Agern - Sous Chef

New York, United States Full-time

In cooperation with the Chef De Cuisine, the Sous Chef is responsible for providing delicious food rooted in the New Nordic Cuisine philosophy. Must provide leadership over the culinary team to prepare delicious and safe food to our patrons while meeting or exceeding our business objectives. Additionally, he/she will be engaged in sourcing and developing a wide range of products.

  • Creates exciting, innovative, and delicious food.
  • Participates in team communication and development to elevate the knowledge of staff and inspires them to provide delicious food and great guest service within the context of our organizational culture.
  • Trains and supervises all kitchen staff in proper procedures, cooking methods and sanitation of all foods.
  • Monitors all aspects of food service on a daily basis in assigned area to ensure quality, sanitary preparation and presentation.
  • Develops, implements and adheres to all sanitation guidelines. Is responsible for an “A” rating from the Health Department
  • Maintains accurate recipes and works closely with purchasing to keep all systems up to date.
  • Orders supplies as needed.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Working during  weekends, holidays and peak business periods are required, including working any shift/day designated by the department.
  • The ability to perform cooking methods, prepare soups, stocks and sauces and the operation of all hot and cold culinary stations proficiently according to the MeyersUSA culinary departmental standards is required.
  • It is the responsibility of the Sous Chef to stay current with techniques, preparations, ingredients and any other topics related to all areas of food production in the culinary industry. This means ongoing education and professional development, including workshops, seminars, classes, meetings etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.) applications is required.
  • The ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure is also required.
  • Must be Food Handler/Food Protection-certified within 6 months of employment.
  • An Associate's Degree or Vocational Certification in Culinary Arts required or a minimum of (3) years of experience in a Sous Chef position of a comparable restaurant.