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Executive Sous Chef - Multi Unit

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

Nellcote & RM Champagne Salon at 833 W. Randolph is in need of an experienced Executive Sous Chef who can skillfully help lead a kitchen team in support of the Executive Chef.

 

WHO YOU ARE:

  • 6+ years experience as a Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager
  • Ability to run a chef driven, scratch kitchen
  • Energetic & Team-Oriented
  • Able to take initiative and problem solve
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to actively engage in conversations with employees, fellow managers, and superiors
  • Able to present oneself as well as the company in a professional manner
  • Meets challenges resourcefully
  • Education: a culinary degree or equivalent experience and/or training

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Creating and maintaining all menus & recipes used in the restaurant
  • Purchasing, preparation, presentation, and service of all menu items
  • Hire, train, supervise, and develop all members of the Heart of House (HOH) culinary team
  • Work with the General Manager & Executive Chef in setting the direction of the business in day-to-day operations
  • Planning and growing the business. Driving sales. Managing costs.
  • Work with the management team on all financial aspects of the HOH
  • Directly interact and lead all employees of the HOH with respect and fairness
  • Scheduling of HOH employees
  • Identify, train, and develop key employees for growth, advancement, & promotion
  • Maintenance of all kitchen equipment
  • Write agenda for daily line HOH meetings
  • Develop and maintain recipe books which become property of Element Collective
  • Safely and efficiently use knives, utensils, and other tools & equipment necessary to complete preparation of menu items
  • Prepare ingredients needed for recipes of the menu
  • Observe and practice all safety and sanitation guidelines & procedures
  • Commit to long hours of work to complete tasks when necessary
  • Regulate temperature of ovens, broilers, grills, roasters, and steam kettles
  • Measure and mix ingredients according to recipes
  • Bake, roast, broil, and steam meats, fish, vegetables, and other foods
  • Observe and test foods being cooked by tasting, smelling, and taking temperature
  • Wash, peel, cut, and shred vegetables and fruits
  • Prepare menu items with different preparation times to be completed at the same time
  • Conduct Front of House & HOH food trainings to improve employee knowledge
  • Accept direction and constructive criticism from peers and superiors
  • Punctual in regards to scheduling and attendance policy

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS + WORK ENVIRONMENT: 

  • Perform and lead calmly and effectively in a busy environment
  • Ability to stand and walk an entire shift
  • Communicate in English in order to comprehend, follow, & perform job requirements in written and spoken direction 
  • Be able to work a variety of hours, days & shifts, including weekends and increased work schedules
  • Ability to work in a confined, crowded space of variable noise and temperature levels
  • Exposure to extreme heat
  • Lift and move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

 

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Participation in Element Collective 401(k) Program
  • Comp Package to be used at company restaurants
  • Potential for further growth within Nellcote, RM Champagne Salon, & Element Collective! 
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