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Sous Chef
Philotimo
1100 15th Street Northwest, Washington, DC
Philotimo hiring Sous Chef in Washington, DC

Philotimo hiring Sous Chef in Washington, DC

PhilotimoMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Dec 20, 2023

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Creative Food Group is the leading hospitality team behind the award-winning restaurants by Nicholas Stefanelli. Established in 2014 by Chef Nicholas Stefanelli & Paul Jeon, Creative Food Group takes our guests through culinary experiences from the fine dining critically acclaimed Masseria to culinary collective Officina, and now to the new luxury hotel The Morrow in Washington's vibrant Union Market neighborhood, a part of the DC Curio Collection by Hilton. 

The new Greek Restaurant opening this fall from Chef Nicholas Stefanelli & Creative Food Group at Midtown Center is now building its opening team. Philotimo is Chef Stefanelli's vision to tell the story of Greeces gastronomic history and culture through the lens of food and wine.

As Sous Chef you will oversee all culinary restaurant operations and work directly with our culinary leadership team and service team. Philotimo is seeking a demonstrated leader with a positive disposition and a genuine desire to take care of people. The ability to multi-task and ensure consistency is a must. 

Philotimo is Chef Stefanelli's vision to tell the story of Greeces gastronomic history and culture through the lens of food and wine.

In terms of both cuisine and service, our standards are high – and so are those of our guests. 

We offer our family a healthy work-life balance, benefits, and an enriching work environment. We invite you to join our growing creative and passionate team of hospitality professionals as Sous Chef.

Required Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of sous chef experience in a fine dining or upscale casual restaurant setting and 1+ years of management experience
  • Minimum of an associate’s degree in culinary arts 
  • Proficiency in English (speaking, reading and writing) 
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to adapt and make decisions quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to lead by example and to teach and mentor others 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge and familiarity with a variety of Greek cuisine 
  • Valid DC Food Handlers/ServSafe certification 
  • Experience with systems like Harri, Toast, Culinary Agents, etc. 

What we expect from you: 

  • Ability to act with integrity, honesty, and knowledge that promote the culture, values, and mission of Philotimo and Creative Food Group as a whole 
  • Willingness to work and learn in a team environment 
  • A passion for food services 
  • Ability to adapt and make decisions quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Maintain a positive and professional attitude with the team(s) 
  • Strive to present the best products 
  • Ability to lead and train a team 
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Communicate effectively

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work with the Chef de Cuisine to produce diversified menus in accordance with the restaurant’s policy and vision
  • Inspire new dishes which appeal to the Chef de Cuisine and Executive Chef whenever required
  • Discover talented chefs and train them in order to reach the high standards of the location
  • Train the auxiliary kitchen staff in order to provide best results in minimum time and using the maximum available resources
  • Supervise, order and maintain standards in the kitchen during working hours
  • Maintain purchasing, inventory, and food cost standards
  • Ensure consistency in menu items 
  • Ensure all new employees are trained according to restaurant standards
  • Develop and provide input on budgets and cost analysis 
  • Ensure all equipment is in good working order and being properly maintained
  • Ensure all safety and sanitation standards are met 
  • Supervise staff, guide and teach subordinates
  • Assist pastry chef in the production of baked goods
  • Assist with developing menu with chefs and culinary team
  • Plan and prepare a wide variety of goods 
  • Test quality of ingredients and keep track of inventory and ordering
  • When ordering keep budget under control, without sacrificing quality of goods
  • Analyze food costs and determine cost-effectiveness for goods and services
  • Provide thorough training for personnel and new recruitment as necessary
  • Ensure kitchen equipment is in good working order and meets all requirements
  • Keep up with new trends in the industry and apply to the business
  • Actively participate in weekly management meetings 
  • Serve as a leader, a teacher, and an asset of Creative Food Group.
  • Work with senior management to develop key systems for organization, operations, and communication.
  • Work closely with the culinary management team in overseeing purchasing, inventory, and labor management. 
  • Provide culinary creativity and drive R&D for new menu items, training and costing
  • Take ownership of the restaurant in total. Continually strive for the success not only of the kitchen but the restaurant as a whole. 
  • Correctly enforce company policies and safety procedures to make sure compliance.  
  • Personally strive towards the growth of dishwashers, prep cooks and line cooks in at Officina Wharf
  • Professionally evaluate employee performance
  • Correctly enforce company policies safety procedures to ensure compliance

Physical Requirements: 

  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods 
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds 
  • Ability to squat, crouch, bend over 
  • All employees are to maintain a neat and well-groomed appearance (specifics will be provided)

Creative Food Group strives to cultivate an inclusive work environment and is proud to celebrate diversity within our ranks. We are Equal Opportunity Employers and provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment without regard to color, race, gender identity, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, marital status, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable law.

All interested energetic team-players looking to continue their personal and professional growth in a young, hungry, and growing hospitality company that feel they meet the qualifications above, are encouraged to apply. 




Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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


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Part of Creative Food Group

Nicholas Stefanelli, the chef and owner of Michelin-starred Masseria and Officina, will debut an entirely new restaurant concept in DC's Midtown Center in the spring of 2021. Paying homage to his Greek heritage, Philotimo, a word that defies translation, will be an exploration of the country’s rich and unique flavors, ingredients and culinary history. Philotimo’s menu will shed light on the valued traditions and global reach of Greece, taking a road less traveled to introduce guests to the country’s culinary diversity.

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