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Executive Sous Chef
River Roast
315 N LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654, United States
River Roast hiring Executive Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

River Roast hiring Executive Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

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Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Aug 14, 2021

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

We are actively seeking an experienced  Executive Sous Chef for River Roast Social House.  

Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and river-front views from every seat - inside and out. Work alongside Director of Operations Jay Schuster and Executive Chef Cedric Harden, as we offer guests an amazing experience that reflects the seasons of the Midwest.   Inspired by the seasons of the Midwest;  meat, fish and veggies are roasted and carved tableside in a truly American Roast-House fashion. With one of the best patios in the city, River Roast is a gathering place to connect with friends, old and new.

Major Areas of Responsibility


  • Executes menus in accordance to brand standards
  • Maintains recipes to meet core standards
  • Ensure that team members consistently deliver Thousand Detail Dining to every guest, every time
  • Ensures team members have the tools necessary to complete their jobs
  • Ensures show quality standards are maintained at all times
  • Regularly obtains feedback from clients and guests to improve operations
  • Supports and communicates Company initiatives
  • Respond and assist in any departmental guest service issues
  • Holds team accountable to steps of service to deliver great guest service
  • Executes preventive maintenance schedule as set forth by Director of Operations
  • Conducts daily walkthroughs in culinary areas for each event
  • Continually gains culinary expertise


  • Thoroughly and accurately uses applicable Levy systems (Birchstreet, Point-of-sale, WFM and more)
  • Practices proper product control and handling of all inventory and equipment
  • Achieves daily sales and assigned cost goals
  • Ensures that all security, safety and sanitation standards are achieved
  • Employs good safety and sanitation practices
  • Forecasts and adequately schedules team members to meet operational needs and desired targets
  • Provides operational planning to ensure adequate products and equipment are ordered for anticipated business levels
  • Ensures team members adhere to Levy Restaurants Company guidelines as stated in team member training manual and employee handbook


  • Displays a positive attitude towards team members
  • Interviews, hires, trains and develops team members according to Levy Restaurants guidelines
  • Promotes a cooperative work climate, maximizing productivity and morale
  • Uses all performance management tools to provide guidance and feedback to team
  • Assists fellow team members when necessary


Job Requirements 

  • Able to communicate effectively with management team, guests and team members by speaking and comprehending English
  • English reading, writing, math and computer skills required
  • Ability to taste and evaluate food and beverage products
  • Stamina to work 60 hours or more per week
  • Must be able to work extended shifts of 10 hours or more as business dictates
  • Must be flexible with schedule and able to work different shifts
  • Possible job hazards include, but are not limited to; slips, trips, falls, burns, cuts and strains
  • Must be able to reach, lift, stoop, bend and perform extensive standing and walking (including stairs) throughout shift



Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts, Wellness Program

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

Charcuterie and Cheese Board Arrangement

Basic Knife Skills

Menu Development

Recipe Development

Dough Making


Dressing Making


Fish Butchery

Fish Cookery



Food Handler Certificate

Food Safety Knowledge

Plating and Presentation




Cleaning / Sanitation

Kitchen Management

Meat Butchery

Meat Cookery

Ordering / Purchasing


300+ Covers Per Night

Pasta Cooking

Vendor Management

Sauce Making



Servesafe Certified

Pastillage Showpieces

Sous Vide

Team Development and Training

300 Covers Per Night

Prepping Ingredients

Vegetable Cookery

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Casual Dining

Part of Levy Restaurants

Located on the Chicago River, RIVER ROAST offers dramatic city and water views from every seat - inside and out. James Beard award-winning Chef Tony Mantuano and Executive Chef Cedric Harden’s menu of Regional American tavern fare is satisfying and soul-warming. Meat, fish and veggies are roasted and carved tableside. Inventive drinks are on draft and cold-brewed cocktails from two slow drip infusion towers are offered alongside a large selection of local and Midwestern beers, craft cocktails, and wine. With one of the best patios in the city, River Roast is a gathering place to connect with friends, old and new. Our Brews & Blues Brunch features Chicago's finest Blues musicians performing live from 12PM-3PM. We'll see you soon for lunch, brunch, dinner or drinks!

(312) 822-0100

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