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The Table at Crate  hiring Sous Chef in Oak Brook, IL

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Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Mar 10, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details
About Us
The first-ever full-service restaurant inside a Crate and Barrel store, the Table at Crate is a modern, casual restaurant featuring Bill Kim’s morning-to-evening menu full of clever twists. The Table at Crate brings together the things we love best—connecting people, creative food and timeless design.
 
Sous Chef Benefits
  • Discretionary annual bonus 
  • Performance based quarterly bonus
  • Paid vacation and sick time 
  • Paid holidays 
  • Dining discounts 
  • Monthly cell phone reimbursement 
  • Paid Parental Leave (2 weeks) 
  • Medical, dental and vision insurances
  • Employer paid long-term disability insurance 
  • Employer paid life insurance and AD&D 
  • Employee paid voluntary short-term disability, critical illness, and critical accident insurance

Sous Chef Responsibilities

Employee Relations:
  • Assist the Chef in interviewing, hiring, and effectively onboarding new hires.
  • Assist the Chef in creating and posting staff schedules
  • Handle employee counseling as needed.
  • Maintain sound and stress-free environment for all team members.
  • Maintain employee recognition and incentive programs to maintain high morale.
  • Monitor staff appearance and take corrective action as necessary.
  • Perform timely employee reviews.
  • Work with HR and Chef to appropriately resolve any conflicts regarding staff.
  • Effectively communicate with other members of the kitchen staff
General Operations:
  • Report to duty punctually, wearing the correct uniform
  • Run the line during the service, ensuring that the highest standards are met and that communication between all sections and restaurant departments is efficient and polite
  • Produce menu items for service, maintaining high standards to achieve the correct quality, appearance and portion size
  • Monitor the quality and presentation of dishes so that only those, which meet our high standard, are served to our guests
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and cleanliness is maintained by following cleaning routines and through ongoing diligence during the shift and in set-up and clean down procedures
  • Observe the company’s fire plan and health safety policy
  • Safely and effectively use and operate all necessary tools and equipment, including knives
  • Ability to stand and work on your feet for the length of your shift
  • Able to lift up to 25 pounds safely
  • Accurately perform monthly inventories.
  • Assist in standardizing production recipes to ensure consistent quality.
  • Assist the Chef with daily pre-shift/post-shift and other periodic meetings to increase communication.
  • Assist the Chef in analyzing sales figures to set, monitor, and control the budget for the kitchen.
  • Build and maintain a strategic relationship with all members of management.
  • Build rapport between kitchen and front of house staff to minimize conflict.
  • Conduct regular meetings to discuss department performance, areas of concern, priorities, and the strategic vision moving forward.
  • Consistently monitor labor costs to remain within labor budgets when scheduling staff.
  • Develop efficient processes to manage and control food inventory.
  • Ensure proper equipment operation/maintenance.
  • Maximizing the productivity of the kitchen staff through effective training and supervision and establish an ongoing training calendar.
  • Monitor the quality and presentation of dishes so that only those that meet our high standard are served to our customers.
  • Maintain relationships with vendors to place orders.
  • Maintain proper safety and sanitation expectations.
  • Perform administrative duties as needed.
  • Respond to any guest complaints and takes necessary action.
  • Run the line during the service to ensure we achieve the highest standards and that communication between all stations is efficient.
  • Supervise kitchen employees and delegate tasks as needed.
The preceding reflects management’s definition of essential functions for the Sous Chef position but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to reasonable accommodation or for other reasons.

Job Requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age.
  • A high school education or equivalent.
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English comprehensively.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience at the culinary supervisor level or above.
  • Good overall food & beverage knowledge, including basic food/labor costing.
  • Good general knowledge of kitchen equipment operations, maintenance & troubleshooting.
  • Prior experience with training culinary staff.
  • Good working knowledge & skill in Word, Excel & Outlook; POS experience helpful.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Good math skills to work within a budget when ordering ingredients, calculating recipes, and determining portion size.
  • Valid food sanitation management, allergen awareness, and alcohol awareness certifications (may be obtained upon hire).
  • Ability to move and lift up to 25 pounds, occasionally move and lift up to 50 pounds. 
  • Standing and walking, for long periods, is necessary to oversee the daily operation. 
  • Ability to reach objects, stoop or bend as needed. May be required to utilize a ladder. 
  • Ability to see and hear adequately to monitor operations and interact with staff and clients. 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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


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American

Upscale Casual

Part of Cornerstone Restaurant Group

Global home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel and Chicago based Cornerstone Restaurant Group have partnered together to open a chef-inspired restaurant Crate and Barrel’s Oakbrook Center store in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Award-winning/James Beard Nominee Chef Bill Kim will be heading up the kitchen. The all-day cafe will be casual yet elegant - a true reflection of the Crate and Barrel brand. In addition to high-quality food and a modern menu, the restaurant will offer a welcoming atmosphere that showcases Crate and Barrel products and style and inspires customers in their own entertaining endeavors.

Check us out: www.TABLEATCRATE.com

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