Sous Chef/Kitchen Manager, Full-Time

at Covenant Living Communities in Carol StreamCarol Stream, Illinois, United States

Job Description

We Are Inspired to Serve. Join us!The Sous Chef prepares and oversees the meal preparation and serving of meals providing quality customer service. This position is responsible for various duties relating to food preparation, food handling and proper sanitation procedures.

Job Description

This position reports directly to the Executive Chef and is service oriented in nature. The Sous Chef respectfully interacts with all residents, family members, visitors and co-workers, and maintains a positive customer service relationship practicing honesty and integrity in all aspects of job performance. In performance of duties, the Sous Chef is entrusted with the following responsibilities:
1. The Sous Chef is the lead culinarian in the kitchen in the Executive Chefs absence.
2. The Sous Chef is trained and is expected to handle ordering for the entire kitchen when necessary. As well as training cooks to assist with lighter ordering responsibilities.
3. Leads food preparation and plans daily cooking schedule so food is properly cooked and served at correct serving temperatures. Ensures that food is served promptly to ensure optimal food quality and preparation.
4. Maintains food preparation and storage areas in a clean manner at all times. Stores and labels all food containers appropriately. Monitors and ensures all food handling procedures are followed in cooperation with state and federal regulations.
5. Keeps kitchen and dining room safe by picking up unsafe items on floor and mopping up spills immediately, removing all broken or hazardous objects from the kitchen and dining room, maintains full knowledge of safety alarms and co-operates with all safety policies and procedures.
6. Observes and reports needed repairs and/or service to equipment.
7. Make modifications as directed by the Executive Chef and/or Dining Services Director in quantity and content of meals to accommodate food preferences and/or requirements.
8. Provides routine supervision to the wait staff and servers in the absence of management.
9. Attends in-services as required by state and federal regulations.
10. Assures compliance with Covenant Retirement Communities policies and procedures and State and Federal regulations.
11. Oversee back of the house schedule.
12. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Executive Chef, Dining Services Director, Assistant Dining Services Director and/or Kitchen Manager. Duties are subject to change.
1. This position requires a high school degree or the equivalent.
2. At least five (5) years of previous related experience in food service preferred. Culinary arts graduate preferred.
3. Must have an understanding of batch cooking and general use of standardized recipes. Experience in volume production, sanitation, food borne illness and cross contamination policies and procedures desired. Must have knowledge of large and small food preparation and service equipment. Sanitation certification a plus.
4. The person must be tactful and posses effective communication skills (read and write, English), and have the ability to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to verbalize understanding of written documentation, instructions, general policies, procedures and emergency information of the facility.
5. Must have a genuine compassion for the elderly and disabled. Must possess good interpersonal skills, project a friendly personality, and understand customer service and teambuilding concepts. Ability to deal with residents in a pleasant and professional manner is required.
6. Must be able to work independently without direct supervision by following all facility procedures and guidelines and using good judgement and common sense, and have the ability to follow through on assigned tasks, and demonstrate initiative. Must be able to organize own job routine to accomplishment shift's assignment.
7. Must have intermediate computer related skills, Outlook, Excel, Word, Ordering programs, vendor ordering guide use, etc.

For full time employees, we offer a generous benefits package that includes:
Medical, dental and vision insurance
Employer paid group term life and disability
Paid Time Off (PTO) & six paid holidays
403(b) with a 3% employer match
Fitness center use at most facilities.
Various voluntary benefits:
Life, AD&D
Tuition assistance and scholarships
Employee assistance program
Legal services, home/auto insurance, discount purchasing program
Pet Insurance
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Covenant Living and CovenantCare at Home are equal opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, protected veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by local laws, regulations, or ordinances.

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Job Posting: 11926476

Posted On: May 24, 2024

Updated On: Jun 09, 2024

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