Sous Chef
Hard Rock Hotel - San Diego - San Diego, CA

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We’re looking for a Sous Chef to join our kick-ass crew in the Main Kitchen and Banquets!

As a Sous Chef, you’ll be responsible for food production and ensuring that all food production workers are performing their duties as prescribed by the quality standards established by the Executive Chef. The Sous Chef assumes all of the duties of the Banquet Chef and/or Executive Chef in his or her absence.

Job Responsibilities
Key responsibilities of a Sous Chef include:
• Ensuring that all portion sizes, quality standards, department rules, policies and procedures are being followed by team members
• Ensuring that team members are following safety, sanitation and security procedures
• Supervising the production of all food items
• Training, supervising, and working with all cooks and kitchen staff in order to prepare, cook and present food according to standard
• Ensuring that equipment in work area is clean and in proper working condition
• Inspecting assigned areas and coordinating cleaning activities
• Supervising the production of all food items
Job Requirements
The ideal Sous Chef candidate will have had a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a high-volume banquet operation and hotel main kitchen. The minimum qualifications for this position are:
• Minimum of 2 years of culinary supervisory experience required
• Demonstrate expert skill level on all cook stations
• Must have a thorough knowledge of food products, standard recipes and proper preparation
• Ability to analyze, forecast data, and make judgments to ensure proper payroll and production control
• Demonstrate leadership skills with a focus on coaching for success
• Demonstrate safe work practices and safety standards in the kitchen environment as required
• Ability to oversee the daily operations of the kitchen in the absence of a Banquet Chef or Executive Chef
• Ability to speak with others using clear and professional language
• Ability to listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of other employees
• Ability to stand, walk and move around during entire shift
• Ability to handle, carry and/or lift items weighing up to 50 pounds
• Ability to perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy
• Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, and weekends
• Must have a valid Certified Food Handlers Card or be capable of obtaining one
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