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Sous Chef
Limelight Catering Chicago
2400 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL
Limelight Catering Chicago hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Limelight Catering Chicago hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Limelight Catering ChicagoMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires: May 30, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

5 years


Job Details

INTRODUCTION//

The Operations Sous Chef at Limelight Catering plays an integral role in the day-to-day success of the culinary operations. This role manages the operations related to menu quantification, labor prep lists, staff management, and ensuring the high-quality execution of dishes for various events.  


Position Title: Operations Sous Chef, Limelight Catering 

Reports To: President, Limelight


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES//

  • Receive, acknowledge, and process menus pushed through the CXP system from sales to culinary team. 
  • Work closely with Kitchen Producer to quantify confirmed menus as they are pushed through CXP. 
  • Through successful quantification review, reduce production errors and event relays. 
  • Work closely with Kitchen Producer to create daily prep-lists and assist with labor planning and management. 
  • Work closely with Kitchen Producer to create, place, and manage daily culinary good vendor orders.  
  • Assist in sourcing specialty items as requested by sales. 
  • Act as communications lead between culinary team and other departments (sales/warehouse/staffing). Respond and act on Slack messages, CXP change requests, and update the culinary team as necessary. 
  • Manage kitchen operations to ensure efficient workflow, timely production, and quality control.
  • Lead and mentor kitchen staff, including cooks, prep cooks, and kitchen assistants.
  • Collaborate with vendors, suppliers, and internal teams to source quality ingredients and products.
  • Assist in planning and executing large-scale events, high-volume catering functions, and off-site productions.

QUALIFICATIONS + SKILLS//

  • Culinary degree or equivalent certification from a recognized culinary institute.
  • Strong understanding, knowledge, and experience in off-premise catering operations. 
  • Strong culinary skills, including advanced cooking techniques (including off-site save cooking), menu development, and food presentation.
  • Knowledge of the catering software program, CaterXpert, is a plus. 
  • Leadership abilities to motivate and manage a diverse team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication, organization, and problem-solving skills to coordinate with teams and clients.
  • Knowledge of food safety regulations, sanitation protocols, and best practices in kitchen management.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Creativity, innovation, and a passion for delivering exceptional culinary experiences.
  • Flexibility to work evenings, weekends, holidays, and off-site events as needed.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

Benefits & Perks: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, 401k, Potential Bonuses


Required Skills

Staff Management

Labor Planning

Vendor Management

Communication

Quality Control

Leadership

Food Presentation

Culinary Skills

Problem Solving

Kitchen Management

Sanitation Protocols

Time Management

Creativity

Team Management

Menu Quantification

Food Safety Knowledge

Ordering / Purchasing

Inventory Management

Receiving

Positive Attitude

Events Management

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