Sous Chef - Execution

Mcmenamins Centralia , WA 98531

Posted 2 months ago

McMenamins is NOW HIRING! We are local, family-owned and operated, with 50+ locations in Oregon & Washington. We emphasize community, art, history, music, food, drink, and fun.

The job duties described below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of this position. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Description of Position:

Primarily, the Sous Chef I will assist the Head Chef and Executive Chef in the management of all daily functions of the kitchen and kitchen staff in the Chef's absence but under the Chef's guidance. Duties include but are not be limited to: Overseeing all food production and execution on property including restaurant/pub, catering and special events; interviewing, hiring, supervising, disciplining, and training staff; staff scheduling and employee performance evaluations; adhering to and enforcing portioning guidelines; ordering food product and kitchen supplies via guides; general filing, documentation, and other administrative duties; managing food and labor costs; ensuring food is expedited in a timely manner; attending department head meetings; facilitating regular staff and manager meetings; taking and extending the monthly inventory; and menu and food specials development. Catering duties (when applicable) include, but are not limited to: Attending weekly contract meetings; tracking contract change orders and making the necessary adjustments; consistent and professional communication with sales and catering department; ensuring food gets to the events by established deadlines; and overseeing product quality and presentation, staffing for carving stations, and menu planning. The Sous Chef I must also have the ability to work well independently and as a member of a team. Each employee will be expected to perform their job in a safe manner and report any safety concerns to Management. All McMenamin employees will also be expected to keep current on all company events, history, and products. Other duties may occur as assigned.

Requirements of the Job:

  • Previous management or supervisory experience in high volume kitchen

  • Previous culinary experience or education

  • Maintain a current Food Handlers card

  • Ability to interact positively with other employees, vendors, departments, customers, and guests

  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills

  • Ability to work efficiently & multi-task while meeting deadlines in deadline oriented environment

  • Flexible schedule required including days, evenings, weekends, special events and holidays

  • Working knowledge of all company policies and procedures

Essential Job Functions:

  • Produce excellent quality food for customers

  • Effectively manage employees in a positive, professional manner

  • Safely lift and carry heavy objects with a hand truck or the help of another person if necessary

  • Ability to remain calm and focused and provide excellent food products in a high volume environment

  • Ability to track on-hands & complete ordering

  • Ability to work the hours necessary to complete the job

  • Follow strict adherence to deadlines, product quality, recipes, and food specs to maintain and update order & prep pars from on-hands

  • Work for long periods on feet including frequent walking and standing

  • Perform repetitive movement such as pushing, pulling, bending, some twisting and stooping

  • Perform fine hand manipulation including handling small and large objects, chopping and use of kitchen equipment as well as work with and around sharp objects, including knives & slicers

  • Communicate clearly and be positive, polite, and cooperative with co-workers, managers, vendors, and customers

  • Work in and around a hot kitchen and various heat sources, including grills, broilers, and hot-oil fryers

  • Work with chemicals used in cleaning and sanitizing

  • Complete dishwashing duties as needed

Most importantly, this job requires a positive attitude and a commitment to excellent customer service.

Each employee is expected to come to work ready to have fun and be a positive force.


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