Greenwich Village based hospitality company that operates a collection of elegant neighborhood restaurants around NYC is seeking a driven and dedicated Sous chef for our iconic Italian restaurant in West Village. The sous chef is a critical part of the restaurant’s culinary management team, supporting the overall day to day operations in tandem with the other chefs and front of house managers. This position will focus on ensuring excellent and consistent guest experiences as well as building and maintaining a high performing team in order to drive sales, profitability and employee retention rates. Specifically, the sous chef will work closely with the back of house team to ensure consistent, proper execution of the menu and that recipe production is within the restaurant’s specifications, all while maintaining a top notch facility that complies with all standards. This role will focus on line and prep cook ongoing training as well as coaching and accountability for the BOH and FOH service team on a daily basis. This is a key leadership position that requires the highest standards of leadership, integrity, and technical skill to provide an internal role model of the company’s values and expectations of service for the entire team.
This position requires 1-3 years experience in a sous chef or kitchen supervisory position. The right person for this role will be tenacious, energetic, have a passion for food & people and be obsessed with creating memorable guest experiences! This person will possess the following competencies:
â— Passion - has a passion for food, beverage, and the hospitality industry; has a strong
desire for continuous learning.
â— Sense of Urgency - demonstrates the ability to act quickly and appropriately once given direction
â— Takes Initiative - demonstrates the ability to self direct and is resourceful and takes the lead to find a solution when faced with challenges
â— Strong Attention to Detail - possesses a high level of detail in completing tasks and constantly strives for quality vs quantity
â— Communication – exhibits effective verbal and written communication between all levels of the company
â— Flexibility - Demonstrates an ability to change plans and priorities willingly when directed to - rolling with the punches and finding the best solutions for all
â— Problem Solving - Demonstrates the ability to think critically and creatively to find solutions that may not always be obvious
â— Positivity and Energy - ability to perform at a high level for extended periods of time; maintains a warm, energetic, can-do attitude in all circumstances.
â— Ironclad Integrity – behaves in an honest manner by showing consistency in words and actions; takes responsibility for own work, including problems and issues.
â— Leadership & Teamwork – has a natural ability to motivate and inspire others; views self as part of a team and willing to take responsibility to add to the team’s success
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
- Competitive Salary ($75k-$80k)
- Performance Based Bonus Program
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- Monthly Metro Card Reimbursement
- Cell Phone Allowance
- Dining Perks
- Career Advancement Opportunities