Sous Chef

Employer
Restaurant Associates
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jan 14, 2019
Closes
Jan 18, 2019
Function
Food Service, Chef
Industry
Restaurant
Hours
Full Time
We have an opening for a Sous Chef position. Location: Washington DC Note: online applications accepted only. If you have a positive attitude and a love for learning, you may be interested in joining our team. Restaurant Associates is recognized as the nation's premier hospitality company, operating over 170 prestigious locations. Restaurant Associates, based in New York City, provides premium food services to museums, performing arts centers, aquariums, corporate dining, educational facilities and off-premise catering events in New York City, Boston, Hartford, Atlanta, Chicago, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Restaurant Associates is a subsidiary of Compass Group North America, the world's leading foodservice organization. At RA, food is inspiration. Our unmatched culture of hospitality excellence enables us to provide memorable experiences for premier clients. We empower many to be their best though delicious food that happens to be "better-for-you" and the planet. Core Values: Dedication to Quality Spirit of Ownership Commitment to Talent & Diversity Responsible Citizenship Passion for Hospitality https://youtu.be/wG6ki04lpuc Full time associates at Restaurant Associates are offered many fantastic benefits such as: Medical Dental Vision Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) Commuter Benefits Wellness Program Employee Assistance Program Life Insurance for Associates and Eligible Dependents Short Term Disability (STD) and Long Term Disability (LTD) Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance Discount Marketplace And other voluntary benefits Job Summary Summary: As a Sous Chef II, you are responsible for assisting with the overall success of the food program and overseeing culinary functions. The position entails assisting in all phases of planning, ordering, inventory, and food preparation. This includes adhering to the client's culture and guidelines, the Health Department's regulations, and the company's standards and expectations of food quality, freshness and presentation. The Sous Chef II also motivates, trains, develops, and directs the back of house associates preparing and cooking foods to accomplish the objectives of the operation to the satisfaction of the customers, clients, and management. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Assists in coordinating and participating in the preparation and cooking of various food items. Assists with planning and creating menus. Rolls out new culinary programs in conjunction with the marketing and culinary team. Assists with managing cost controls and controlling expenditure. Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: 5 years of related culinary experience including 1 year at the supervisory or lead level. Experience in restaurants, hotels, corporate dining, education, military, health care, and/or related food service operations. Knowledge of food and industry trends with a focus on quality, production, sanitation, safety, food cost controls, and presentation. Ability to set up and distribute production sheets. Supervisory, leadership, training, management, and coaching skills. ServSafe or Department of Health Certification is preferred. Computer skills and knowledge of MS Office products including Excel. Associate's degree in Culinary Arts is preferred. About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry Compass Group is an equal opportunity employer. At Compass, we are committed to treating all Applicants and Associates fairly based on their abilities, achievements, and experience without regard to race, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by law. Qualified candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of this position satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: this job post is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all essential responsibilities, skills, tasks, or requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position posted, the Company reserves the right to modify or change the essential functions of the job based on business necessity. Los Angeles applicants: Compass Group will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box ordinance). Req ID: 219357 SALARIED EXEMPT