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Willa Jean
611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, United States
Sous Chef at Willa Jean
Sous Chef at Willa Jean

Sous Chef

Willa JeanMore Info

611 O'Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113, United States

Full Time • Salary (Based on Experience)
Expires on Mar 23, 2018


3 years

Job Details

 Willa Jean, the award winning restaurant - bakery by Chef Kelly Fields in New Orleans is currently looking for a sous chef to join the team.  The ideal chef has a consistent positive attitude, leads by example,  works well under pressure, plays well with others and is fully committed to creating great experiences for our guests and our employees.  This position is a full time, salaried position who reports directly to the chef and chef de cuisine while working in a supportive team environment, and has unlimited potential for long term professional growth.  Duties include employee hiring and training, daily ordering, scheduling, meeting budgeted labor and food costs, and menu development.

Compensation details

Full benefits, vision and dental.

Required Skills

Advanced Knife Handling

Dough Making / Portioning

Enforcement Of Safety / Sanitation Standards

Equipment Maintenance


Family Meal

Fish Cookery

Fish butchery

Food Budgeting

Food Cost Optimization

Food Safety Knowledge


General knife handling



Kitchen Cleaning/Sanitation

Kitchen management

Meat Butchery

Meat Cookery

Menu development

On-site Special Events

Ordering / Purchasing

Ordering / Receiving

Over 300 covers a night

Pasta Cooking

Pasta making


Purveyor/Local Farmer Relationships


Sauce Development




Vegan / Vegetarian Cooking

Vegetable Breakdown

Vegetable cookery

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Part of BRG Hospitality

Opened in August 2015, Willa Jean celebrates Southern sensibilities with fresh, local ingredients. Named after Chef/Partner Kelly Fields’ grandmother, who inspired her to pursue her passions, the restaurant and bakery serves breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the week, and offers Saturday and Sunday brunch.

The modern elegance of the dining room lends its charm to Fields’ haven of Southern-inspired dishes and sets the stage for the playful, nostalgic nature of the ever-evolving menu. Willa Jean’s menus are categorized by “snacks,” “the biscuit situation,” “sandwiches,” “hot plates,” and “desserts” and showcase everything from fluffy biscuits topped with fried chicken and tabasco honey to cookies + milk served with an eggbeater of fresh cookie dough. Heartier favorites include artichoke and cheese business, New Orleans style BBQ shrimp toast, fried chicken + spicy slaw sandwich on a house-made Hawaiian roll, as well as a seasonal-driven skillet pot pie.

The front bakery counter serves up daily selections of bakery treats and house-made breads, pulling from Kelly’s passion for all things pastry, coupled with the immeasurable talents of the entire Willa Jean team.

Kelly has placed a strong emphasis on the coffee program and is delighted to bring Intelligentsia Coffee back to New Orleans with a signature Willa Jean blend.

(504) 509-7334

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