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Sous Chef
Divan - Chicago
River North, Chicago, IL
Divan - Chicago hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Divan - Chicago hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Divan - ChicagoMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Dec 18, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

1 year


Job Details

Job Title: Sous Chef

Reports to: Executive Chef

Job Overview: We are a new upscale restaurant & lounge in downtown Chicago. With a commitment to quality and innovation, we are seeking a talented Sous Chef to join our team.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Culinary Leadership:
    • Work closely with the Exec Chef to develop & execute creative & high-quality menu items
    • Oversee day-to-day kitchen operations, ensuring consistency and adherence to culinary standards
  2. Menu Development:
    • Contribute to menu planning and innovation, bringing fresh ideas and staying abreast of industry trends.
    • Execute and maintain high standards for food presentation and flavor profiles.
  3. Staff Management:
    • Supervise and motivate kitchen staff, providing guidance and support in a high-paced environment.
    • Assist in recruiting, training, and developing culinary team members.
  4. Quality Control:
    • Monitor food quality and ensure adherence to recipes, portion control, and presentation standards.
    • Conduct regular inspections of ingredients and kitchen equipment to maintain quality. 
    • Attention to detail is a must!
  5. Ordering and Inventory:
    • Collaborate with the Exec Chef in managing inventory levels, controlling costs, and placing orders.
    • Implement efficient and effective storage practices to minimize waste.
  6. Health and Safety Compliance:
    • Ensure a clean and safe working environment, following health and safety regulations.
    • Lead by example in maintaining high standards of hygiene and sanitation.
  7. Collaboration with Front of House:
    • Foster strong communication and collaboration with the front-of-house team to ensure smooth service.
    • Respond to guest feedback and make necessary adjustments for customer satisfaction.
  8. Desire to Learn & Grow:
    • You will have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished professional chef and former instructor at The Culinary Institute of America, as well as an experienced ownership group with aggressive growth plans, presenting individuals looking to advance professionally the opportunity to do so.

 Qualifications:

  • Proven experience as a Sous Chef or similar role in an upscale, high volume dining setting.
  • Culinary degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment.
  • Knowledge of current industry trends and cooking techniques.
  • Familiarity with health and safety regulations.
  • Exceptional organizational and multitasking abilities.

 Pastry and/or baking experience a plus!

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity to work in a dynamic and creative environment with a supportive team. If you are a passionate and experienced culinary professional with a strong commitment to quality and excellence, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Potential Bonuses


Required Skills

Pastry Knowledge

Advanced Knife Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Kitchen Management

Ordering / Purchasing

Expediting

300+ Covers Per Night

Safety Procedures Knowledge

Inventory Management

Food Handler Certification

Leadership

Communication

Teamwork

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