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Sous Chef
Hollywood Food Coalition
5939 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, United States
Hollywood Food Coalition hiring Sous Chef in Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Food Coalition hiring Sous Chef in Los Angeles, CA

Hollywood Food CoalitionMore Info

Full Time • Hourly ($18.46 - $23.07)
Expires: Jul 18, 2024 • Closed: Jun 27, 2024

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Required Years of Experience

2 years


Job Details

Title: Sous Chef

Program: Community Dinner

Location: Los Angeles, CA 90028

Employment: PT, Non-Exempt

Hourly Rate: $18.46-$23.07

Days: Saturday - Wednesday (11:30am - 8:00pm, 40 Hours/Week)

Estimated Start Date: May 23, 2024

Reports to: Head Chef

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you would be a good fit for this position, and provide some information about you and your interests to [email protected].  A cover letter is required.

Organization Description: 

Hollywood Food Coalition (HoFoCo) is a mission-driven non-profit organization addressing issues around homelessness and poverty in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles. HoFoCo has four areas of operation: Community Dinner, Community Exchange, Community Wellness, and Community Building. Our Community Dinner is the bedrock of our organization’s 35 year history of providing assistance to our most vulnerable community members.


Position Summary

We are looking for a creative cook to work with our head chef and volunteers in our busy and growing Community Dinner program. Do you like not knowing what you are going to cook each day and enjoy creating new dishes on the fly, figuring out how to use unique ingredients in healthy and delicious ways? Are you looking for ways to give back to your community? If so, this could be a great fit!


The Sous Chef will help craft the menu for each night of Hollywood Food Coalition’s Community Dinner service.  Working closely with the Head Chef, the Sous Chef will prepare 200-350 meals every week day for our dinner guests; on the weekends, the position will prepare 100-150 meals for each night, along with prepping ingredients for the rest of the week. The position will work closely with the Head Chef to ensure a delicious and high-quality meal each night.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Help create new menu items, guided by our head chef, using food that comes to us in all forms.
  2. Must embrace the creativity of functioning in a style that is unusual for professionally trained chefs. 
  3. Train and lead volunteers to assist with both meal prep.
  4. Assist with maintaining quality control during meal preparation and service.
  5. Assist with inventory and ordering from the Community Exchange.
  6. Report any needed repairs or maintenance of kitchen appliances to head chef.
  7. Maintain a clean kitchen and follow all state food safety and sanitation laws.
  8. Assist head chef with tracking, recording, and maintaining inventory stock as needed, including foods, beverages, and kitchen supplies in conjunction with the Community Exchange.
  9. Must be comfortable serving unhoused and vulnerable guests who come to us each night.


Preferred Requirements and Qualifications

  • 2 years experience in a professional kitchen
  • Passionate about cooking with a great palette and sense of presentation
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and work well in an environment with time constraints
  • Ability to help train and develop staff and volunteers and build team morale
  • Ability to troubleshoot effectively
  • California Food Handlers Certification (ServSafe)  
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Must be able to represent the mission and vision of the organization to the volunteers and community that joins us each day 
  • Advanced Knife Skills

Required Skills

  • Recipe Knowledge and Development
  • Food Safety Knowledge
  • Safety Procedures Knowledge
  • Kitchen Equipment Maintenance
To apply please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you would be a good fit for this position, and provide some information about you and your interests to [email protected].  A cover letter is required.

Compensation Details

Compensation: Hourly ($18.46 - $23.07)

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


Required Skills

Recipe Knowledge and Development

Food Safety Knowledge

Safety Procedures Knowledge

Kitchen Equipment Maintenance

Team Leadership

Passionate About Cooking With a Great Palette and Sense of Presentation

Training and Development

Ability to Handle Multiple Tasks and Work Well in an Environment With Time Constraints

Time Management

Ability to Help Train and Develop Staff and Volunteers and Build Team Morale

Organizational Skills

Ability to Troubleshoot Effectively

Knife Skills

California Food Handlers Certification (Serv Safe)

Excellent time management and organizational skills

Advanced Knife Skills

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Californian, American

Non-Profit, Charity

Our mission is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives.

Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support.