B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group

  • Sous Chef

    The Hay-Adams
    Job Function
    Food & Beverage
    Full Time
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    Oversees and directs all aspects of the kitchen operation, providing functional assistance and direction, and coordinates functions and activities with other Food & Beverage department heads, in absence of Executive Chef.


    Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

    1. The Hay Adams Handbook, the department Standard Operating Manual and our policies and procedures are part of this job description.
    2. Supervise the day to day functions of all Kitchen employees, facilities, and costs and contribute to maximizing the overall Food & Beverage departmental profit.
    3. Maintain and strictly abide by state sanitation/health regulations and hotel requirements. 
    4. Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment, properly and safely.
    5. Meet with the Executive Chef to review assignments, anticipated business levels, changes and other information pertinent to the job performance.
    6. Opening shift-Ensures all scheduled staff shows up for scheduled time of work, and unlocks secured areas (i.e. reach and walk ins), secure keys according to procedures.
    7. Complete opening shift duties. Inspect the cleanliness and working condition of all tools, equipment and supplies. Check production schedule and pars. Establish priority items for the day.
    8. Prepare all menu items following recipes and yield guides, according to departmental standards.
    9. Inform Chef of any foreseeable shortages before items run out.
    10. Minimize waste and maintain controls to attain forecasted food cost.
    11. Control and analyze on an ongoing basis the quality levels of production and presentation including the employee cafeteria, guest satisfaction, merchandising and marketing, operation/ payroll/food costs, and sanitation, cleanliness and hygiene. Also ensure optimum performance in all above areas.
    12. Responsible for the production, preparation, and presentation of all food items to ensure highest quality at all times.
    13. Set and train, and promote department Standards of Excellence.
    14. Conduct administrative work as required.
    15. Perform other functions as required and directed


    To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to a satisfactory standard. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education: High School diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate; certification of culinary training or apprenticeship preferred; Sanitation and Hygiene Certificate required.


    License/Certification: Serve Safe and Hygiene License


    Experience: Should have a minimum of 1-2 years of experience as Sous chef in hotels with similar style and standards


    Basic Expectations: Demonstrates knowledge of all culinary operations. Be able to plan and prepare for restaurant, catering, bar and room service operations. Be able to prepare and also train culinary staff of such basic items like preparation, presentation of foods such as salads, sauces, soups, butchering, etc. Experience in cold and hot prepared foods for buffets, and basic pastry knowledge.


    Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for managing the Kitchen environment. Includes line cooks, pantry, banquet and pastry staff...Assist in training, planning, directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems, and promoting department Standard of Excellence.


    Language Skills: Must have good working knowledge of the English language ability to read and comprehend instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to communicate in English with guests, co-workers and management to their understanding. Ability to communicate in a second language is a plus.


    Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations. Ability to perform these operations using units of American weight measurements, volume and distance.


    Reasoning Ability: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to perform job functions with minimal supervision. Ability to work cohesively with co-workers as part of a team. Basic computer skills.


    Physical Ability: While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk and sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to20-30 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


    EEO AA M/F/Vet/Disabled


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