essential to our success. We welcome an endless variety of people through our doors every day. Whether they are purveyors, staff, guests or a new neighbor we depend on them. In order to continue growing, we actively seek ways to engage and embrace that community.
You will work closely with the Chef de Cuisine and be expected to assume responsibility at this level as you will be left to run shifts and lead the team. You will be adept at working with senior team members, not just the CDC, but also the GM and the front of house managers as well.
Proven kitchen management experience, 2-3 years as a Sous Chef preferred
Passion for creating incredible guest experience
Emotional intelligence with a desire to grow your leadership skills
Organized approach to managing yourself and your team
Attention to detail
Potential and ambition beyond this role
Competitive salary, annual and quarterly bonuses, health and dental insurance,
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Estela is a restaurant in downtown Manhattan from chef Ignacio Mattos. Set one floor above Houston Street, it is a bistro at heart, taking familiar ideas like tartare, ricotta dumplings, burrata on toast, fried rice, and steak, and presenting them in new, satisfying ways. The bar is open late, and you can come in for just a glass and a small bite, should you feel like it. Now in its 5th year, Estela has earned numerous accolades, including a place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List and two stars from bothNew York Magazineand the New York Times.