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Sous Chef
Uncommon Ground - Lakeview
3800 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60613, United States
Uncommon Ground - Lakeview hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Uncommon Ground - Lakeview hiring Sous Chef in Chicago, IL

Uncommon Ground - LakeviewMore Info

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expired: Jun 8, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

3 years


Job Details

About Us:
We are a sustainable, farm-to-table restaurant that focuses on local, organic ingredients whenever possible.  We are home to the 1st certified organic brewery in the state.  We support a work-life balance with a 5 day work week, paid vacations, full healthcare benefits.  If you share our ideals, this may be a good fit for you.

Mission:  With strong, positively directed leadership and a mentoring management style, unify both front and back of house into one cohesive restaurant concept focused on local, sustainable and organic seasonal cuisine while maintaining practices necessary to continually improve  Work with the entire management team while reporthe culinary program. Reporting directly to the restaurant GM to increase annual sales, while decreasing controllable expenses, in order to maintain an efficiently run, profitable restaurant.  Work to build a healthy relationship with our community to ensure that our guests feel a sense of ownership and that we maintain a strong base of regular business.  Work together with our Farm Director to plan for planting organic food for the restaurant.

Duties:

Maintain the integrity and uphold the ideals, aspirations and mission statement of uncommon ground and involve the staff in this process.  Create a great work environment by directing all staff positively, voicing expectations and standards clearly, and holding everyone accountable.

Develop and maintain systems to increase profitability through standardized cost-outs, purchasing and inventory controls, as well as maintaining proper cost percentages in food and labor.  Reduce waste and loss whenever possible.  Hold your entire kitchen staff accountable to working efficiently.

Focus on food!  Collaborate with owners, GM, and the entire management team for ideas to improve finesse and creativity, flavor and presentation of our dishes.  Work to create a well-balanced menu with dishes that are healthier, lighter, and vegetarian, along with more indulgent fare. Document all menu items with well written recipes (for potential future publication). Keep quality high and prices fair by training staff on proper plate presentation and portion control. 

Annual Salary, full health benefits, paid time off, meal allowance, potential bonus / incentive earnings. 


Compensation Details

Compensation: Salary (Based on Experience)

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


Required Skills

Advanced Knife Skills

Food Safety Knowledge

Management

Expediting

Mentoring

Budgeting

Culinary Skills

Costing

Sales strategy

Food Handler Certification

Expense Management

Inventory Management

Community Building

Kitchen Management

Farm to Table Planning

Menu Development

Staff Development

Ordering / Purchasing

Profitability Analysis

Receiving

Scheduling

Creativity in Menu Development

Teamwork

Recipe Development

Leadership

Plate Presentation

Portion Control

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Service Manager
Full Time • Salary ($50k - $58k)
Require min. 2 years of experience

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Part of Uncommon Ground

uncommon ground, an independent restaurant located in the heart of Lakeview/Wrigleyville established in 1991 is open for brunch, lunch & dinner daily featuring contemporary comfort cuisine with an emphasis on seasonal, regional, organic ingredients. uncommon ground’s own greenstar brewing is attached to the restaurant & features an ever-changing selection of seasonal & CERTIFIED ORGANIC beer. The bar features house-infused organic cocktails & an eclectic American wine list. Come enjoy the organic vegetable-lined sidewalk café in the summer & 2 warm, cozy fireplaces in the winter. National music acts perform nightly in an intimate acoustic listening room while art openings feature local Chicago artists. 2 private dining rooms as well as the brewery are available for special events.

First Certified Organic Rooftop Farm in the US
First Certified Organic Brewery in Illinois

Service Manager