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Executive Sous Chef
Roots Handmade Pizza - South Loop
744 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60605
Roots Handmade Pizza - South Loop hiring Executive Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Roots Handmade Pizza - South Loop hiring Executive Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Roots Handmade Pizza - South LoopMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: Dec 16, 2022

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details

Roots Handmade Pizza - South Loop, is looking for a driven and energetic individual to join their team as an Executive Sous Chef. A top leadership role in our kitchens. This role works alongside the store General Manager and the Divisional Executive Chef to operate the business in line with the concepts vision and values. Duties will include staff development, training, and coaching and recipe testing and development while upholding standards for safety and sanitation.  An Executive Sous Chef will be responsible for overseeing the kitchen, occasionally working a station in the kitchen, while also being a key leader and operator in our back of house systems and organization.The successful candidate will play a key role in contributing to our customer satisfaction while also be able to manage their cost of goods and labor in a way for the operation to be profitable.


Essential Functions:

  • Set up and stock stations with all necessary mise en place
  • Answer, report, and follow instructions from the Executive Chef and lead a team of Sous Chefs and/or Kitchen Managers
  • Prepare food for service
  • Cook menu items in compliance with the rest of the kitchen staff
  • Keep a positive and professional approach with coworkers
  • Make sure that food comes out simultaneously with great quality and in a timely manner
  • Comply with nutrition and allergy regulations and standards
  • Help with preparation
  • Must pass/take a Food Handlers Certificate within two weeks of hire date


Other Functions:

  • Be available to fill in as needed to ensure the smooth and efficient operation of the restaurant as directed by the Restaurant Manager or Immediate Supervisor
  • Comply with health and food safety standards, restocking items and cleaning


Physical Functions:

  • Ability to stand/walk a minimum of 10 hours or as needed
  • Must be able to exert well-paced and frequent mobility for periods of up to 10 hours or as needed
  • Be able to lift up to 50 pounds frequently
  • Will frequently reach, feel, bend, stoop, carry, finely manipulate and key in data
  • Work in both warm and cool environments
  • Must be able to tolerate potential allergens: peanut products, egg, dairy, gluten, soy, seafood and shellfish

Required Skills:

  • Commissary
  • Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards
  • Food Cost Optimization
  • Food Service Sanitation Manger Card (FSSMC)
  • Allergens Certificate 
  • Food Safety Knowledge
  • Frying
  • General knife handling
  • Inventory
  • Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation
  • Kitchen Management
  • Meat Cookery
  • On-site Special Events
  • Ordering / Purchasing/ Receiving
  • Pizza Cooking
  • Portioning
  • Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships
  • Receiving/Organizing
  • Saute
  • Scheduling
  • Staff education / motivation
  • Ticket Management
  • Microsoft Office
  • Profit And Loss


Qualifications, Education and Behavior:

  • At least 18 years old
  • 2-5 years experience in upper kitchen Management
  • Ability to work quickly while maintaining safety standards and procedures
  • Ability to properly handle a knife, confidently
  • Ability to work in high volume environments
  • Ability to work early morning hours or late evening hours
  • Ability to work a consistent schedule at least 5 days per week
  • Understanding of various cooking methods, ingredients and how to use kitchen equipment



  • Benefit Packages (Medical, Dental and Vision) with employer subsidy
  • Competitive Pay and 401K + Match
  • Paid Time Off (Salary), Paid Sick Leave and Paid Parental Leave
  • Monthly Food + Beverage Perks at all of our establishments
  • Quarterly Bonus Program (Salary)

Our company is growing rapidly and we always prefer to develop our leadership from within!

Visit our Group Page: The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses, Dining Discounts

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Part of The Fifty/50 Restaurant Group

Roots is a relaxed pizzeria & bar featuring malted crust pies & an all-Midwestern beer list, fresh pasta, incredibly popular salads, and a great atmosphere for friends and family.

Roots was the second concept from the Fifty/50 Restaurant Group with four locations across Chicago.

“Quad Cities-style” pizza is its own Midwestern breed, not comparable to Chicago’s own deep dish, New York style or Neapolitan. With a sturdy, chewy malt crust, spicy tomato sauce and a thick layer of cheese, these pizzas pride themselves on being devoid of pretension.

“Nothing fancy. Just some damn good pizza”