Sous Chef

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar
Washington, DC
Oct 27, 2021
Oct 29, 2021
Food Service, Chef
Full Time
Company Introduction: Be part of our opening team as we make our South Florida debut in early 2021 at 800 East Las Olas Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Our mission is to provide an "escape" to Havana through exciting food, beverage and entertainment experiences that celebrate the Cuban people and culture. Our name, which translates to "a free Cuba," signifies hope for the future of the treasured island nation. Two-time James Beard Award winning Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot's menus reflect the cuisine served today in paladares (small, privately-owned restaurants) throughout the island nation - chef-crafted versions of traditional and contemporary Cuban dishes that he experiences during his continuing travels to Cuba. Our tropical ambiance, vintage decor, upbeat Latin music and menu of "today's Cuban cuisine", make all of our restaurants a must-see, must-experience dining destination. Our other locations are Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Orlando and Washington, DC, with San Juan scheduled for 2022. For more information please visit Looking to join a stellar team, have a passion for food and dining and appreciate quality? Yes! Consider applying to Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar. Our Sous Chefs are integral in continuing to build a better brand with the best management and staff by constantly improving our food and service with a focus on our team and guests while providing unparalleled hospitality. Effectively and efficiently manage the restaurant's diverse back of house kitchen staff and operations to ensure positive guest experience and satisfaction. This position requires flexibility and a wide range of culinary, service and business acumen. Managers embody, inspire and teach skills that will elevate the core values of Cuba Libre. Comply with restaurant and Home Office goals and objectives, standard policies, procedures and health and safety regulations. Qualifications: 2 years previous experience in a fast-paced restaurant with high culinary standards The advantage goes to candidates with a diploma from a culinary school or a food handler certificate such as ServSafe Manager, or the local equivalent. Ability to multitask and work quickly. Adhere to food safety standards. Display culinary and knife skills. Be at least 18 years of age. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Ability to speak, read and write English. Spanish is preferred. About the Company: Our Mission: To provide an "escape" to Havana through exciting food, beverage and entertainment experiences that celebrate the Cuban people and culture. Our Core Values: We are "People" People We are "Honestly" Honest We Take Ownership We are Distinctive and Unique !We Sizzle! We are an equal opportunity employer. We foster an inclusive work environment characterized by respect, learning, growth, and accountability. Responsibilities of All Employees: Exemplifying the culture and values of Cuba Libre. Being a hospitality role model with guests and employees. Interacting with guests and employees in a warm, polite, and welcoming manner. "Reading" guests - greeting and engaging with guests in their preferred manner. Displaying excellent teamwork. Maintaining a clean and safe environment.