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Executive Sous Chef
Via Locusta
1723 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Via Locusta hiring Executive Sous Chef in Philadelphia, PA

Via Locusta hiring Executive Sous Chef in Philadelphia, PA

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Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Nov 9, 2019

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5 years

Job Details


The Executive Sous Chef is responsible for all culinary activities for the restaurant, under the direction of the Executive Chef.  They will assist in ensuring the flow of service is efficient and smooth.  The Executive Sous Chef will have the opportunity to provide input on menu development as directed and approved by the Chef de Cuisine and/or Executive Chef.  A key responsibility will be mentoring, training, and disciplining BOH Staff (sous chefs, line cooks, prep cooks, etc.)

Essential Functions

  • Kitchen Responsibilities
    • Make periodic and regular inspections of restaurant to observe quality of food preparation and service; food appearance; and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance.
    • Ensure all items and recipes are made to standard
    • Oversee the line to ensure flow of service and quality of items are at or above Schulson Collective standards
    • Assist in the management of all BOH employees including training, mentoring and discipling.  Consults with Human Resources as appropriate.
    • Initiate relevant maintenance requests for repairs needed in the kitchen.
    • Participate in menu planning activities with the Executive Chef/CDC to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development.
    • Manage all levels/areas of the back of house and fill a role on the line or expo as needed.
    • Train and enforce food and equipment safety and sanitation/cleanliness standards amongst all staff as set by Schulson Collective and Seven Principles
    • Monitor receiving of orders to ensure all products meet restaurant standards
  • Administrative Responsibilities
    • Schedule staff; assist and support CDC/Executive Chef in payroll duties
    • Submits nightly reports on service, sales, labor & liquor costs, negative impressions, etc.
    • Send HR Related paperwork in a timely fashion including stage paperwork, worker’s comp, and accident reports
    • Support Executive Chef and/or CDC with inventory, purchasing, and receiving of products
    • Responsible for the management of inventory and food/labor costs as directed by the Executive Chef
    • Assist in the interviewing, selection, hiring, and training of all BOH staff
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all restaurant Sous Chefs and hourly BOH staff and is involved in the planning, hiring, training and development of kitchen staff.

Physical Demands

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally push and/or pull up to 50 pounds. The employee will spend over 4 hours daily standing or walking.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Degree from Culinary Arts school is preferred; may substitute additional experience for education.
  2. 5 or more years in Kitchen Management required
  3. Prior experience in menu creation, recipe writing and coaching/training strongly preferred
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication and problem-solving skills
  5. Must be able to work flexible hours and days. Must exhibit top-notch teamwork.
  6. Knowledgeable of Microsoft Office products and digital scheduling systems strongly recommended
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Upscale Casual

Part of Schulson Collective

Via Locusta highlights fresh handmade pasta made with locally sourced fresh-milled flour, and the brightest fruits and vegetables from some of Pennsylvania’s outstanding farmers.

Set to be one of the most approachable spots in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, we offer a smart, focused menu of shareable plates, pastas and a few larger dishes. Additionally, Via Locusta’s cocktail program complements the from-scratch, local, seasonal, and sustainable tenets of the kitchen. Schulson Collective’s Head Bread Baker, creates special Italian-style bread with local grains.

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