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Junior Sous Chef
The Inn at Little Washington
Middle St and Main St, Washington, VA 22747
The Inn at Little Washington hiring Junior Sous Chef in Washington, VA

The Inn at Little Washington hiring Junior Sous Chef in Washington, VA

The Inn at Little WashingtonMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Feb 26, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years

Job Details





Position Title:    Jr. Sous Chef                                                                        Location: Washington, VA

Department:      Culinary                                                                                FLSA Status: Exempt  

Reports to:         Sous Chef(s), Chef de Cuisine                                             Effective Date:   06/24/2022



The Junior Sous Chef position is responsible for leading the culinary team (AM/PM/Pastry) in their department with hands on training and guidance. The position requires daily teaching of the kitchen staff and ensuring all standards in the IALW kitchen are followed and upheld. Additionally, the Jr. Sous Chef will cover stations as needed on cook’s days off and assist Sous Chef with ordering, oversight, and recipe development as necessitated by business and the ongoing growth and development of the kitchen brigade.



  1. Inspection of station mise en place and practices daily, taking corrective action as needed.
  2. Consistent training and collaboration with cooks regarding execution of all station needs.
  3. Execution and fundamental understanding of all stations in the kitchen for his/her daypart.
  4. Handling ordering and purveyor accounts as dictated by Sous Chef on duty.
  5. Organizing, creating, and maintaining standard operating procedures for cleaning and storage with the culinary brigade.
  6. Communication with fellow managers and cooks to ensure all changes and updates to kitchen operation are being implemented effectively and appropriately.
  7. Grow into role of Sous Chef and learn additional management activities pertinent to the daypart assigned.




  1. Strong fundamental skills in preparation, cooking, and classic technique.
  2. Associate’s degree in culinary arts or baking and pastry.
  3. Minimum of 3-5 years professional experience cooking, preferably at a Michelin level.
  4. Basic understanding of ordering, cost control, labor efficiency, storage, and cleanliness.
  5. Strong communication skills and practices.
  6. Ability to problem solve and react quickly to any issues which arise during a shift.
  7. Desire to teach and learn on the job, sharing knowledge and guiding staff to work as productively and efficiently as possible.
  8. Ability and capacity to work up to and on occasion exceeding 60 hours per week as business demands.



A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Team Member occupying this position.  Team Members will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor.

**The Inn at Little Washington is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws*


Why join our team:

We offer:

  • Health, vision and dental insurance (full time employees)
  • Paid time off (Full time employees)
  • 401(k) retirement plan with match
  • On-the-job training
  • Employee education allowance
  • Advancement potential
  • Flexible schedules
  • Employee appreciation events
  • Complimentary uniforms
  • Delicious “family” meals daily prepared by the chefs
  • Referral bonuses
  • Competitive pay

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

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

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Part of The Inn at Little Washington and Patty O's

Join one of America’s most award-winning restaurants, The Inn at Little Washington.

Some of The Inn at Little Washington’s most recent awards include:

• 3 Michelin Stars – the first and only three star restaurant in The Nation’s Capital
• La Liste, a French-based guide to the world’s best restaurants, ranked The Inn #3 in the U.S. and #5 in the world
• Forbes 5-Star award for restaurant and lodging
• AAA 5-Diamond award for restaurant and lodging
• Wine Spectator Grand Award
• The Washington Post’s Fall Dining Guide for 2018 honored The Inn by inducting the restaurant into its inaugural “D.C. Restaurant Hall of Fame”
• In 2019, the James Beard Foundation presented Chef Patrick O'Connell with the Lifetime Achievement Award.