Sous Chef 1

at Elior North America in Seaford, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Position Title: Sous Chef

Reports To: Food Service Director

Department: Operations

Status: Exempt or Non-Exempt

Position Summary:

Supervise and participate in the preparation, seasoning, and cooking of salads, soups, fish, meats, vegetables, desserts, or other foods.

Key Accountabilities:

+ Plan, organize and supervise daily culinary operation of retail and catering services.

+ Plan menus based on such factors as market trends, customer preferences and nutritional considerations; design recipes, determine appropriate ingredients and specify individual serving portion for each recipe.

+ Develop menus in accordance with consumer tastes, nutritional needs, ease of preparation and established procedures and budgetary constraints; participate in other menu planning activities to include the determination of purchasing specifications, product and recipe testing and menu development.

+ Direct and coordinate the work of production and dish room staff.

+ Maintain proper production, safety and sanitation standards.

+ Direct and participate in the daily preparation of standard and gourmet food items.

+ Evaluate the quality of raw food and ensure the quality of the finished products.

+ Inspection of assigned units to observe quality of food preparation and service; food appearance; and cleanliness and sanitation of production and service areas, equipment and employee appearance.

+ Implement culinary production for special events, monotony breakers, and catered functions.

+ Supervise and participate in the preparation and display of menu items for special functions.

+ Maintain proper inventory controls for food, supplies, and equipment. Interview, select, train and evaluate supervisory and support staff.

+ Control revenue and expenses to ensure financial goals.

+ Ensure the highest level of customer service.

+ Respond to inquiries and concerns from faculty, staff, and students.

+ Maintain university policies and procedures.

+ Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

+ Associate’s degree in culinary arts institutional management, nutrition, dietetics, or hotel and restaurant management, certification by a recognized culinary institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.

+ Demonstrated institutional, hotel, or restaurant culinary skills to include large quantity production.

+ Must have 3- 5 years of culinary management experience.

+ Strong leadership, oral and written communication skills are required.

+ A proven track record of successfully controlling costs and managing annual budgets.

Working Conditions:

+ Must be able to remain standing for most of working hours.

+ Must be able to lift at least 35 pounds.

+ Must be able to perform respective tasks.

+ Must be able to work flexible hours and days.

+ May be exposed to hot, humid work areas.

+ May be exposed to sharp instruments and power driven equipment.

+ May be exposed to caustic chemicals.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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Job Posting: JC219183126

Posted On: Jul 21, 2022

Updated On: Aug 22, 2022