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Sous Chef
Dear Mama
308 E 109th St, New York, NY 10029, USA
Dear Mama hiring Sous Chef in New York, NY

Dear Mama hiring Sous Chef in New York, NY

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Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Apr 9, 2020

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Dear Mama is a Harlem-based specialty coffee, wine bar, and eatery with two locations that blends lifestyle, art, entertainment and community-building under one roof. We pride ourselves on delivering the perfect trifecta - food and coffee that evokes emotion, a creative environment, and outstanding hospitality that inspires human connection.

At Dear Mama, we value our people and the inclusive company culture we’re building. We are growing rapidly and looking to hire team members with “can do” attitudes that are able to wear many hats. There are tremendous opportunities for career progression as we strive to promote from within. Apply and see what the Dear Mama team is all about.


The Sous Chef is a key part of the success for food service operations at all Dear Mama Coffee locations. In this role, the Sous Chef supports the Executive Chef by ensuring the culinary vision is upheld at each shop in all daily kitchen operations. As an emerging coffee bar / all day cafe, Dear Mama seeks a sous chef with kitchen experience as well as administrative capabilities. Daily hours may involve early mornings or late nights, and the ideal candidate will contribute to creating the schedule and staffing - so you will be part of the conversation about the best back-of-house operational support for the brand. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting Executive Chef with recruiting, training and managing kitchen personnel 
  • Create weekly staffing schedules and hold team accountable to performing the tasks as laid out efficiently and professionally
  • Onboard kitchen personnel using build sheets, recipes and back-of-house materials and troubleshoot daily operational issues with shop management as needed 
  • Uphold quality and food safety standards, and presentation techniques and work to instill similar disciplines into new kitchen hires
  • Work with Executive Chef on recipe development, costing, and product orders for all specials, seasonal menu changes, event catering needs and more as needed
  • Coordinate daily transportation with shop General Managers of product safely and timely between all locations including an off-premise commissary kitchen
  • The Sous Chef will be required to work the line at shop locations as needed; as well as lead back-of-house operations for restaurant buyouts and off-premise catering

Ideal candidate...

  • Is independently-motivated for excellence
  • Enjoys working in a collaborative environment, with the ability to work independently to complete tasks
  • Wants to be part of the team creating and instituting best practices that will be carried across the organization as the company grows
  • Possess strong culinary techniques, with an ability to think creatively and contribute to new recipe development
  • Is adept at the administrative side of kitchens; including but not limited to Microsoft Office, G Suite, costing, and email communication
  • Has experience working with vendors and negotiating best pricing
  • Thrives working in dynamic environments; with the capacity to create stability and accountability for the culinary team
  • Must have graduated from culinary school, and possess 2-3 years of work experience in a professional kitchen
  • Must hold a valid NYCDH Food Handler’s Certification

This is a full-time position for an emerging coffee bar brand with two locations (East Harlem and West Harlem), and a commissary. 

We offer a competitive salary based on candidate’s experience and the opportunity to opt-into company medical health plan after 90 days. Dear Mama Coffee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender (including gender identity or expression), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, marital status, domestic violence, sexual violence or stalking victim status, ancestry, national origin, alienage or citizenship, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristic, or other protected status.  #youareappreciated

How to apply

Interested candidates please email a cover letter and resume with the subject “Sous Chef”  including your preferred location (East Harlem or Manhattanville) to [email protected]

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