Required Years of Experience
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 has featured on the World's 50 Best List and has been awarded a Michelin star for two consecutive years.
We are looking for commited individual with passion and tenacity who can express a mentoring, education-focused style of leadership and able to balance the many demands of a Sous Chef 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
We are an equal opportunity employer. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities to all people, to recruit, to hire, train, promote, and compensate persons in all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)
Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Commuter Benefits, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts
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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 7th year, Estela has earned numerous accolades, including a place on the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List, a Michelin star and two stars from both New York Magazine and the New York Times.