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Sous Chef - $50,000-$57,000/year

Company: Food Fight
Location: Middleton
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Tex Tubb's Taco Palace is hiring a Sous Chef position. This position pays between $50,000-$57,000/year. Title: Sous Chef Work Status: ExemptReports to: Kitchen Manager or Chef
Position Summary: The Sous Chef is responsible for planning and directing food preparation in kitchens. This involves a large degree of supervising other kitchen staff, as well as keeping an eye out for problems that arise in the kitchen and seizing control of a situation at a moment's notice.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Leads kitchen team in chef's absence
  • Provides guidance to junior kitchen staff members, including, but not limited, to line cooking, food preparation, and dish plating
  • Oversees and organizes kitchen stock and ingredients
  • Ensures a first-in, first-out food rotation system and verifies all food products are properly dated and organized for quality assurance
  • Keeps cooking stations stocked, especially before and during prime operation hours
  • Hires and trains new kitchen employees to restaurant and kitchen standards
  • Manages food and product ordering by keeping detailed records and minimizes waste, plus works with existing systems to improve waste reduction and manage budgetary concerns
  • Supervises all food preparation and presentation to ensure quality and restaurant standards
  • Works with head chef to maintain kitchen organization, staff ability, and training opportunities
  • Verifies that food storage units all meet standards and are consistently well-managed
  • Assists head chef with menu creation
  • Coordinates with restaurant management team on supply ordering, budget, and kitchen efficiency and staffing
    • Knowledge of food preparation and existing health and safety standards
    • Ability to effectively manage, direct, and lead a large team
    • Strong communication abilities, with employees, vendors, and customers
    • Problem solving capabilities and willingness to thrive in a fast-paced and sometimes high pressure environment
    • Collaborative attitude with an emphasis on excellent customer service
    • Time management strengths with the ability to multi-task
    • Minimum of high school diploma. Candidates with culinary degrees will be given preference
    • 2+ years of experience as a sous chef is preferred
    • Solid understanding of cooking methods, ingredients, kitchen equipment, and related processes
    • Proven track record of effectively leading and managing others
    • Familiarity with best practices in the industry
      Other Duties: This is not an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Further, this job description is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of any employee under his/her supervision. Associated topics: cafe, catering, commercial kitchen, culinary school, grill chef, head chef, kitchen, prep chef, restaurant assistant chef, team lead

Keywords: Food Fight, Madison , Sous Chef - $50,000-$57,000/year, Other , Middleton, Wisconsin

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