• Sous Chef - Mesa Verde National Park - Metate Dining Room

    Location US-CO-Mancos
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/3/2019 10:54 AM)
    Employment Type
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    Position Summary:
    The Sous Chef oversees kitchen operations by supporting and training the Line Cooks and other Kitchen Staff. The Sous Chef assists the Chef De Cuisine by managing kitchen production and employees. The Sous Chef is primarily responsible for cooking all food orders in an efficient manner, ensuring all meals are served and presented on a plate in an attractive manner. In addition the Sous Chef prepares food items in accordance with production requirements and quality standards while maintaining a safe sanitary work environment. The Sous Chef always ensures quality consistency by following recipe cards and production and portion standards. The Sous Chef is expected to serve as an example for the other Cooks to aspire to by continually going above and beyond. Also, the Sous Chef plays a key role in ensuring a sufficient inventory is maintained in order to meet daily needs, record deliveries, deal with discrepencies and assist with storage. The Sous Chef is highly knowledgable about the proper use of kitchen equipment including but not limited to steamers, ovens, mixers, grills and dishwashing equipment.
    Essential Functions:

    • Oversee and support line cooks in synchronizing food procurement and other food preparation tasks, ensuring labor and cost control goals are not exceeded
    • Read and follow recipes – prepare and cook hot and cold food items
    • Ensure there are daily sufficient prepped foods to ensure the restaurant runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible
    • Prepare and plate final food products ensuring an attractive presentation is achieved
    • Ensure all food orders are completed in an efficient manner
    • Order and receive food product from vendors – check in by item on invoice and input in receiving log
    • Assist in conducting food and beverage inventories – note any out of stock items or possible shortages
    • Maintain a strong working knowledge of culinary trends and use them where appropriate
    • Ensure proper handling of all food products and equipment is maintained, to ensure food safety and kitchen standards are adhered to at all times
    • Ensure cleanliness and high sanitation standards are maintained at all times
    • Organize and maintain stock rooms and walk-in refrigerators
    • At the end of the shift return all food items to designated storage areas - cover and date all perishable items
    • Train line cooks on all aspects of the role, helping to enhance their cooking skills
    • May be required to schedule labor according to budget guidelines – ensuring all employee schedules are kept updated
    • Must be flexible – willing to work a rotational schedule with rotational days off that may include weekends and holidays
    • Must be well groomed and maintain a high level of professionalism at all times
    • Must perform all miscellaneous duties assigned by upper management
    • Know and comply with all company policies and procedures regarding safety, security, emergencies and energy
    • Report to work on time and in complete uniform
    • Other duties as assigned

    Status and Scope:

    • The Sous Chef reports to The Executive Chef
    • Must be able to work independently and finish tasks in a timely manor
    • Must be able to read and follow recipes
    • Must be focused on safety and sanitation


    • Ideal candidates will possess 2-3 years of post high school education, preferably a culinary degree, and 2-3 years in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
    • Requires advanced knowledge of the principles and practices within the food profession.
    • This includes experiential knowledge required for management of people and/or problems. Requires oral, reading and written communication skills. 
    • Must complete Serve Safe Food Handlers certification
    • Must be fluent in the English language both spoken and written – able to read & interpret documents such as safety rules, Aramark Alcohol Regulations, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
    • Must have at least 3 years experience in working in a high volume kitchen or equivalent schooling
    • Must have an extensive knowledge of cooking methods, cooking line, banquets, catering and pastry
    • Ability to manage in a diverse environment with focus on client and customer services is essential to success in this role
    • Solid supervisory, organizational and time management skills are required
    • P&L accountability and/or contract-managed service experience is desirable
    • Experience with and knowledge of all Microsoft Outlook applications required


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