Job Title: Sous Chef
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervises and coordinates activities concerning all back-of- house operations and personnel within their restaurant. This includes food production, kitchen, and storage areas. The Sous Chef ensures that all food production workers are performing their duties as prescribed by the quality standards established by the Executive Chef. Plans and participates in menu planning and food production, and apportions meats, vegetables, and desserts as well as food surpluses to control food costs. Supervises food preparation personnel to ensure food adheres to standards of quality and supervises cleanliness of kitchen and equipment.
As an ambassador of Eataly products and services, the Sous Chef is responsible for helping to create and maintain quality experiences for each guest that comes to Eataly. Eataly ambassadors are expected to actively engage with guests and spend quality time with each customer.
Essential Job Functions (Duties & Responsibilities) Description
1. Supervises and coordinates activities concerning food preparation, kitchen, and storage areas.
2. Supervises kitchen mise en place (preparation for service) of all stations.
3. Plans or participates in menu planning and food production. Apportions meats, vegetables and desserts, and utilizes food surpluses to control food costs.
4. Supervises cooking personnel. Samples, smells, and observes food to ensure conformance to recipes, and standards of appearance and taste.
5. Verifies that all sanitation and nutrition practices are maintained by kitchen employees.
6. Informs front-of- house personnel of menu changes, specials, and shortages.
7. Supervises the production of all food items. Communicates with and assists back-of- house personnel to maintain efficient food production.
8. May schedule and submit weekly payroll for kitchen staff.
9. Must make scheduling changes to accommodate staffing needs as required and be available to fill in to cover line cooks as needed.
Three to four (3-4) years in a food preparation position including one (1) year management. Good working knowledge of kitchen equipment and procedures, safety and sanitation regulations, and knowledge of food and food production. Basic computer skills are required.
Degree from a post-secondary culinary arts training program is required. Food Handlers License is required.
Must be able to exert well-paced mobility for long periods of up to four hours in length and have the ability to bend and squat. Must have ability to lift 25 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with employees, dining room staff and guests.
Tools or Equipment Used
Knives, hand tools, utensils and all standard commercial kitchen equipment. Computer
Reports to the Executive Chef. Manages kitchen staff including prep cooks and line cooks
This job description is intended to illustrate the main duties and areas of responsibility of the Sous Chef. It is not intended to be exhaustive and you are advised that the duties and responsibilities may change from time to time.
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Eataly is the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world! With various restaurants, our market sells the same quality products used by our chefs: cured meats, cheeses, fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, handmade pasta, pastries, coffee and tea, as well as dried pastas, sauces and olive oil. A cooking school, bookstore, housewares and beauty section makes it even easier to bring Italy home!
Here at Eataly, we have dedicated our daily lives to promoting a real understanding of high-quality food and drink. How lucky are we that we get to do what we love?
We encourage a culture of curiosity, passion, harmony, fun and honesty: Curiosity and passion for our products, services, guests and experiences; harmony between guests and staff and also amongst team members and finally, harmony on the plate (pairing simple regional food with complementary wines and beverages); and lastly, we place a daily emphasis on creating fun and honest interchanges with our guests and amongst our staff.
We seek service-minded, talented, and innovative individuals who can help us continue to offer our high standard of quality service. If you believe that by making healthier happier food choices, we will all reap many benefits both for our bodies and our minds and you find enjoyment in sharing your knowledge and your positive people skills with others in order to create quality experiences for our guests, we encourage you to apply.
Eataly offers exciting opportunities that will challenge your abilities, expand your skills and reward your contributions in an atmosphere that encourages both personal and professional growth for all.
Additionally, Eataly offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.