Lafayette is an everyday grand cafe and bakery in ceremony of French cooking at the corner of Lafayette Street and Great Jones Street in downtown Manhattan. Our market-driven bistro menu is a worldly homage to the genre that spans a variety of regions, from Provence to Normandy to neighboring Mediterranean coasts, offering a re-mastery of traditional dishes we love and some signatures.
The Sous Chef is at the forefront of culinary hospitality. This role serves as the acting Head Manager when the Chef de Cuisine is not on the restaurant premises. This role directs, implements and maintains the culinary and management philosophy, which serves as a guide to respective staff while taking the necessary steps to achieve stated objectives in sales, cost containment, employee retention, cleanliness, and sanitation. The Sous Chef will be an exemplary member of the company's culinary and hospitality philosophy.
This opportunity has tremendous growth potential within our growing hospitality family.
Ideal Candidates Possess:
*3-5 years experience as a Sous Chef or Chef de Partie, preferably for a fine dining restaurant group.
*Highly-developed knowledge of various culinary styles and mastery of all line level cooking stations.
*A professional and polished approach to leadership.
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
*The ability to comfortably lead a team in a busy atmosphere.
*DOH Food Protection certified.
We offer medical, dental, and vision benefits after 90 days of employment for full time employees, as well as a 401(k), Short Term Disability, Life Insurance, Paid Time Off, Employee Dining Discount, Zip Car Discount, Spa Discount, TransitChek, Corporate Fitness Program, Continuing Education Classes and Referral Reward Program.
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