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The Spoke & Bird - All Locations hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

The Spoke & Bird - All LocationsMore Info

Full Time • Hourly (Based on Experience)
Expired: Oct 12, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

The Spoke & Bird is a woman-owned and operated farm-to-table food hospitality group. We’re a cafe & beer garden, bakehouse, and wholesale company who supports other locally owned shops, employs people in the community and buys its ingredients from local sources and urban farms. We're dedicated to creating a culture that supports a friendly work environment with reliable employment. There are many opportunities for growth within our company as we expand and grow our brand & business. 

Job Summary:
We are seeking a skilled and motivated Sous Chef to join our bustling restaurant cafe located in South Loop, Chicago. The Sous Chef will play a pivotal role in supporting the Kitchen Manager, maintaining kitchen operations, and upholding culinary excellence. Your culinary expertise and leadership skills will be crucial in contributing to the overall success and expansion of our establishment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day kitchen operations, including food preparation, cooking, and plating, ensuring quality standards are met consistently.
  • Lead and mentor a small kitchen team, providing guidance, training, and fostering a collaborative and productive work environment.
  • Supervise and coordinate kitchen staff during service, ensuring smooth and efficient operation and communication with the FOH team.
  • Collaborate closely with the Kitchen Manager and General Manager to develop and execute seasonal menu items that align with our farm-to-table philosophy and guest preferences.
  • Assist in managing inventory, ordering supplies, and controlling costs while maintaining high-quality ingredients.
  • Ensure compliance with food safety and sanitation regulations, maintaining a clean and safe kitchen environment.
  • Contribute creative ideas to menu development, showcasing a strong understanding of farm-to-table principles and local sourcing.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills, setting a positive example for the culinary team through professionalism, excellent work ethic, and commitment to our company’s values.

Qualifications:

  • Effective communication skills to interact with kitchen staff, FOH, and collaborate with various teams.
  • Culinary experience in a fast-paced restaurant or cafe environment.
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role in a kitchen.
  • Proficiency in various cooking techniques and a strong understanding of farm-to-table concepts.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask in a dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations and practices.
  • Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as required.
  • Passion for local sourcing, sustainability, and a commitment to supporting local businesses.
  • Creative mindset with the ability to contribute innovative ideas to menu offerings.

To Apply:
Send your resume or some semblance of work history along with an introduction. We are an awesome group to work with, so please give some consideration to your email response as it will demonstrate your level of interest and ability to follow instructions :)


ALL emails received that don’t include a resume or work history will be ignored.


Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Vision Insurance


Required Skills

Teamwork

Listening

Leadership

Knife Skills

Scratch Cooking


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Part of The Spoke & Bird - Chicago

The goal of the Spoke & Bird is to provide delicious and healthy food at reasonable prices to the communities we become a part of. We strive to create a welcoming and inviting environment, be an organization that employees are proud to be part of and a place in which they can take ownership and improve.

The Spoke & Bird concept is built upon the increasing desire for healthy and affordable food and beverages as well as a space in which to enjoy all three.

https://www.spokeandbird.com/

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