Sodexo Inc. Sous Chef in PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania

Unit Description

Sodexo is operating multiple local farm to table corporate restaurants in the Philadelphia, Collegeville,and King of Prussia areas seeking a Sous Chef to join our team. Our restaurants change their menus 3 times a year to reflect the seasonal and local products available and our chefs drive innovation in all facets of the kitchen.

There are exciting opportunities that will allow you to work with local farms, experiment with the newest food trends, cook dishes from scratch, help create seasonally changing menus, as well as, be part of a team grounded by positivity, innovation and creativity! If you are looking for an opportunity to be part of a food forward program and have a passion for your craft, this may be the fit for you. Our team is seeking the "best of the best" in the industry as we continue to grow rapidly, with advancement opportunities available. This is a great chance to be part of an awesome team that you can be proud of and truly enjoy, day in and day out!

This position supports the Executive Chef in all aspects of the culinary operation. The Sous Chef will assume responsibility for the restaurant's food quality, presentation, adherence to standard operating procedures, staff supervision, staff development, creativity of daily features and cost management within our corporate restaurants.

Basic Job Duties:

  • Menu creation with standardized recipes

  • Scheduling and monitoring of kitchen staff

  • Hiring, training and development of culinary and general kitchen staff

  • Maintaining kitchen safety and sanitation standards

  • Ordering, requisitioning, and inventory control of food products

  • Actively manage variable cost centers to ensure profitability with food product and labor costs.

  • Maintain updated costing

  • Maintain equipment in good working order by submitting regular service and repair requests

  • Partner with front of house to achieve department goals

  • Attend designated department meetings

  • Complete other duties as assigned

What this Job can offer you:

Monday through Friday work schedule (hours 6am-3pm)

Opportunity for some evening hours depending on business (not required)

All major holidays and weekends off

Full benefit package to include medical, dental and vision

Paid vacation

401 K and flexible spending account

Preferred Experience: :

Must be at least 18 years of age or older

Completion of High School Diploma or Equivalent work experience

Minimum of 2 years’ experience in kitchen management

Minimum of 5 years’ experience in food preparation

Additional Qualifications:

Strong knowledge and experience in upscale casual or club dining restaurants

Ability to convey information, work within strict deadlines, multi-task, and react quickly and effectively to challenges

Ability to lead a team of employees utilizing proven organizational and communication skills

Possess a valid or be willing to obtain a ServSafe certification

Knowledge and ability to work with technology

Degree in culinary arts preferred

Working Conditions:

Physical requirements include the ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs., walking, bending, standing 85% of the shift, and working in extreme temperatures.

Good personal hygiene is a must.

Position Summary

Leads food preparation at one station of a foodservice operation (i.e., salads, soups). May supervise less than two full time employees.

Qualifications & Requirements

Basic Education Requirement - High School Diploma, GED or equivalent

Sodexo is an EEO/AA/Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran employer.

System ID 77614

Category Culinary

Relocation Type No

Employment Status Full-Time