Sous Chef Job Responsibilities:
- Directs food preparation and collaborates with executive chef.
- Helps in the design of food and drink menu.
- Produces high quality plates, including both design and taste.
- Oversees and supervises kitchen staff.
- Assists with menu planning, inventory, and management of supplies.
- Ensures that food is top quality and that kitchen is in good condition.
- Keeps stations clean and complies with food safety standards.
- Offers suggestions and creative ideas that can improve upon the kitchen’s performance.
- Prepares food properly.
- Schedules staff shifts.
- Trains new employees.
- Orders food supplies.
- Monitors and maintains kitchen equipment.
- Solves problems that arise and seizes control of issues in the kitchen.
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Sous Chef Skills / Qualifications:
- Knowledge of various cooking methods, ingredients, and procedures
- Management skills
- Familiarity with industry’s best practices
- Hand-eye coordination
- Time-management skills
- Decision making
- Handles pressure
- Deals with uncertainty
Education and Experience Requirements:
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Formal culinary training can be helpful