Sous Chef job description template

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Sous Chef job description

A Sous Chef is a highly skilled professional cook who oversees the operations of a restaurant or dining facility being the main person under the Executive Chef. They are responsible for the food that comes out of a kitchen, from conception to execution.
In order to attract Sous Chef that best matches your needs, it is very important to write a clear and precise Sous Chef job description.  

Sous Chef job description

Are you a Sous Chef looking for new job opportunities? We are looking for a ambitious, passionate and driven Sous Chef to help oversee the restaurant with our Head Chef. You will lead a team of food specialists and ensure that our food maintains the highest quality. We hope you are ready to bring in some new and delicious changes to our kitchen and delight our guests!

Sous Chef duties and responsibilities

  • Be the main assistant to our Executive Chef
  • Design menus that enhance customers’ culinary experience while keeping up high quality.
  • Submit cost proposals for menu items.
  • Create and test new menus.
  • Provide feedback regarding the food quality of large bulk purchases.
  • Ensure that all food preparation is in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Design standardized food presentation guidelines for each dish.
  • Monitor inventory levels of commonly used items.
  • Look for ways to reduce spoilage of infrequently used items.
  • Hire, train, and mange staff regularly.

Sous Chef requirements and qualifications

  • X years of experience as a Sous Chef or similar role
  • Ability to track expenses and manage a budget.
  • Licensure from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), or other certifying agency.
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong passion for the art of food design.
  • Culinary Degree or equivalent experience.

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